The Town of Colma Police Department is seeking individuals who have graduated from a California P.O.S.T. certified academy, successfully completed a field training program and are committed to public safety and quality service to community residents, businesses, and visitors. We are a small, professional department, which enthusiastically supports the professional development of experienced Police Officers through unique training and academic opportunities.
Minimum Qualifications•Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment, a U.S. citizen and possess a valid California driver’s license.•Must have graduated from a California P.O.S.T. certified academy.•Must have completed a field training program.Education: Applicants must have a high school diploma/GED and at least thirty (30) semester units at an accredited college or university (by the date of application), to be eligible to participate in the selection process.Physical: •Be in excellent physical condition as determined by P.O.S.T. physical requirements.•Have normal hearing in both ears without correction.•Have 20/20 vision uncorrected/corrected (no more than 20/70 vision uncorrected).•Have no serious color vision deficiency.•Be free of disabling physical conditions or diseases that interfere with police work.•Have weight in proportion to height & frame.•Be emotionally stable and mature.Knowledge of: Laws, government regulations, police operational procedures, modern management procedures (especially those effective in promoting a positive, healthy work environment), and motor vehicle operations.Ability to: Participate in and pass an extension background check; Make arrests and to read, comprehend, explain and apply complex issues of law derived from code books, computer screens and other printed materials; Drive a motor vehicle under emergency conditions and to hear verbal communications at normal speaking tones via radio and telephone and verbalize succinctly; Qualify in the use of firearms on a periodic basis; Write accurate, clear, concise, and factual reports; Analyze and prioritize situations and adopt effective courses of action while giving due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; Maintain cooperative relationships with other employees, supervisors, public officials, and employees of non-police organizations and agencies, as well as the public being served.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits•Salary Range: $8,183 to $10,042 per month •PERS Medical (up to second most expensive plan offered), Delta Dental and VSP insurances provided for employee and eligible dependents•PERS Retirement (3% at 55 or 2.7% @ 57 as defined by state law) and 1.5% base salary contributed to a portable RHS account. Town paid $50,000 life insurance for employee•$100 monthly matching deferred compensation program (voluntary) •Health Club fees to $47.00/month•Uniform allowance•Educational reimbursement program and incentive compensation •5% holiday pay in lieu; 1.5x hourly rate on designated holiday shifts•10-25 vacation days based on length of service •Sick leave accrual of 8 hours per month
The Town of Colma, known worldwide as the “City of Souls,” is the smallest city in San Mateo County with 1,500 residents - and 1.5 million “souls”. However, Colma is more than just 16 cemeteries. Colma’s commercial buildings make a distinguished architectural statement resulting from design standards that encourage Spanish-Mediterranean motifs. Colma boasts an old-world charm all its own; from i...ts brick-paved residential streets and ornamental street lamps to its restored historical museum and railroad depot located at its 5,500 square foot Community Center. The Police Station is characterized by inlayed arches and a three-story clock tower. Within its 2 square mile boundaries, the Town enjoys a strong tax base with two shopping centers, one of Northern California’s most complete collection of car dealerships and a card room. There are two BART stations nearby.