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The classification of Police Officer is a journey level classification assigned full arrest and citation powers under the California Penal Code. Police Officer is distinguished from the Police Officer Recruit classification in that it has full police authority to carry out the enforcement of laws and ordinances while the Police Officer Recruit is a recruiting and training-level classification with no police authority. Police Officer is distinguished from the Police Sergeant classification in that it is a journey level classification which has no supervisory responsibilities except for training new employees while the Police Sergeant has supervisory responsibility and directs work of subordinate personnel on a continual basis. Police Officers receive assignments and special instruction from higher ranking officers who also review the Police Officer’s work.
- Provide traffic control at accident scenes, fires, and congested areas.
Drive vehicles under hazardous and emergency conditions. Train new employees in proper police procedures.
Attend, participate, and represent the department at a variety of community events; participate in community engagement activities; build and maintain relationships with community members.
Conduct line-ups for identification of suspects.
Testify in court at criminal hearings and trials.
Patrol a designated area of the city on foot, on a motorcycle, or in a patrol car, jeep or van to preserve order, prevent crime discover criminal acts, and make arrests.
Promote and ensure a community-based policing philosophy and strategy, in which collaborative problem solving with citizens and other stakeholders is coveted.
Evaluate and control violent situations and persons; emphasize de-escalation tactics when appropriate.
May work in plain clothes to conduct follow-up investigations, and to suppress vice or narcotics activities.
Answer radio dispatched or citizens’ request for police services at accident scenes, domestic disputes, law violations, and peace disturbances.
Provide first aid to injured or sick subjects.
Order and direct emergency equipment at accident and disaster scenes. Search for missing persons.
Attend community meetings to discuss crime problems.
Conduct investigations, gather evidence, interview witnesses, take statements, make arrests, write citations and/or make written reports at crime or accident scenes.
- Apply selected knowledge (i.e., laws, statutes, court decisions, department policies, criminal investigation theories, etc.) in collecting, organizing, and analyzing a variety of information to decide on an appropriate and reasonable course of action.
- Observe, assimilate, remember, record, and recall pertinent facts and details.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and other City employees.
- Climb barriers, jump obstacles, and perform strenuous physical activities.
- Read maps and mapped information.
- Write clearly, accurately, concisely, and legibly using correct English, grammatical construction, and spelling.
- Evaluate and de-escalate stressful and volatile situations.
- Analyze problems and rationally and calmly take effective action in emergency and stressful situations.
- Plan and effectively present material orally to diverse groups.
- Deal courteously but firmly with the general public.
- Communicate in English in a clear, distinct, and understandable manner when speaking to individuals, to people of different socio-economic levels, before various public and community groups, and when testifying in court.
- Effectively work with, serve, and communicate impartially with individuals of a variety of culturally diverse and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Read and interpret complex technical documents in English.
- Use firearms safely and accurately.
- Control resisting subjects with a minimum of force necessary to effect an arrest.
- Use modern computer equipment including but not limited to in car mobile data computers, in car video and audio recording devices, body cameras, electronic mapping and GPS equipment, and specialized tracking equipment.
- Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Company: City of Sacramento
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Other
Job Location: Sacramento, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A