Posted: 11/26/2023

    Key Responsibilities


    Patrols assigned areas in radio car and on foot; answers special calls, including investigation of burglaries, robberies, deaths, suicides, thefts, felonies, and other law violations; conducts initial and follow-up investigations; directs traffic when appropriate; stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of the law; warns drivers against illegal practices; makes arrests for traffic violations; testifies in court in connection with the prosecution of offenders; serves warrants and subpoenas; administers first aid in emergency cases; answers complaints on such problems as domestic disturbances, obnoxious animals, and health code and local ordinance violations; investigates suspicious circumstances; takes custody of lost and found property; performs crowd control and parade or riot work; takes crime prevention measures and assists in controlling problems of juvenile delinquency; books prisoners into City jail and supervises their custody; furnishes information and directions to the public; submits complete written reports of all cases assigned; participates in training courses and programs; cooperates with other law enforcement agencies; gathers and preserves evidence; may relieve dispatchers, desk officers, and superiors in their absence; may talk in front of local groups regarding crime prevention and law enforcement.


    Minimum Qualifications


    Under general supervision to perform a variety of police duties in the prevention of crime and enforcement of law and order. We invite you to apply if you meet the following requirements:

    • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
    • Successful completion within previous three (3) year period of Basic Police Academy which meets all the requirements of the California Commission on Police Standards & Training (POST); or
    • Employment within the last 12 months in position requiring California Basic POST Certificate; or
    • Current enrollment in Basic POST Academy and have successfully completed the first half (1/2) of a POST recognized academy at the time of application.
    License/Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License is required at the time of appointment. Must meet all other California POST requirements.


    Examination Process


    Applications are accepted on-line only at www.nationalcityca.gov. Based upon a review of applications received, those applicants who best meet the requirements indicated above will be invited to continue in the selection process. A list of qualified candidates will be forwarded to the Police Department for their consideration.

    Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nationalca/jobs/2472925/police-officer-academy-graduate-academy-enrolled-lateral/apply?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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