Police Recruit

$95,894 - $152,415 yearly
  • San Jose Police Department
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • Aug 06, 2019
Full time Customer Service Entry Level Government Law Enforcement Safety Driver

Job Description

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESULTS:

Motorcycle patrol passing City HallAny one position may not include all the duties listed nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.

  • Patrols a specified district or beat on foot, motorcycle, patrol vehicle (marked or unmarked).
  • Gives information to pedestrians and motorists; Checks for any law violations; Writes citations; directs traffic and escorts convoys.
  • Responds to radio calls and investigates complaints, disturbances, collisions, administers first aid in emergencies
  • Watches for suspicious cars, curfew violators and wanted persons; make arrests for violations of laws and ordinances.
  • Serves warrants and subpoenas; transports prisoners and assists in booking and jailing prisoners; appears in court
  • Investigates conditions hazardous to life or property; conducts initial investigations of crime and crime scenes; may assist detectives in criminal investigation work. Collect and preserve evidence.
  • Writes reports, reads bulletins, reports, orders and implements indicated changes as appropriate. Testify in Court as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Work normally consists of routine police tasks performed according to department rules and regulations. Incumbents receive general and special instructions and must be able to act without direct supervision. The absence of ongoing supervision responsibility distinguishes this class from the class of Police Sergeant. Work may involve personal danger.

SKILL SETS:

  • Knowledge of public relations in law enforcement.
  • Knowledge of safe automobile operation involving the vehicle code.
  • Knowledge of principles of first aid.
  • Ability to be courteous but firm with the public.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to make sound decisions.
  • Skill in observation and memory of places, persons, names and incidents.

COMPETENCY, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to develop skill in the use of firearms.
  • Ability to analyze situations and to adopt an effective course of action.
  • Ability to read and understand laws, ordinances, departmental policies, rules, written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to read and write reports.
  • Skills in verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning.

Bruce Riley

Qualifications

20.5 years old at time of App, US High School Diploma or GED, 40 semester college units, military vets in lieu of college with 4 years service, US Citizen or perm res alien, valid DL, at least 20/40 corrected vision, no felony/domestic violence