Police Sergeant

Wasco, CA
Wasco Police Department

Salary: $38.84 – $49.57 hourly.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, is responsible for law enforcement and crime prevention duties, serves as the watch commander on an assigned shift or directs a group of officers, dispatch and records division, as well as the property room. Participates in a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, and staff training; enforcement of laws and ordinances; crime prevention and investigation; directs and performs specified staff assignments. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides leadership by example, guidance and direction to officers; interprets points of procedure, policy and regulation for conduct of assigned staff member’s duties.
  • Supervises and coordinates crime scene activities, guides and directs officers, ensures crowd control and protection of evidence.
  • Coordinates simple, complex duties and special investigations; supervises and instructs subordinate officers in routine, complex and emergency situations.
  • Supervises and coordinates, guides and directs dispatchers, records clerk and police services technician.
  • Confers and coordinates with other supervisory personnel.
  • Conducts briefings and provides instruction and onthe-job training to assigned staff.
  • Responds to and resolves citizen complaints within established guidelines and authority.
  • Reviews submitted reports and records and directs law enforcement as needed. Ensures proper appearance and condition of uniforms, equipment and facility, and issues equipment to staff.
  • Prepares reports and statistical data and maintains a variety of records.
  • Evaluates employee performance, counsels employees regarding work performance and procedures, and documents disciplinary issues; conducts internal affair investigations.
  • Performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, crime prevention and suppression, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigations, case preparation and testimony, and provides information and assistance to the public; as well as performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Must have a minimum of five years of full-time police officer experience in a municipal or county law enforcement agency in good standing.
  • Must also have a minimum of one-year experience as Senior Police Officer with successful completion of the probationary period.
  • A valid California Class C Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance company.
  • Possession of a California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Intermediate, Advanced or Supervisory Certificate is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible full-time Senior Police Officer experience at a California Post approved law enforcement agency or one year of supervisory experience, performing increasingly complex and highly progressive support work.
  • Possession of a high school diploma or GED approved by the State of California.
  • California POST Certification as well as Advanced Post Certification in good standing.
  • Relevant college course work or college degree is preferred and relevant experience in patrol operations and
    philosophies is desired.