City of Santa Rosa , California
$88,119.00 - $112,344.00 Annually
No Application Deadline
Want to enforce the law and work in partnership with the Community?
Become a Santa Rosa Police Officer!
7.75% for Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificate
4.5% for Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate
3-5% Bilingual Pay
3-6% Master Police Officer Pay
In addition to a competitive salary, retirement through CalPERS and a generous benefits package, this position offers opportunities for special assignments with incentive pay including K9, Hostage Negotiation, Narcotics, Gangs, Property Crimes, Domestic Violence, Violent Crimes, Motorcycle Officers and SWAT. There are also extensive opportunities for career advancement and department funded training opportunities.
You are encouraged to talk with the Santa Rosa Police Department Recruiting staff for additional information or questions:
SRPD Recruiting Office
Why Santa Rosa?
The Santa Rosa Police Department was formed in 1867 with three "Town Marshals" and currently employs 261 employees. The Police Department is part of the City of Santa Rosa organization. The dedicated staff of the Police Department are committed to providing exceptional public safety services and taking a leadership role in building community partnerships to make our city a better, safer place to live, work and play.
In this position you will be working closely with the other officers in the department which makes this a close-knit workplace. You will also have the opportunity to respond to numerous calls for service in a variety of assignments. The Department provides officers with a primary uniform and a supplemental uniform allowance of $1,100/year. A body armor allowance of $1,000 is provided upon hire, and a $300/year thereafter.
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:
In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties Section, each employee in this classification may perform the following duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties which may be assigned.
Incumbents in this classification are required to work rotating shifts and assignments and may be assigned to work overtime with little or no notice. Due to the varied and unpredictable nature of police work, incumbents may also be required to perform the following:Measure distances using calibrated instruments such as when investigating traffic accidents or processing crime scenes; make precise arm-hand positioning movements and maintain static arm-hand position such as when sighting and shooting a firearm; direct traffic which requires continuous and repetitive arm-hand movements; use sufficient strength to enable the incumbent to sprint, jump, or physically overcome resistance when chasing or apprehending suspects; coordinate the movement of more than one limb simultaneously such as when using a hand radio while driving a vehicle or searching a building with firearm drawn, flashlight on and opening and closing doors; bend or stoop repeatedly and continuously over time such as getting in and out of a patrol car or gathering evidence at crime scenes; patrol officers wear a 15 pound utility/gun belt which requires the continuous support from stomach and lower back muscles; a patrol officer typically spends 7 - 8 hours per day driving a vehicle which requires the continuous support of lower back muscles; climbing ladders and searching rooftops requires lifting arms above shoulder level and working at heights greater than ten feet; searching for suspects or lost persons may require walking over rough, uneven, slippery or rocky surfaces including fields, parks, hillsides and creeks; an officer is required to listen for alarms, screams, breaking glass or other suspicious and unusual noises that may require investigation; move heavy objects such as equipment (50 pounds and more), and lift and carry injured or intoxicated persons short and long distances; work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements; tolerate very hot and very cold temperatures; sit for extended periods of time and may or may not be able to change positions such as when sitting in a patrol vehicle, or performing surveillance; foot beat and search activities require walking for extended periods of time, unable to stop, sit or rest at will; crowd and traffic control duties require standing for extended periods of time, unable to sit or rest at will.
Applicants must complete a City application and supplemental questionnaire online and must meet one of the following minimum qualifications:
If you have been unsuccessful in a previous background investigation process (including polygraph examination or psychological assessment) with the Santa Rosa Police Department, your application will be screened on a case-by-case basis to determine if you will proceed further in the selection process.
Pre-Employment Illegal Drug Use Standards
Pre-Employment Driving History Standards
Ability to: Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places; demonstrate proficiency in the use and care of firearms; think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and people accurately; maintain a professional demeanor during stressful situations; learn, understand, and interpret laws, rules, regulations, and policies; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; demonstrate proficiency in the exercise of defensive tactics; handle an automobile in high speed and emergency situations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; understand and carry out oral and written directions; uphold the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics at all times.
The Selection Process has three parts:
Vision Acuity Standards: For individuals wearing eye glasses or hard contact lenses, uncorrected vision of 20/80 or better in both eyes; corrected vision of 20/30 when both eyes are tested together. For those wearing soft contact lenses, no "uncorrected" far-vision acuity standard applies, but vision must be corrected to 20/30 when both eyes are tested together. The wearer of hard or soft lenses must have at least one year of successful use. Normal color vision is required. Individuals who have had LASIK surgery may be cleared for hire if visual function standards are met and there is no presence of significant symptoms, complications, or regression.
P.O.S.T. Personal History Statement Form 2-251
Physical Function Testing
No location specified