Police Officer

Mammoth Lakes Police Department - Mammoth Lakes, California

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$76,055.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$76,055.00 annual
$76,055.00 annual
Top Pay:
$92,446.00 annual

Job Description

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is recruiting for a Police Officer (Lateral or, Academy-Trained) to join our team. We currently have ++one vacant position++** and will continue to accept applications for review as the needs of the department require.**

The Community

The Town of Mammoth Lakes is a year-round resort community located in the southwestern region of Mono County along the Eastern Sierra mountain range. The town is surrounded by over two million acres of forest and is bordered by the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness areas adjacent to Yosemite National Park. We have a year-round resident population of approximately 8,000, which increases to over 40,000 during peak seasons. Mammoth Lakes offers a fantastic lifestyle and abundant recreational opportunities such as skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, camping, rock climbing, and so much more!

The Department

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department's mission is to provide quality law enforcement services, while building partnerships to prevent crime, maintain public trust, and enhance the quality of life throughout the community. We are a full service law enforcement agency that uses both traditional and non-traditional policing methods to respond to the community's needs. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct, always treating people with dignity, fairness, and respect. 

The Ideal Candidate

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is looking for individuals who are motivated and dedicated to working in a growing resort community. You must be team-oriented and committed to the future direction of the department and the wider community. You must be flexible and have exemplary interpersonal skills. Integrity and outstanding moral character is a must. You must be willing to work irregular hours, rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and special events. 

Job Definition

Perform law enforcement and crime prevention work including but not limited to: controlling traffic flow and enforcing state and local traffic regulations; performing investigative work; participating in and providing support and assistance to special department crime prevention and enforcement programs; and, assisting the public.

To Apply: Visit www.townofmammothlakes.ca.gov

Additional Information


The Town of Mammoth Lakes offers a competitive benefits package including:

CalPERS retirement plan (3% @ 50 for Classic; 2.7% @ 57 for PEPRA

6.9% holiday pay

P.O.S.T. incentive pay (2.5% intermediate; 7.5% advanced; 10% supervisory)

5% bilingual pay

Longevity pay

Additional special assignment pay (including: 5% Officer-In-Charge; 5% Field Training Officer)

100% employer-paid health insurance for employee and eligible dependents

Generous vision & dental reimbursement program

Employer contribution of $4,500/year into Retiree Health Savings Account

Comprehensive leave accrual beginning at 7 hours per month, increasing with years of service

Sick leave accrual of 8 hours per month

Employer-paid life insurance for employee and eligible dependents

457 and tax deferred supplemental insurance plan options

Potential short-term housing available for successful candidate.

Job Requirements

  • Age: N/A
  • Education: Completion of California POST academy or BCW.
  • Experience: One year law enforcement experience is preferred.

Contact Informaton

Cassandra Mance

Mammoth Lakes Police Department
P.O. Box 2799
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
phone: (760) 965-3604

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