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POLICE OFFICER- entry/lateral

City of Paso Robles - Paso Robles, California

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$62,028.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$62,028.00 annual
$62,028.00 annual
Top Pay:
$78,780.00 annual

Job Description


Patrols a designated area of the City in a radio-equipped car, motorcycle, or on foot, for the prevention of crime and enforcement of traffic laws and regulations; directs traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at fires, parades, and other emergencies or congested situations; prepares reports of arrests made, investigations conducted and illegal incidents observed; apprehends and arrests criminals; responds to radio and telephone dispatches and reports to scenes of disorder or crime; interacts and works with diverse groups of people within the department  and community to render service and collect information; testifies in court regarding policing duties; searches and transports prisoners; collects and preserves crime scene evidence; participates in community oriented policing; uses computers for reports, communications, and information retrieval; serves warrants and subpoenas; administers first aid; performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Additional Information


Knowledge of:  Modern police methods and procedures including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques; modern 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; self-defense tactics; interview techniques; public contact techniques; modern office methods and techniques.

Ability to:  Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; think clearly and act quickly in emergency situations; interact and work with others appropriately and effectively in work place and community of diverse cultures, ages, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds; use computer and related software; learn, understand, interpret and apply laws and regulations; gather and evaluate facts and evidence, draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations; develop skill in the use of firearms; perform work requiring good physical condition; work a variety of shift schedules; show command presence; successfully complete field training programs.

Education & Training: Please view education & training requirement on full ad at www.prcity.com/jobs

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Highschool, 60 college units
  • Experience: entry level/lateral


Each applicant must submit a completed City Employment Application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline, POSTMARKS NOT ACCEPTED. Persons interested in applying for this position should download an application at: www.prcity.com/jobs. Applications can be submitted in person, by mail to the address above or by emailing to hr@prcity.com. Resumes and cover letters are preferred, but not required.

Contact Informaton

Human Resources

City of Paso Robles
1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, California 93446
phone: (805) 227-7234

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