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Police Officer - Lateral or Academy Graduate

Orland Police Department - Orland, California

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$3,183.00 monthly
Top Pay:
$3,869.00 monthly

Job Description

Under general supervision prevents crimes, enforces laws, investigates complaints, and apprehends criminals and suspects; protects the innocent, helps the distressed, safeguards public rights, and aids in the administration of justice; and assumes responsibilities and performs duties related to the work, as required.

Representative Duties

Operates an automobile or walks in patrolling the city for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of laws and regulations; responds to radio dispatches and telephone instructions and appears at the scenes of disorder or crime; notes and reports traffic hazards; investigates and prepares reports on accidents, offenses, and damages to property; assists people in emergency situations; makes arrests, issues citations, and gives verbal warnings; intervenes in private and public disputes to protect the public and maintain order; appears in court; transports prisoners; writes case reports and logs activities; participates in training conferences and programs; makes public service presentations; and accepts special assignments as directed by supervising police personnel.

Additional Information


- PERS 3% @ 50 retirement - 100% City Paid Medical (employees and dependants) - 100% City Paid Dental/Vision - Incentive Pay for Bilingual and/or College Degree - Incentive Pay for POST Intermediate or Advanced Certificate - $1,200 per year Uniform allowance (paid monthly) - Term Life Insurance provided by City - PORAC LDF Member

Selection Process On receipt of completed City of Orland application form, education and experience and indications of abilities will be evaluated. Applications will be screened and the most qualified applicants will be invited to appear before an oral appraisal board. Names of successful candidates will be placed on an eligibility list from which selection(s) will be made. Final appointment will be made by the City Manager upon recommendation of the Chief of Police. Prior to being offered employment with the City of Orland, the top candidates(s) must pass an extensive background investigation, polygraph, medical and psychological screening.

Orland Police Officer Recruitment Flyer 2006 Page 2

Application Procedure and Filing Deadline

City application forms are available from City Hall or Police Department. Please call 530/865-1601 or 530/865-1616 for appropriate forms to be mailed to you. Completed and signed applications must be returned to City Hall Attn: Personnel. When a sufficient number of applicants has been preliminarily qualified, they will be invited to appear before an oral appraisal board. The City receives applications on a continuous basis.

The City

Orland was incorporated in 1909 and operates as a General Law city. There are five Council members elected for four years overlapping terms that provide legislative direction to city staff. Orland is situated in Glenn County with a population of over 6,575. It is approximately 100 miles north of Sacramento on Interstate 5. The area offers ample opportunity for hunting, fishing and many other kinds of recreation. Community facilities include excellent schools, modern library, and several churches. Orland considers itself to be a family oriented community and provides an excellent environment for the growth and development of individuals and families.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 at time of Appointment
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: California POST Basic Academy

Qualifications and Physical Requirements

Graduation from high school or GED; possession of valid Class C California driver’s license and completion of a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy within three years prior to date of hire or possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate or one year experience as a sworn, full-time California Law Enforcement Officer, or two years experience as a Level 1 Reserve; hearing normal; maximum of 20-70 uncorrected vision unless wearing contact lenses. Ability to speak or understand Spanish is highly desirable.


Ability to understand departmental rules, policies, laws, and regulations, together with an aptitude for law enforcement work; perform under stress; analyze situations and adopt a quick effective and reasonable course of action; write clear and accurate reports; understand and follow oral and written directions; exhibit physical endurance and agility; and deal with the public in a tactful, courteous and effective manner.

Contact Informaton

Sean Johnson

Orland Police Department
817 4th St
Orland, California 95963
phone: (530) 865-1616

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