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Job Title: Police Officer – Entry

 

Job Time Type: Full Time (30 Hours or More)

Job Description: Under supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; to perform related work as required.

Typical Duties:

  • Patrol City in radio car, on bicycle, horseback, motorcycle or on foot; answer calls for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of City, County and State laws*;
  • May conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, holdups, vehicle accidents, death and other criminal incidents; make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects*;
  • Gather and preserve evidence*;
  • Testify and present evidence in court*;
  • Administer first aid*;
  • Contract and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders*;
  • Prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted and unusual incidents observed*;
  • Serve warrants and subpoenas*;
  • While on patrol, stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices; Issue citations and make arrests as necessary; check buildings for physical security*;
  • Attend and police special events and other emergency or congested situations*;
  • Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public*;
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to: Physically pursue and capture wanted persons; observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents and places; use and care of firearms; think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and people accurately; learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; learn and use standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; understand and carry out oral and written directions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High school graduation or equivalent, supplemented by a valid Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Academy certification.

  Education Level: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Requires a Driver’s License: Yes

Minimum Salary: 26.83 Hour                                            Maximum Salary: 37.77 Hour

Pay Comments: DOE (Depends on Experience)

Job Application Methods Accepted: Via Company Website (Address provided below)

Company Website: https://chico.ca.us/

How to Apply: For a full description and to apply visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/chico

Employer Information:

CITY OF CHICO

411 Main Street

Chico, CA 95928

Minimum Hourly Wage: 26.83
Maximum Hourly Wage: 37.77

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes