The Stockton Police Department offers excellent opportunities for individuals who have graduated from a police academy searching for an organization offering growth opportunity and challenge.
View the City of Stockton Police website www.joinSPD.com
QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:
- graduated from a California P.O.S.T. Basic Peace Officer Academy or Recertification Course within the past 3 years (DO NOT APPLY if your academy certificate will expire within 6 months of application);
- ability to provide a copy of their California P.O.S.T. academy or requalification certificate; and
- ability to provide a copy of their academy final examination - RBC Module I score (or LD90 for Requalification).
Academy graduates who meet these qualifications may apply now. Any questions regarding whether you meet these qualifications may be directed to the Stockton Police Department at StocktonPoliceInterest@stocktonca.gov
Specific information regarding how to submit required information and documentation is available in the supplemental questionnaire portion of the application.
GENERAL POSITION INFORMATION:
BARGAINING UNIT: Stockton Police Officers' Association (SPOA)
CIVIL SERVICE STATUS: Included
Veteran's Preference Points will not be awarded for this position.
Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony, and providing information and assistance to the public; performs related work as assigned.
- CLASS CHARACTERISTICS
This is the first working level class in law enforcement, performing all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve the normal scope of peace officer situations. Incumbents may be assigned to patrol, traffic, detective, juvenile, crime prevention, or other police related functions. This class is distinguished from uniformed civilian police-related classes by designation and the responsibilities and authorities associated with designation as a sworn peace officer under the laws of the State. It is further distinguished from Police Sergeant, which both supervises and participates in law enforcement activities
- PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
- Patrols assigned areas to ensure the security of life and property, observes situations, and deters crime by providing high visibility.
- Responds to suspicious activities and answers emergency calls for service.
- Enforces state, local, and federal laws and ordinances; issues verbal warnings and citations; pursues and apprehends suspects and requests assistance as required.
- Investigates juvenile and designated adult criminal activity and incidents as the assigned detective.
- Coordinates crime scene control and investigation, including interviews and interrogations, identification of witnesses, overseeing collection and preservation of physical evidence.
- Restores order, protects life and property, and maintains the peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations.
- Prepares and documents cases, completes reports and records, and prepares and maintains other logs and records.
- Investigates traffic accidents and provides traffic and crowd control as necessary; participates in special details and assignments, including K-9 and related activities; may serve as a field training officer.
- Retrieves, identifies, and returns found property and/or evidence to owners.
- Provides emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons and requests additional response.
- Provides information, directions, and other services and assistance to the public.
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Successful completion of a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) approved Basic Academy.
- Graduation from a United States high school or possession of a G.E.D. certificate received from a recognized accrediting association.
- Must possess a valid California Driver's License.
- Must meet, physical, psychological, and background standards, which include polygraph testing and California Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.
- Vision requirements are 20/20 for far visual acuity, either corrected or uncorrected. If corrected, no worse than 20/100 uncorrected in each eye separately. For laser surgery, one year minimum elapsed time between surgery and qualifying examination. Color blindness will be cause for rejection.
- Hearing capabilities must be within normal range - 5/5.
- The City of Stockton requires employees in a public safety classification to reasonably respond to emergencies at all times. Employees will be required to maintain primary residence within 45 minutes of City Hall in order to timely respond to emergencies and meet the health, safety and welfare needs of the City. New employees have up to three (3) months from date of hire to comply with the requirement. Any interested candidates must be willing to adhere to this requirement throughout the duration of employment.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain required California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Peace Officer Certification and firearms qualification.
- Must be willing to work evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts.
- Must be twenty (20) years old by the final filing date and twenty-one (21) by the time of appointment.
- Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
NOTE FOR APPLICANTS WHO HAVE A CALIFORNIA P.O.S.T BASIC PEACE OFFICER ACADEMY CERTIFICATE: You must submit a copy of your California P.O.S.T. Basic Peace Officer Academy Certificate (expiring no sooner than 6 months from date of application) and your academic final examination (RBC Module I) score from Academy. This will be used to rank applicants on the eligible list.
NOTE FOR APPLICANTS WITH A CALIFORNIA P.O.S.T. PEACE OFFICER RECERTIFICATION CERTIFICATE: You must submit a copy of your California P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Recertification Course Certificate (expiring no sooner than 6 months from date of application). In addition, you must submit your California P.O.S.T. Basic Peace Officer academic final examination score (LD-90) on official letterhead. This will be used to rank applicants on the eligible list.
- Basic law enforcement terminology and concepts;
- Techniques for dealing with people of all socio-economic levels under hostile and emergency situations; and Safety practices and precautions pertaining to the work.
- Observing and accurately recalling places, names, descriptive characteristics, and facts of incidents;
- Remaining calm and taking appropriate action in tense situations;
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work;
- Reading, interpreting, and applying complex laws, procedures, and policies;
- Making rapid, sound independent judgments within legal and procedural guidelines;
- Preparing clear and concise reports, records, and other written materials; and
- Understanding and following oral and written directions.
- Learn the principles, practices, procedures, laws and ordinances, terminology and operation of equipment used in law enforcement and crime prevention and investigation.
The Examination: Unassembled Examination (Pass/Fail) - An unassembled examination consisting of an appraisal of training, experience, and work history.
ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY AND SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL CITY OF STOCKTON APPLICATION FORM. (DO NOT STATE "REFER TO RESUME" ON YOUR APPLICATION OR SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.) INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTALS WILL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. POSTMARKS, FACSIMILES, AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE CITY'S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESUMES ARE WELCOMED BUT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLY.
The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an express or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.
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