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Police Officer (Academy Graduate)
City of Daly City, San Francisco/Peninsula

Law Enforcement

For more info contact:
(650) 991-8028
Close Date: Jul 30, 2014
Salary: $6,413.00 - $7,795.00 Monthly



Application Process:

Applications accepted until Wednesday, July 30, 2014. To be considered a complete application, qualified candidates must complete a City of Daly City application, supplemental questionnaire and submit a copy of a proof of graduation from an approved California POST Police Academy. Please upload a PDF copy of your proof of graduation from California POST Police Academy with your application otherwise it will be considered INCOMPLETE.

We strongly prefer that you upload the verification documents in one file when you are applying online. If you are unable to upload documents please email a copy of the verification documents immediately after submitting your application online to along with a coversheet indicating that you submitted your application online.

Selection Process:

Only candidates demonstrating possession of the requirements in the Qualifications section will be considered for immediate consideration. The Police Department's selection process includes an interview and successful completion of a thorough Background Investigation, including fingerprinting as well as polygraph exam, psychological evaluation, and medical examinations.

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, August 6, 2014.


Under general supervision, subject to exercise of individual judgment and initiative, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regulations; and to do related work as required.




An incumbent in this position performs a variety of law enforcement activities during an assigned shift, which may include crime response, patrol, investigation, traffic enforcement, crime prevention and public safety, case presentation and variable shifts. They wear uniforms, carry weapons, drive patrol cars or ride motorcycles and must comply with departmental grooming standards. In addition, they work under potentially adverse and hazardous conditions and are on call.





Patrols an assigned area in radio car, on motorcycle, or on foot; answers calls for protection of life and private property, and the enforcement of city, county and state laws; conducts preliminary or full investigations depending on assignment, of prowlers, burglaries, thefts, holdups, accidents, deaths and other disturbances; directs traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at emergency or congested situations; stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warns drivers against unlawful practices; collects and presents evidence with criminal prosecutions; serves warrants and subpoenas; prepares reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and unusual incidents observed; gives information and directions to the public. Assists in maintaining police records and types records and reports; operates headquarters radio telephone equipment to dispatch officers on patrol; as ordered, acts as lead officer in the field on a shift. Performs basic investigation, consulting and crime prevention work in assisting to control juvenile delinquency; performs such other basic police work as attending fire scenes to assist in the protection of life and property, parade and crowd controlling duties, and engaging in problem-solving skills and tactics.





To qualify for competition in this entry-level examination, you must:


1.         Be 21 years of age.


2.         Possess a United States high school diploma, or G.E.D. with qualifying scores, or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination, or attained a two-year or four-year degree from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Universities.


3.        Have satisfactorily completed a P.O.S.T. approved academy.


4.         Possess a valid Class CCalifornia Driver's License by date of appointment.


5.         Possess a personal history which is compatible with the effective performance of sworn police duties.


6.         Have the physical strength, stamina and agility adequate to perform all duties of a Police Officer.


7.         Hear well enough to comprehend radio transmissions and long-range conversations.


8.         Have adequate written and oral communication skills to give instructions and explanations, conduct information-gathering interviews and write reports.


9.        Be able to deal with a variety of people and situations, exercising judgment, tact and self-restraint.


10.       Have adequate reading skills to understand and interpret orders, bulletins, laws, codes and court



11.        Be willing to work irregular hours and days and at various locations in the City.


12.        Be able to interact positively and cooperate with co-workers, respond politely to customers, and work as a team member.


13.      Be able to function under demanding time pressure.


14.      Be able to respond in a positive manner to supervision.


15.      Be able to attend work and perform duties on a regular and consistent basis


Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.


Certification: Basic POST Certificate








Ideal Candidate:

Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.         

Certification: Basic POST Certificate


Police Officer's Association

Effective June 12, 2012

INCENTIVE PAY: Eligible employees receive educational incentive pay as follows:
                        Intermediate Certificate:            4% of base salary
                        Advanced Certificate:               7% of base salary
                                                                            7 % Maximum Incentive
BILINGUAL PAY: $65.00/month
SENIOR OFFICER COMPENSATION: Sworn police officers having completed 20 years of service with the City receive Senior Officer Pay. Such additional compensation is PERS-compensable and is added to base salary. Effective 01/01/98, monthly incentive is $100.00.
                                                      Effective 01/01/09 - $900.00 annually
         A.    Section 125 Options - Available to all eligible full-time regular employees.
Cafeteria Plan
Medical Insurance: The City’s monthly contribution to CalPERS for each eligible active employee for the purchase of medical insurance will be
                              Employee Only             $572.92
                              Employee + 1               $572.92
                              Family                            $572.92
Effective January 1, 2011, the City will provide each eligible employee with a monthly Cafeteria Plan Allowance of: 
                        No coverage                          $680.00
                        Employee Only                     $127.08
                        Employee +1                         $872.08
                                Employee + Family              $872.08
·             City-sponsored Dental/Orthodontia - Effective 01/1/12, employee pays full monthly premium: $102.13.
        Maximum Annual Dental Benefit:            $1,000 /$1,100 PPO
        Maximum Lifetime Orthodontia Benefit: $1,500
·             City-sponsored Basic $2,000 Group Term Life- Employee pays full monthly premium of $0.50 effective 1/1/2010.
·             POA-sponsored Long Term Disability - Employee pays the full monthly premium of $24.50 from monthly lump sum amount provided by the City to the employee for payment to the Police Officer's Association.
 RETIREMENT - PERS 3% @ Age 55 (classic employees) or 2.7% @ Age 57 (new employees)
Effective 1/1/2013, Full benefits as provided by the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA).
Effective 7/1/08, a retiring employee shall place 100% of eligible Sick Leave Cash Out into the City-sponsored Retiree Health Savings Account.
HOLIDAYS: 11 paid holidays per year
SICK LEAVE: Sworn police officers accrue sick leave at the rate of twelve working days per year. The maximum pay out of 50% of accumulated, unused sick leave at the time of retirement, death, or abolishment of position remains at a cash value not to exceed 900 hours of pay.
 VACATION: After completing service years noted, employees accrue vacation days also noted.
                                             Completed                    # Days
                                            Service Years                 Accrued
                                                After 1                              14
                                                After 5                              18
                                                After 13                            23
                                               After 21                            28


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