Booking Officer

City of Manteca , California

Job Information 



Mid Level


$66,445.39 - $80,764.74 Annually

Application Deadline 


09/22/2020 05:00 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive



Under general direction of the Police Captain, perform prisoner bookings and other law enforcement services as required; transport prisoners from the field to the police station and vice versa. Process criminal registrants. Transport prisoners from one law enforcement facility to another. Conduct limited, law enforcement functions at the direction of the Watch Commander, to include detection, apprehension, and arrest of criminals; enforce the laws and ordinances of the City, County and State.


Perform all functions related to the booking and transportation of arrestees and the processing of criminal registrants. This will include, but not be limited to, taking fingerprints, completing forms and citations, photographing arrestees, computer data entry, searching prisoners, feeding prisoners, communicating with prisoners, and inventorying prisoner property.

Drive marked and unmarked police vehicles to and from various locations, to include local crime scenes, San Joaquin County Jail, local and county hospitals, mental health facilities, other law enforcement facilities, and other locations as directed by the Watch Commander.

Prepare formal descriptive reports of, and provide testimony about potentially, suspected, or actually harmful or illegal conditions or activities, and of actions taken in response to such conditions or activities, for use by the Department and other public agencies.

Utilize and maintain a variety of specialized equipment such as firearms, police vehicles, radios, batons, handcuffs, flares, pepper sprays, electrical weapons, breath testing equipment and others according to established procedures; maintain proficiency in driving and the use of firearms; utilize a computer to research information and prepare reports.

Communicate with other City personnel, law enforcement agencies, outside organizations and the community to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues or concerns.

Respond to court subpoenas and testify in court concerning investigations assisted on, conducted and arrests made in the course of assigned duties.

Provide first aid, CPR and rescue services in the jail, or at crime scenes, accidents and other emergency situations.

Participate in various in-service training programs; attend various meetings as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned.



Principles, practices and procedures used during police booking procedures.
Record-keeping and report writing techniques.
Oral and written communication skills.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy,
Operation of a computer and assigned software.
Legal and defensive driving practices.

Perform all aspects of prisoner bookings.
Transport, search and safely handle prisoners in a variety of circumstances.
Learn State, county and city laws and ordinances.
Learn geography of the City and specific areas of assignment.
Learn Police Department organization, operations, policies and objectives.
Maintain records and prepare clear and concise reports.
Operate a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Understand and work within scope of authority.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
Perform duties requiring physical endurance in running, climbing and lifting.
Learn to administer first aid and CPR as necessary.
Report to work every scheduled workday.


Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school.

Level II Police Reserve status (or higher) at the time of appointment.
Valid California Class C driver’s license.
Incumbents must be 21 years old and meet criminal history requirements.

Indoor and outdoor working environment.
Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
Evening or variable hours, and emergency call-out.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and various police equipment.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Climbing stairs, ladders and over obstacles.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Walking and running over rough or uneven surfaces.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Bending at the waist, stooping, kneeling or crouching.
Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects or individuals as assigned by the position.
Physical agility and stamina.

Exposure to possible fights and confrontations.
Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
Driving a vehicle during adverse weather conditions.
Explosives and guns.



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