Lateral Police Officer

  • City of West Sacramento
  • West Sacramento, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time CORRECTIONS Public Safety Other Entry-Level, Mid to Senior Level, Non-Management, Non-Sworn, Sworn
  • Salary: $76,176.00 USD
  • Salary Top: $92,832.00
  • Apply By: Dec 31, 2021


Candidates who are bilingual, have a military background, or experience working with diverse populations, and/or involvement in community initiatives are encouraged to apply!  

2% for Intermediate POST certificate/Associate's Degree OR 4% for a Bachelor's Degree;
2.5% for an Advanced POST certificate;
$27.50 per pay period fitness incentive.
Employees possessing and utilizing bilingual skills on duty shall receive an additional 5% of their hourly rate of pay.

Examination Process (Lateral):  Applicants who are deemed Lateral Police Officer candidates will be required to participate in the physical ability examination. The physical ability examination may be waived if proof of passing the POST work sample test battery examination administered by another agency taken within the previous twelve months of the final filing date, and is submitted at time of application.

Candidates passing all phases of the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list for further consideration by the Police Department. 

Application Process:  Candidates are encouraged to apply on-line using the Government Jobs web site and visiting the City of West Sacramento's employment page. The application is considered an official City application.  Be sure to submit all required documents.

Application and Examination Process:  An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out, in its entirety, and must include:

1) POST Basic certificate or higher; and

2) A resume.

DEFINITION:  Under direction of a Police Sergeant, performs law enforcement and crime prevention work; enforces traffic regulations; performs investigative work; participates in and provides assistance and support to special department crime prevention and enforcement programs; and performs a variety of technical law enforcement tasks.  Technical and functional supervision may be provided by higher level police personnel.  Assignments may require supervision of non-sworn personnel and volunteers.

Job Description

Job Requirements

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Education:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Other:  Twenty-one (21) years of age or older.  Lateral Entry:  One (1) year experience in a municipal or general law enforcement agency.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:  Possession of a valid California driver's license.  Lateral Entry:  Proof of possession of a California Basic POST Certificate.  Entry level:  Completion of POST Basic Academy.

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Additional Information

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WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work in an emergency peace control environment; work in intense life-threatening conditions; exposure to dangerous persons, firearms, bodily fluids, and noise; running, walking, crawling, climbing, stooping and lifting; work in inclement weather conditions.

Job Address

West Sacramento, California United States View Map