Police Sergeant

Sanger, CA
City of Sanger Police Department


Salary $75,588.00 – $91,872.00 Annually

Closing Date 12/15/2023 5:00 PM Pacific


Supervise various functions of a full service Police Department, organize and conduct training of subordinates and internal training programs; prepare performance evaluations of subordinates; conduct internal investigations; assist subordinate officers with criminal investigations; may assist with preparation of department budget; investigate accidents involving subordinates; review reports; assign follow up investigations; conduct inspections of subordinates, equipment and facilities; maintain discipline in conformance to department policies and procedures; coordinate with other law enforcement agencies and city departments and promote the professional image of law enforcement through a community oriented policing philosophy with an emphasis on community input and support.

Incumbents in this class perform the routine supervision and management activities associated with professional law enforcement; respond to emergency calls; and have supervisory authority and responsibility.

Qualifications & Examples of Duties

Education and Experience:

  • Currently employed as a permanent full-time police officer with the City of Sanger for a minimum of 5 years and possess a P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate at the time of application


  • Currently employed as a permanent full-time California municipal or county law enforcement officer for at least 7 years, and posses a P.O.S.T. Advanced or Supervisory Certificate at time of application


  • Possession of an appropriate valid California operator’s license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles

Medical Requirements:

  • Must meet prior to appointment, and maintain during employment with the Police Department, medical, health and physical standards as required by the department.

Direct supervision of an assigned shift or division, such as:

  • Patrol assigned area in radio car and on foot
  • Answer calls for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of local, State and Federal laws
  • Give information and directions to the public
  • Administer first aid
  • Prepare reports of unusual incidents or personnel performance
  • Testify in court and other hearing
  • May be assigned special investigations or liaison duties
  • May assume responsibility for special department projects
  • Prepare performance evaluation reports
  • Conduct in-service training
  • May work overtime or irregular hours
  • Investigate citizen complaints about police service, or personnel conduct
  • Perform as a watch commander
  • Represent the department at formal and informal events
  • Conduct meetings, make presentations
  • And other related duties as required

Supplemental Information

Ability to:

  • Act in a leadership capacity
  • Demonstrate keen powers of observation and memory
  • Make independent decisions while working in the field
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective course of action
  • Learn, understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations and ordinances
  • Prepare clear and comprehensive written reports
  • Meet and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Schedule, organize and assist in the work and training of subordinates
  • Establish and maintain discipline
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned
  • Be sensitive and respect the needs of others

Knowledge of:

  • Contemporary police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, problem solving, traffic control, investigation techniques
  • Standard radio dispatch procedures
  • Criminal law and recent court decisions affecting apprehension, arrest and custody
  • Laws and ordinances relating to juveniles
  • Principles and techniques of supervision and training
  • Investigative techniques and procedures of evidence gathering
  • Policies, procedures and regulations of the department
  • Laws, regulations and policies that regulate the jail operations
  • Computer applications in law enforcement (word processing, CAD, RMS)

The Process


Applications received by the filing date will be reviewed for accuracy, completeness and job-related qualifications. A limited number of persons whose applications clearly demonstrate they most closely meet the requirements may be invited to participate in the selection process – which may be any combination of written, oral and/or performance exams. Before starting work, applicants must present documentation of their identity and authorization to work in the United States.


Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. All statements made on the application are subject to verification; false statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge.


Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the City of Sanger Personnel Department.
Please contact Sierra Delgado, Human Resources Technician if you have any questions at humanresources@ci.sanger.ca.us or 559-876-6300 extension 1310.