Police Sergeant

Clearlake, CA
Clearlake Police Department

Salary range: $7,243.13 – $8,804.07 Monthly.

Position Summary:

Under direction, to supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing law enforcement operations on an assigned shift; to supervise and personally perform investigation, patrol and traffic duties; and to perform a variety of administrative and technical duties in support of the department.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of officers assigned to various functions and programs including field patrol and investigations; provide overall technical and administrative direction to personnel on an assigned shift.
  • Provide or coordinate staff training; advise and instruct sworn and nonsworn staff regarding applicable policies, procedures and tactics; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for providing field operations services; implement policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned budget; submit budget recommendations; recommend purchase of supplies and equipment; monitor expenditures.
  • Supervise and participate in all normal shift duties as assigned, including enforcing local and State laws, issuing citations, making arrests, administering first aid and transporting offenders.
  • Respond to major crimes, accident scenes and emergencies; assume initial command.
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise traffic control activities for special events, parades, and street closures.
  • Review the work of departmental personnel to ensure compliance with department policies and procedures; review reports submitted by officers to verify completeness and the meeting of prescribed standards.
  • Prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of grant programs and projects as assigned.
  • Maintain and facilitate public relations and cooperative working relationships with news media, schools, local organizations and the general public; attend and speak at various community functions and meetings; respond to citizen complaints and requests for information; prepare press releases and confers with the media in matters related to assigned activities.


  • Three years of law enforcement experience equivalent to that of a Police Officer II.
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field.
  • Possession of, or have ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of a P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate and ability to obtain a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate within the required period of time.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, run, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 100 lbs.; exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, electrical hazards, dust, mechanical hazards, explosive materials and contagious diseases; availability for shift work, on-call, and stand-by call.