Police Officer Lateral/Academy Graduate (Grover Beach)

compensation: 5,320.00 to 6,789.00
employment type: full-time

***Up to $11,000 in Hiring Incentives***

MOU establishes the following increases:
Effective July 1, 2020 additional 5%

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.


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.


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.

Patrols assigned areas by car, bicycle, motorcycle, or on foot; performs crime suppression and prevention activities; answers special calls; conducts initial and follow-up investigations; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses; answers complaints, including domestic disturbances, health code, and local ordinance violations; performs surveillance activities; conducts chemical, drug, and alcohol testing; investigates suspicious circumstances.

Enforces traffic laws; controls and directs traffic when necessary; performs crowd control; operates handheld and stationary radar devices; assists in crime prevention activities and the control of juvenile delinquency; serves search warrants and subpoenas; administers CPR and first aid in cases of emergency; issues citations and makes arrests; transports, books, and secures, directly or indirectly, the care and custody of detained persons.

May be temporarily assigned special duties when appointed by the Chief of Police, such as Detective, Field Training Officer, DARE, Traffic, or Senior Officer.

Coordinates and conducts complete and detailed investigation of crimes against persons and property or coordinates these activities with a Police Detective; collects, preserves, maintains, and processes evidence; takes written statements; prepares required reports and maintains investigative records; serves warrants and subpoenas; testifies in court in connection with prosecution of offenders; contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies as warranted.

Conducts property and building checks for burglary and other criminal activity; responds to questions, concerns, and requests for service from the general public; provides information as appropriate and resolves complaints.

May serve as a Detective; independently determines which cases to investigate; coordinates and conducts complete and detailed investigation of crimes against persons and property, and crimes involving vice, gaming, and narcotics violations; performs undercover and surveillance activities; conducts registration and tracking of sex offenders; collects, preserves, and maintains evidence and property.

Trains and assists less experienced personnel as assigned; may serve as a Field Training Officer, officer-in-charge, or in a variety of special program areas.

Responds to and resolves animal control issues.

Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public.

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.


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 are enrolled in but 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.

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