The City of Woodland Police Department is looking for Academy Graduates to fill Reserve Police Officer positions. Reserve positions with the City of Woodland are filled from an eligibility list. A description of the position, duties and qualifications is available from the City Human Resources Office or on-line at www.cityofwoodland.org/employment.
ABOUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Woodland Police Department is staffed with 64 sworn officers and 12 support employees. The Department is managed by a Chief of Police, a Deputy Chief, three Lieutenants, ten Sergeants, Support Services Manager, and a Police Records Supervisor. The Department has three Bureaus; Patrol, Investigations, and Community Relations. Police Officers are assigned to all Bureaus where the work in various capacities and teams. Within the Bureaus are many specialty units including K-9 , Traffic/Motors, School Resource Officers, Street Response Team, Narcotics Agent, Detectives, and Homeless Outreach Street Team. There are a number of collateral duties available to officers to include SWAT, Crisis Negotiations Team, Field Training Officer, Honor Guard, Arrest & Control Instructors, Firearms Instructors, Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) instructors, Social Media Team and Bicycle Patrol. The Woodland Police Department prides itself in being a service orientated agency using a Community Oriented Policing model and Intelligence Led Policing (ILP) strategy. The Woodland Police Department welcomes and practices constant community engagement, outreach, and activism. The City's Police Activities League (PAL) was formed and is led by Woodland Police personnel who place an emphasis on providing accessible and healthy activities for the city's youth.
ABOUT THE CITY
Woodland is a city of approximately 55,000 residents. Incorporated in 1871, Woodland is conveniently located on I-5 just 12 miles northwest of Sacramento and 9 miles north of U.C. Davis. Woodland’s primary business is agriculture and light industrial, including distribution centers for Target, True Value, Payless, and Walgreen’s. Woodland has a community college, 2 senior high schools, 2 junior high schools and 12 elementary schools in the public school district, supplemented by five private schools, grades K through 12. The area offers various recreation possibilities: water skiing and boating on the Sacramento River, Lake Berryessa and Lake Folsom; skiing in the Sierras, hunting and fishing; five golf courses; and many other youth and adult oriented recreations.
Age: Must be 21 years of age.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen, or have permanent resident alien status and applied for citizenship at time of appointment.
Possess: California POST Basic Academy Certificate and Basic Certificate.
THE CITY OF WOODLAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Allowances: Newly appointed police officer reserves are provided body armor, uniforms, rain gear, and duty equipment.
For further information regarding pay and benefits, visit the City Of Woodland Human Resources web page at: http://www.cityofwoodland.org/gov/depts/adminsrvs/hr/understanding.asp
THIS JOB CLASSIFICATION HAS A NO TOBACCO USE POLICY
Apply utilizing the CalOpps website: https://www.calopps.org/default.cfm . Please be prepared to submit copies of your academy completion certificate and resume when requested.
An official City of Woodland application form must be filled out in its entirety. As applications from candidates are received, they will be screened based on: ability to follow direction, completeness, spelling, neatness, job qualifications, employment history, background questionnaire, and specific abilities. Only a select number of qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process which will include an essay examination and an oral panel interview. Those candidates successfully passing all phases of the examination process will be placed on a Police Officer eligibility list for further consideration by the Chief of Police. Candidates selected by the Chief of Police for hire must successfully complete and pass: a background investigation, psychological testing, and a pre-employment medical examination.