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  • Patrols 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 activity, 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.


  • To make a real difference in the lives of others
  • To be a role model for your Community
  • For an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career
  • To work for modern, progressive, and growing organization


  • Have a High School Diploma
  • Be 21 years of Age
  • Have Vision Corrected to 20/40
  • Have valid California driver’s license
  • Obtain US citizenship within three years of applying
  • Be Physically Fit


  • 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.


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