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Police Officer
Lateral / Academy Graduate/Attendee
City of Emeryville, East Bay

Law Enforcement

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(510) 596-4390
Close Date: Jun 6, 2017
Salary: $97,872.00 - $116,796.00 Annually



The Emeryville Police Department is a proactive, professional, public safety organization that prides itself on its interaction and support within the community. The Department’s culture preserves a family atmosphere while maintaining its professional status, which strongly emphasizes a problem solving approach. In addition to the basic services such as patrol and dispatch, the department provides special services such as traffic, bicycle, foot patrol, youth diversion, crime analysis, school resource, K9, and field evidence. Members of the department pride themselves on being an organization of professionals that is respected by law enforcement peers and fully responsive to the public safety needs of the community. There is a commitment and dedication to making the City of Emeryville a safe environment in which to live and work. 


Emeryville Police pride themselves on providing a level of service that is unsurpassed. Each member of the department is expected to live up to a unique “Statement of Values.”  As a police officer, you will be responsible for a variety of law enforcement activities involving the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention and investigation of crimes, and maintenance of order in a designated area during an assigned shift on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or by patrol car.   This position participates in 4/10 and 3/12 work week schedules and must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays.  There is an 18-month probationary period which can be extended up to an additional three (3) months.   This position is represented by the Emeryville Police Officers Association (EPOA).

Ideal Candidate:

The minimum qualifications standards that must be met for consideration of this position: 

  • Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and has applied for, citizenship at least one year before making application for employment; 
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent with related college course work;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by date of appointment;
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record (an ongoing requirement);
  • Of good moral character;
  • Free of any felony convictions;
  • Corrected vision of in each eye to 20/30; normal color vision and hearing;
  • Free from any physical, emotional or medical condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer;
  • Academy Attendee/Graduate:  Must be currently enrolled in or have successfully graduated from a POST approved Law Enforcement Academy at the time of application.  Academy attendees must graduate prior to appointment.  Academy graduates must have graduated within the last 3 years (or have a requalification certificate dated within the last 3 years);
  • Lateral:  Must have a POST Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced certificate and not have been separated more than 3 years from a law enforcement position in the State of California.



The City provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Salary for this position is $97,872 to $116,796 and the benefits include:


  • Retirement:  Classic Members – 3% @ 55 (based on highest three consecutive years); Employee pays the 9% member contribution plus cost-sharing of 3%, totaling 12% (effective 7/1/17, the employee cost-sharing will increase to 4%, for a total of 13% employee contribution).  New Members -- 2.7% @ 57 PERS Plan (based on highest three consecutive years). Employee pays the 12.25% member contribution. The City does not participate in Social Security.
  • Vacation:  0 – 4 years of service 2 weeks; 5 – 9 years of service 3 weeks; 10 – 20 years of service 4 weeks; 21+  years 5 weeks.
  • Holidays: Thirteen (13) paid holidays per year.
  • Sick Leave: Three (3) weeks per year, with unlimited accumulation.
  • Shift Differential:  4% for hours worked between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am.
  • Uniform Allowance: $1,200.00
  • Health & Welfare: Medical, dental, and vision care coverage paid by the agency (to a capped amount) for the employee and eligible dependents.
  • Misc. Benefits:  City provides life/AD&D, chiropractic and employee assistance program benefits.
  • Education Incentive: 2.5% and 5% dependent upon certification or college degree. 
  • Scheduled Salary Increases:  1% effective 6/30/17.



All applicants must submit a completed application AND attach either:

  • Academy Graduate/Lateral -- a copy of your current POST certificate (dated within the last 3 years)
  • Academy Attendee -- a copy of a letter from your Training Coordinator on Academy letterhead stating that you are currently attending the academy. 

Submit your application and certificate/letter online at (paper applications will not be accepted).  


Visit the City website at for information about the City or department.


The filing deadline is



the first round of APPLICATIONS WILL BE screeNED on

FEBRUARY 17, 2017


All candidates are screened for minimum qualifications and application completeness.  All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a Certification List.  This List will be forwarded to the Police Department, and the candidates will be contacted by the Police Department for further processing.  Candidates selected to fill vacancies must pass a background, polygraph and psychological evaluation, a Police Chief’s Oral Interview and a post-conditional job offer medical examination. Interested applicants are encouraged to interview current personnel and request a ride-along experience.


Aside from the requirements above, suitability for employment is based upon the following skills:  problem-solving, learning, observations, interpersonal relations, dependability, written communications, which includes the ability to use a typewriter and/or computer keyboard for report writing, interest in people, integrity and credibility as a witness in a court of law.


The City is an equal opportunity employer.   All aspects of employment shall be without regard to sex, disability, race, political affiliation, religious creed, color, natural origin or age.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled applicants to participate in the application and examination process.  Applicants needing special accommodations must contact Human Resources sufficiently in advance of the testing process.  Please contact (510) 596-4390 to arrange for such accommodations.     

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