Police Officer I-II-III

  • City of Lakeport
  • Lakeport, California
  • May 17, 2017
Full Time Criminology and Forensics Public Safety Entry-Level, Supervisory, Sworn
  • Salary: $3,766.00 Monthly
  • Salary Top: $5,255.00
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 707-263-5615 x12
  • Apply By: Jun 12, 2017


This position may be assigned to work as a Detective or School Resource Officer

The City of Lakeport is conducting a recruitment for Police Officer I, II or III. Although prior experience in law enforcement is an important factor, ultimately we are looking for someone who has a strong desire to work in a small town law enforcement environment, common sense and a good sense of humor. Academy Enrollees are encouraged to apply.  The City offers excellent compensation and benefits package. For full details on the position please refer to the Job Announcement.

Attention Academy Enrollees and Graduates

The Lakeport Police Department is offering reimbursement for academy training costs!

Our successful candidate for the attached recruitment may be eligible for up to $6,000 reimbursement in qualified expenses. Payments are made incrementally at the time of hire, completion of field training, completion of probation, completion of two years of service, completion of three years of service. An employment contract agreeing to three years of service will be required.

If you have successfully completed a POST-certified police academy within the past two years, you may be qualified!

For more information call Administrative Services Director, Kelly Buendia at 707-263-5615 ext. 30 or email kbuendia@cityoflakeport.com.

Job Description

Under general supervision, patrols an assigned area in the prevention of crime and enforcement of law and order; carries out special assignments related to departmental operations or law enforcement in general; conducts investigations; performs related work as assigned

Special Instructions

Application Process:

Application materials may be obtained from Lakeport City Hall or by calling (707) 263-5615 x12 or by visiting the Employment page of the City’s website www.cityoflakeport.com. Please submit a completed City of Lakeport Application and copies of all required certificates no later than 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 in order to be considered for the first review. All statements made in the application process are subject to verification; false statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge.

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Additional Information

Selection Process:

All City applications received will be reviewed for accuracy, completeness and job-related qualifications. A limited number of the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an oral interview. Physical agility and written testing may be required. Finalists then must successfully pass a thorough background investigation, medical, polygraph, and psychological examinations. Fingerprints are required. Appointment to the position is contingent upon successfully passing all examinations. Applicants who successfully complete the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list.

Job Requirements

•Lateral Entry: At time of appointment, candidates must possess or be eligible for a CaliforniaBasic P.O.S.T. Certificate. Please submit P.O.S.T. Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Certificates atthe time of application.

•Academy Graduate: At time of appointment, candidates must have successfully completed aCalifornia P.O.S.T. approved Basic Academy within the last 3 years. The P.O.S.T. Basic AcademyCertificate must be submitted at the time of application.

•Academy in Process: Applicants must be currently enrolled at a California Peace OfficerStandards and Training (POST) approved Police Academy and must graduate prior to hire.

•All Candidates: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; possess or be eligible for a validFirst Aid and CPR Certificate; be at least twenty-one years old at time of appointment; weightproportional to height; uncorrected vision of 20/100 or better in both eyes and must becorrected to 20/30; normal color vision; possess sufficient strength and agility necessary toperform the duties of a Police Officer; possess a valid California Driver’s License at time ofappointment; and live within a reasonable response time of the Police Department.

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