The Morro Bay Police Department is seeking highly qualified individuals to become part of our team. The ideal police officer must have excellent written and oral communication skills. The ideal applicant is a person with high energy, are mature, innovative and progressive thinking, and demonstrate self-initiative and leadership abilities. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills to effectively respond to problems and complaints from the public and be able to think clearly and act quickly and decisively in emergency situations while remaining calm.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Officers patrol assigned beats to protect life and property; intervene in disputes to protect the public and maintain order; enforce all applicable laws; conduct preliminary and appropriate follow-up investigations; handle and investigate traffic related incidents; participate in training programs; secure and collect evidence; process prisoners for booking at County Jail; prepare appropriate reports; testify in court; and perform other related tasks as required.
APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO:
Express oneself clearly in writing and speech; use of good judgment and problem solving techniques; ability to comprehend, retain, and recall information; capable of making effective, logical decisions under pressure; good observational skills and ability to sense when something is wrong; willingness to confront problems; interest in working with people; empathy & sensitivity in working with people; desire for self- improvement; pride in one’s demeanor and appearance; good physical coordination, stamina, and agility necessary for the demands of police work; work various assigned shifts; accurately and safely use, care for and qualify with issued equipment including various firearms and personal safety weapons; and drive various types of police vehicles for extended periods of time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education:
Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency. AA degree is desirable.
Experience: Lateral or Police Academy Graduate.
License: Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver License. Must possess and maintain a satisfactory driving record and be insurable to operate City vehicles.
Meet P.O.S.T. requirements for vision, hearing, physical agility and medical. Be 21 years of age at time of appointment and a U.S. Citizen.
THE CITY OF MORRO BAY POLICE DEPARTMENT:
The Department’s vision statement is simple: excellence in service. The Morro Bay Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of police services in partnership with our community. The management and leadership philosophy is one of collaboration, recognizing that every employee is important to the organization and to encourage our employees to foster and feel part of the organization. The Department encourages employee input on decision making within the organization.