Police Officer (Entry/Academy Level/Lateral)

$108,283 - $169,264 yearly
  • Milpitas Police Department
  • Milpitas, CA, USA
  • Apr 16, 2019
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; to participate in and provide support and assistance to special department crime prevention and enforcement programs; to perform a variety of technical law enforcement tasks.
General supervision is provided by a Police Sergeant.
Assignments may require indirect supervision of sworn and non-sworn personnel.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Patrol City in radio-equipped car; 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, hold-ups, death, and other criminal incidents.
Patrol the City on a motor cycle or in a radar-equipped patrol unit; respond to calls related to traffic incidents and any other required emergencies; observe, monitor and control routine and unusual traffic conditions; assist and advise motorists and enforce traffic safety laws.
Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
Collect and present evidence using scientific identification techniques and testify in court.
Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
Prepare reports and arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed. 

Stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; issue citations and make arrests as necessary.
Check buildings for physical security.
Direct traffic at fire, 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.
Assist in the performance of special investigative and crime prevention duties as required.
Transport prisoners, serve warrants and subpoenas; retrieve and request information involving arrests and subpoenas; submit reports on complaints and perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints.
Serve warrants within the department and with outside agencies; provide functional guidance to clerical staff involved in warrant processing; keep up-to-date on laws and procedures required for processing warrants.
Administer first aid as necessary.

Knowledge of:
Police methods of procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control,  investigation and identification techniques, and equipment, police records and reports,  and first aid techniques.
Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest,  and custody   of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of  evidence pertaining to the, seizure and preservation of evidence.
 Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory.
 Self defense tactics.
 Interviewing and interrogation techniques.
 Knowledge of:
 Geography of local area.
 Ability to:
 Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places.
 Use and care for 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 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.
 Meet the physical requirements established by the Department.
 Successfully complete P.O.S.T. department training requirements.
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required  knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and  abilities would be:
  None required.
Education:      Sixty semester units of college level studies with major course work in police    science   or related field.     i.e.   liberal arts, business, psychology, or political    science. 
 Licenses and Certificates
 Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate, valid California Driver’s  License.