Under general supervision, performs tasks and duties related to the protection of public health, safety and welfare, and the enforcement of applicable federal, state, and local laws; provides traffic enforcement and control; carries out special assignments in a particular phase of police work or administration; performs other related duties as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Police Officer is the working level class performing the full scope of assigned law enforcement duties and responsibilities under general supervision. This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Police Corporal in that the latter is a lead position that may serve as the Watch Commander on an assigned shift in the absence of a Police Sergeant or higher ranking officer. A Police Officer may also serve in a special assignment capacity. SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED: Receives general supervision from a Police Sergeant or higher ranking officer, depending upon assignment. Technical and functional supervision may be provided by a Police Corporal. May provide technical/training supervision for assigned officers, special programs, or when assigned as officer-in-charge.
Education and/or Experience: Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Police Officer. Typically, a Police Officer would possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior experience in law enforcement and an associate's degree are highly desirable. License/Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license prior to appointment. Possession of a certificate of completion of a Basic Police Academy certified by California Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) is required prior to appointment as a Police Officer. If you have not graduated a Basic Police Academy certified by P.O.S.T. at the time of submitting your application, please upload proof of enrollment in lieu of a P.O.S.T. Certificate in the attachments section of your application.
***Up to $6,000 in Hiring Incentives***
Internal Number: 0015
About City of Grover Beach
Grover Beach is a community-oriented beach town offering diverse and affordable housing, a beautiful Central Coast location, and plenty of opportunities for all. Grover Beach is a full-service General Law city with a Council-Manager form of government with an ethnically diverse population of 13,400 covering 2.25 square miles. Located off Highway 101 and Highway 1, Grover Beach shares borders with Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande, and is just 20 minutes south of San Luis Obispo, home of Cal Poly State University.
The City is moving forward with a number of significant infrastructure and economic development opportunities including the beachfront Grover Beach Lodge and Conference Center, construction of a municipal broadband network, and street rehabilitation following voter approval of a $48 million bond in 2014. Grover Beach draws tourists and residents with its moderate coastal climate, and diverse recreational activities year-round, including weekly summer concert series, hiking, riding, and jogging along white sandy beaches, dunes and sea cliffs, or surfing, kayaking, and fishing in the ocean. The City of Grover Beach provides the entrance to California’s only drivable stretch of beach.