The City of Greenfield is looking for a new Police Sergeant Under direction, plans, schedules, organizes, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of police officers and professional staff; trains sworn staff and provides for their professional development; provides administrative and budgetary support to the Chief of Police; and performs related work as required. This position is responsible for planning patrol and public service activities and for assisting in various administrative areas. While the Sergeant may respond to calls for service, the primary responsibilities are supervisory, including the coordination of activities with those of other City departments and law enforcement agencies.
Education, Certifications and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities would be:
Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school, completion of an accredited police academy and four years as a sworn law enforcement officer, which includes two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. College degrees in criminal justice or a related field is desirable.
Licenses/Training Certificates •Possession of an appropriate valid California Motor Vehicle Driver’s license and safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicles. •Possession of P.O.ST. Advanced certification. •Possession of P.O.ST. Supervisory certification. •Any of the following is preferred: Supervisory Leadership Institute, Command College, FBI National Academy.
Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible sworn law enforcement experience in a law enforcement agency.
The City of Greenfield is located in the heart of the Salinas Valley, formed by the Gabilan Mountains range to the east and the Santa Lucia Mountains range to the west. Greenfield is, approximately 135 miles south of San Francisco, 95 miles south of San Jose and 60 miles north of Paso Robles. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.
The climate for Greenfield is moderate with average temperatures around 50 degrees in winter and about 70 degrees in summer. High temperatures may reach the low 90s during mid-summer. Most rain falls between October and March; there are 14-20 inches of rain annually.
Wineries in the Area
Due to its location near California's Central Coast, the area is filled with rich soil and desirable climate, ideal for many agricultural and wine companies.