Application materials may be obtained from Lakeport City Hall or by calling (707) 263-5615 x 103 or by visiting the Employment page of the City’s website www.cityoflakeport.com. Please submit a completed City of Lakeport Application and copies of all required certificates no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in order to be considered for the first review. All statements made in the application process are subject to verification; false statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge.
All City applications received will be reviewed for accuracy, completeness and job-related qualifications. A limited number of the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an oral interview. Physical agility and written testing may be required. Finalists then must successfully pass a thorough background investigation, medical, polygraph, and psychological examinations. Fingerprints are required. Appointment to the position is contingent upon successfully passing all examinations. Applicants who successfully complete the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list.
Under general supervision, patrols an assigned area in the prevention of crime and enforcement of law and order; carries out special assignments related to departmental operations or law enforcement in general; conducts investigations; performs related work as assigned.
Summary of Job Duties
Please see full job description available with application packet on the City of Lakeport Employment page .
Patrols an assigned area during an assigned shift and looks for indicators of possible criminal activity or threats to life and property; answers calls for police services; makes field contacts and completes forms; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations.
Makes arrests as necessary; serves warrants and subpoenas; conducts searches and seizures; interviews victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogates suspects; gathers and preserves evidence; receives, searches, and books prisoners; fingerprints and transports prisoners; testifies and presents evidence in court.
Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders. Writes reports and field notes; participates in staff development; attends briefings and training sessions; performs routine maintenance on assigned patrol vehicle, firearms, and other equipment.
Makes traffic stops and issues warnings, citations, investigates vehicle accidents, provides emergency medical care as necessary. Assists the public and answers questions; administers first aid and responds to calls for medical assistance; establishes and maintains good relationships with the general public.
Lateral Entry: At time of appointment, candidates must possess or be eligible for a California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate. Please submit P.O.S.T. Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Certificates at the time of application.
Academy Graduate: At time of appointment, candidates must have successfully completed a California P.O.S.T. approved Basic Academy within the last 3 years. The P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate must be submitted at the time of application.
Academy in Process: Applicants must be currently enrolled at a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved Police Academy and must graduate prior to hire.
All Candidates: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; possess or be eligible for a valid First Aid and CPR Certificate; be at least twenty-one years old at time of appointment; weight proportional to height; uncorrected vision of 20/100 or better in both eyes and must be corrected to 20/30; normal color vision; possess sufficient strength and agility necessary to perform the duties of a Police Officer; possess a valid California Driver’s License at time of appointment; and live within a reasonable response time of the Police Department.
Additional Salary Information: Police Officer I: $4,067 – $5,190 per month
Police Officer II: $4,255 - $5,431 per month
Police Officer III: $4,450 - $5,681 per month
About City of Lakeport
At the Lakeport Police Department, we are committed to working as a partner with our community and City government to provide a safe environment to live, work, visit, run a business or raise a family. Our City enjoys a very low crime rate and provides an exceptional quality of life. Lakeport has
all of the benefits of a close-knit community with loads of small-town charm. Employees of the City enjoy affordable housing, excellent schools and easy commute times.