If you want to be part of a brand new department that's focused on community policing in a young, vibrant, family-oriented city, we invite you to apply. If you'd like to be part of building an extraordinary new agency from the ground up, we invite you to apply. If you're hardworking, accountable, love what you do, and are yearning for new opportunities in your law enforcement career, we invite you to apply.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: MAY 2020 First Review of Applications: September 1, 2019
DEFINITION Under general supervision, performs law enforcement and crime prevention tasks and duties related to the protection of public health, safety, and welfare; patrols an assigned area to ensure the enforcement of all applicable federal, state, and local laws; performs investigative work; and performs additional related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction and supervision from higher level sworn personnel. Does not exercise supervision over staff.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS The Police Officer is the journey level class in the Police Officer series in which incumbents are expected to independently perform the full scope of assigned law enforcement duties and responsibilities under general supervision. Incumbents may receive special assignments to detectives, motors, and special taskforces. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Police Corporal in that the latter is responsible for the performance of the more complex and difficult tasks and for providing field supervision of assigned personnel and activities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Graduation from High School or equivalent and successful completion of a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified Police Academy. One year of current, full-time experience as a police officer with a public agency.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Possession of a valid California POST Basic Certificate or a valid California POST Basic Course Waiver at time of application.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.
Must currently be employed as a sworn Peace Officer, in good standing.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must successfully complete a comprehensive POST background investigation, physical examination and psychological evaluation.
Must possess U.S. Citizenship at time of appointment.