Application Process for Police Officer - Lateral:
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LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED POLICE OFFICER LATERALS!
**This recruitment is for Lateral Police Officer transfers only. Candidates seeking consideration for the entry-level Trainee Police Officer will need to apply to the Police Officer Trainee recruitment).**
Campbell Police Department invites applications for the Police Officer Lateral position. Continue your career in law enforcement by joining the Campbell Police Department and make a difference in the Campbell community. We are looking for women and men from all backgrounds who would like to make an impact in the communities they service. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Be the one to make a difference in a community that supports our core values of Service, Justice, and Fundamental Fairness. We offer endless opportunities and the chance to make a positive impact in your community. We recognize that excellent customer service, community partnerships and responsiveness to our communities’ needs are the foundation of superior police service.
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Police Officer Lateral: This position is a sworn position in the Police Department. Enforces Federal, State and Municipal laws and ordinances; performs patrol duties in cars, on motorcycles or bicycles, and on foot as required; enforces State and local traffic laws to regulate traffic, and investigates accidents; answers calls for service and the protection of life and property; makes arrests as required and testifies in court; performs crime prevention duties and community relations activities; interfaces with all City departments to insure the utmost service to the citizens of Campbell; prepares reports; services and maintains departmental equipment; may relieve or assist Records or Communications personnel.
Education/Experience: Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university. (college units must be completed at time of application) Completion of a POST approved basic academy.
Probationary Period: Upon date of hire and 18 months following the date of swearing in as a Police Officer
Typical Duties: Enforces Federal, State and Municipal laws and ordinances; performs patrol duties in cars, on motorcycles or bicycles, and on foot as required; enforces State and local traffic laws to regulate traffic, and investigates accidents; answers calls for service and the protection of life and property; makes arrests as required and testifies in court; performs crime prevention duties and community relations activities; interfaces with all City departments to insure the utmost service to the citizens of Campbell; prepares reports; services and maintains departmental equipment; may relieve or assist Records or Communications personnel.
Ability to Learn: Learn laws of arrest and pertinent local, State and Federal laws and reasonably interpret the technical concepts of law; use and care for firearms; remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places, and judge situations and persons accurately; work on own initiative without exacting supervision; learn to operate special equipment such as motorcycles and bicycles; communicate utilizing standard police radio broadcasting procedures; follow oral and written instructions; prepare complete and accurate reports; establish and maintain effective public relations, and work cooperatively with others.
- Valid California Driver's License
- POST Academy Graduation Certificate
- First Aid Card & CPR Certificate
- Pre-employment: ability to pass drug and alcohol test; candidates must not have been convicted by any state or by the federal government of a crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or a state prison.
- Weight in proportion to height.
- Physical capacity to meet standards established by the City of Campbell
- 20/20 corrected vision in both eyes. 20/30 uncorrected vision (both eyes) for those wearing glasses or hard contact lenses. Uncorrected vision requirements may be waived for persons wearing soft contact lenses upon verification of vision stability.
- If military veteran, discharges other than honorable will be evaluated on an individual basis.
- Satisfactory results on appropriate written, medical, background and psychiatric examinations.
- Citizenship: must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien or have applied for citizenship.
Other Requirement: BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND POLYGRAPH TEST
An intensive background investigation will be conducted on each final candidate in accordance with the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission Peace Officer Background Investigations Guidelines. Candidates will also be required to successfully pass a polygraph test administered by a licensed polygrapher, a psychological exam given by a City-selected psychologist and a medical exam by a City physician (to include a stress test EKG and general physical examination). The results of the psychological exam are valid for one year. Suitability for employment will also be based on the following POST job dimensions: problem-solving ability, learning ability, observation skills, willingness to confront problems, interest in people, interpersonal sensitivity, desire for self-improvement, dependability, integrity, credibility as a witness in a court of law, communication skills, judgment under pressure and physical ability.
Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online.
The City of Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For questions regarding this recruitment, please call City of Campbell Human Resources at 408.866.2123 or email HR@cityofcampbell.com.
Human Resources Division
70 N. First Street
Campbell, CA 95008