Under general supervision, patrols an assigned area, enforces
municipal codes, traffic codes, and related public safety laws;
detects, prevents, and investigates crimes and carries out special
assignments in the protection of life and property; and performs
other duties as assigned.
The Police Officer is distinguished from the Police Sergeant in
that it does not have formal supervisory authority or field
training responsibilities involving other sworn officers. The
Police Officer may assume specialized details or assignments.
RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF
QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED. FILING PERIOD MAY CLOSE AT ANY
Lateral Officer Signing Bonus:$2,500 paid upon successful
completion of Field Training and $5,000 paid upon successful
completion of probationary period (12 months).
This is a lateral entry opportunity; applicants must have Basic
P.O.S.T. certificate or be eligible for certification at the time
the application is submitted. Must be currently employed as a
full-time Police Officer, or have been employed as a sworn Police
Officer within 1 year of application and eligible for rehire.
Please refer to the qualification guidelines below for
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of
the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
this class. Other duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted
or changed at any time at the discretion of management, either
orally or in writing.
Enforces City, County and State ordinances and laws.
Patrols a designated area of the City on foot or in a radio car
to prevent crime and maintain law and order.
Respond to general public service calls and complaints including
domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control,
automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony
Inspects premises at night; assists in the investigation of
crimes; conducts preliminary investigations of disturbances,
burglaries, thefts, armed robberies, vehicle accidents, deaths or
other matters involving possible law violations; discover and
prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other
laws and ordinances; issue warnings and citations.
Provides first aid and/or CPR for injured persons prior to
advanced medical support; requests medical attention when
Direct traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency or
congested situations. Conduct traffic analyses and general traffic
surveys; obtain traffic accident statements; Examine conditions of
accident scenes; takes written statements; clears scene of
obstructions and wreckage; notes and reports traffic hazards;
conducts investigations of serious injury and fatality traffic
Reports abandoned or damaged vehicles; inspects establishments
providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment.
Intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public
and maintain order.
Conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations of
disturbances, suspicious vehicles or persons, burglaries, thefts,
armed robberies, homicides, deaths, or other matters involving
possible law violations determining the proper cause of action.
Carries out special assignments related to departmental
operations or law enforcement in general.
Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in
matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the
investigation of offenses.
Gather and preserve evidence; interview victims, complainants
and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects; apprehend and
arrest offenders; testify and present evidence in court.
Prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed, and
unusual incidents observed; serve warrants and subpoenas; remain
current on laws and procedures required for serving warrants.
Taking custody of prisoners including but not limited to
transportation, receiving, searching, fingerprinting, photographing
Participates in police training courses and programs; provides
escorts or guard services for parades, various public activities or
meetings; participates in staff development; attends briefings and
training sessions; performs routine maintenance on assigned patrol
vehicle, firearms, and other equipment.
- Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law
enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with general
public; take an active role in areas of public education relative
to crime and crime prevention. QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Federal, state, and municipal ordinances; principles and
practices of modern law enforcement, including crime prevention,
identification and investigation techniques.Use of police records
and identification methods and their applications; laws and
constitutional guarantees governing the custody of persons, search,
seizure and evidence.Laws and procedures relating to juvenile
welfare, traffic control and safety; laws and policies concerning
police authority. Proper care and maintenance of property and
Understand and interpret laws, ordinances, departmental policies
and regulations. Analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective
and responsible course of action. Explain a variety of parking and
traffic regulations when required.Cope with stressful situations
firmly, courteously, tactfully and with respect for the rights of
others. Effectively use and care for firearms; remember names,
faces, facts and details of incidents. Write reports clearly and
accurately; drive an automobile skillfully.Speak well and present
ideas clearly and effectively; follow oral and written
instructions; work effectively with other employees; meet the
general public with courtesy and tact.
High School Graduate or GED equivalent; completion of college
level courses in Police Science is desirable.
Licenses/ Certificates/ and Special Requirements:
Lateral Police Officer applicants must have Basic P.O.S.T.
certificate or be eligible for certification at the time the
application is submitted. Must be currently employed as a full-time
Police Officer, or have been employed as a sworn Police Officer
within 1 year of application and eligible for rehire.
Out of State Applicants: At least one continuous year of sworn
general law enforcement experience within the last two years. Basic
Course Waiver (BCW) from the California Commission on Peace Officer
Standards and Training (POST) is required and must be submitted by
time of appointment.
Vision:No more than 20/70 uncorrected and 20/20 corrected and
normal color vision. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the
ability to adjust focus.
Age:Must be 21 years of age or older.
Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States OR permanent
resident alien who is eligible for and has already applied for
Character:Applicants must be of good character and reputation.
Applicants will be fingerprinted and records checked in both State
and Federal Bureaus. Applicants must not have a record of
conviction of a serious offense, or numerous convictions of minor
offenses. Credit rating, if established, must be satisfactory.
Driver's License:Possession of a valid California driver's
license, an acceptable driving record and evidence of
Step 1: Online Application:In order to be considered for a law
enforcement position with theUpland Police Department, applicants
must submit an online application in response to a current job
opportunity listed on the City's website.
Step 2: Oral Interview:Qualified applicants will be required to
complete oral interviews as part of the recruitment process.
Step 3 Background Investigation and Administrative Interviews:
Qualified applicants will undergo a complete, comprehensive, POST
approved Background Investigation including awriting sample, live
scan and Polygraph Examination.Upon completion of the background
investigation, applicants may be invited to an Administrative
Step 4: Conditional Job Offer:Following the successful
completion of all prior steps, candidates may be made a conditional
job offer. Job offers are conditional upon the successful
completion of a psychological and medical examination.
Step 5: Psychological and Medical Examinations:Qualified
applicants shall undergo a psychological assessment by a qualified
professional to determine their suitability for the position. In
addition, applicants will complete a full medical examination,
including drug screening.
Additional Recruitment Scoring Information:
Veteran Test Points: Applicants who served on active duty status
in the U.S military may be eligible for 5 points added to the Oral
Interview upon receiving a passing score. Applicants must submit
form DD214 showing honorable discharge. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL
The physical and mental demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by employees to
successfully perform the essential functions of this class.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate
objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The
employee is expected to climb or scale walls, ladders, or steps,
carry police safety gear; stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, squat or
crawl, as well as walk, sit, and run. Sensory demands include
talking, hearing, and using smell. No more than 20/70 uncorrected
and 20/20 corrected and normal color vision. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral
vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. These
positions must be able to pull and carry persons in emergency
situations, administer first aid, and may perform CPR, and push or
pull gurneys to and from emergency vehicles. Employees are expected
to grasp and carry power and hand tools, and lift, carry, and move
persons, equipment, and push, pull or drag objects weighing up to
100 pounds or more.
While performing the duties of this class, employees are
regularly required to use written and oral communication skills;
read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and
solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and
interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new
skills; and interact with City staff, other organizations, police
safety personnel, school representatives, residents and business
representatives, and the public.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and
is exposed to hazardous conditions and materials. These positions
frequently conduct field inspections outdoors under variable
weather conditions. The work involves exposure to extreme heat,
smoke, dust, fumes, and inclement weather, as well as loud noises
such as, but not limited to, sirens, alarms, and diesel
These positions require the use of safety helmets, earplugs, and
other specialized equipment. These positions are subject to the
threat of injury and life threatening hazards as part of police
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status,
genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.