Academy Graduate Police Officer (20392128)

Law Enforcement
Sacramento/Metro Area
12/10/2023 at 11:59pm
$91,055.00-$91,055.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


4080 Rocklin Road Rocklin, 95677


To learn more about becoming an Academy Graduate Police Officer with the City of Rocklin visit

*Effective July 2024 this position will receive a 2% base salary increase

Applications will be reviewed at the following cut-offs:

October 6, 2023

November 1, 2023


The City of Rocklin is hiring Academy Graduate Police Officers to join the Rocklin Police Department. Academy Graduate Police Officers will join the department and begin an 18-month program to earn their Basic POST certificate. An example of duties that an Academy Graduate Police Officers will perform under close supervision are:

  • Assumes responsibility for the preservation of the public peace and the protection of life and property by preventing crime and enforcing all laws.
  • Patrols an assigned area in an automobile, other vehicle, or on foot for the purpose of preventing criminal activity and enforcing traffic laws and regulations; issues citations and makes arrests as necessary; responds to calls for protection of life and property and performs enforcement duties.
  • Conducts interviews with victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects; searches crime scenes for evidence; collects, packages, and preserves evidence; testifies in court.
  • Detects, pursues, apprehends, and arrests or detains persons involved in crimes or misconduct; confronts and arrests violent combative subjects; books and transports prisoners; serves warrants and subpoenas.
  • Conducts preliminary or follow-up investigations; prepares reports on arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed.
  • Directs traffic and/or performs crowd control during special events and in emergency situations.
  • Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. • Actively develops and fosters community partnerships and demonstrates integrity and professionalism within the organization and community.
  • Represents the City and the department in a courteous, professional manner.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Equivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by 30 college-level semester units from a regionally accredited educational institution.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Class C Driver License and a satisfactory driving record is required. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Certificate of completion from a POST approved California law enforcement academy.

Working Conditions

Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law. Candidates must pass a thorough background investigation.

Must be willing to work emergencies as well as evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Must meet physical, psychological, and background standards established by POST as well as ongoing peace officer requirements pursuant to federal, state, and local legislation. This classification requires wearing respiratory protective equipment at times. When assigned to such work, facial hair must be shaven when it interferes with the safe fitting of respiratory protective equipment. This classification functions as a peace officer within the authority and limits of California Penal Code Sections 830.1(a) and 832.


Applicants will be screened against the minimum requirements. Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be invited to attend a Physical Agility Test (PAT).

Those who receive a passing score on the PAT will be invited to a Structured Oral Examination.

Depending on the number of applications received, additional screening may be conducted.



A variety of plans are offered through CalPERS.  The City pays $1,200 per month to active employees and eligible retirees and the employee pays any difference.  

Retiree Medical

The City contributes up to $1,200 per month for post-retirement medical insurance premium costs.

Cafeteria Plan

The City provides an $300 per month credit for any benefit covered under the Cafeteria plan. 

Dental and Vision

City-paid for employee and dependents.

Retirement - CalPERS

  • Classic Members: 3% @ 50
  • PEPRA Members: 2.7% @ 57

Deferred Compensation

The City will contribute up to $100 per month in matching funds for each employee who participates in a City-sponsored deferred compensation program. 

The City will contribute $200 per month (no match required) for PEPRA employees to a City sponsored deferred compensation program.


City-paid $50,000 life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment.

Uniform Allowance

$36.54 paid in each biweekly pay period.

Education Incentive

Ranges from $65 - $275 per month based on level of education and/or POST certificate.

Leave Accruals

  • PTO: 234 hours first year; progresses up to 298 hours per year based on years of service
  • Sick Leave: 56 hours first year; 72 hours after one year of service

Special Instructions

Please note:

  • While always welcome, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of an official City application. The application must be completed in its entirety. 
  • All required documents must be attached to the application; missing documents may be submitted until the final filing date. Human Resources will not accept documents after the final filing date. 
  • Candidates must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment. 
  • The City of Rocklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
  • This job classification requires a pre-employment medical screening which includes testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.
  • All new hires for the Police Officer classification who do not possess at the minimum a Basic POST certificate shall serve a probationary period of eighteen ( 18) months. The City may release the employee at any time for any reason and without notice during the probationary period.

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