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Police Recruitment : Job Details

Police Officer Academy Certified/Lateral

Police Force:City of Campbell
Location:South Bay
Salary:$7,392.74 - $8,980.13 Monthly
Close Date: Jun 13, 2014
Salary: $7,392.74 - $8,980.13 Monthly


Police Officer: Under supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow, and enforce State and local traffic regulations, and to do other work as required.

Typical Duties: Enforces Federal, State and Municipal laws and ordinances; performs patrol duties in cars, on motorcycles or bicycles, and on foot as required; enforces State and local traffic laws to regulate traffic, and investigates accidents; answers calls for service and calls for the protection of life and property; makes arrests as required and testifies in court; performs crime prevention duties and community relations activities; interfaces with all City departments to insure the utmost service to the citizens of Campbell; prepares reports; services and maintains departmental equipment; may relieve or assist Records or Communications personnel.

Ability to: Learn laws of arrest and pertinent Local, State and Federal laws and reasonably interpret the technical concepts of law; use and care for firearms; remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places, and judge situations and persons accurately; work on own initiative without exacting supervision; learn to operate special equipment such as motorcycles and bicycles; communicate utilizing standard police radio broadcasting procedures; follow oral and written instructions; prepare complete and accurate reports; establish and maintain effective public relations, and work cooperatively with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

Age: Minimum of 21 years of age at time of appointment. Must be 20-1/2 years of age to be eligible to participate in the testing process.

Physical: Proportionate height and weight. Normal color vision and visual functions. Visual acuity not less than 20/100 corrected to 20/30.

Education & Experience: Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university (college units must be completed at time of application). Completion of a POST approved basic academy. No experience required.

Possession of: Valid California Driver's License. POST Academy Graduation Certificate. First Aid Card & CPR Certificate.

The Process

Application Process: WE HAVE EXTENDED THE CLOSE DATE TO JUNE 13, 2014 at 5pm.

Please submit the materials below to the City of Campbell, Human Resources Division, no later than 5:00pm on June 13, 2014. Requirements 2-4 may be emailed or faxed prior to the close date. Your application will be rejected if any required documents are not included in your application packet.

1. City of Campbell Employment Application

2. Copy of POST Academy Graduation Certificate

3. Copy of WSTB Physical Agility Test of 320 or above. (If you are employed as a Police Officer or completed the Academy in the last 12 months, you do not need to submit proof of WSTB Physical Agility Test).

4. Proof of completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units (copies of transcripts, grade cards or college degree). Originals are not required.

City employment applications may be obtained from the City of Campbell Human Resources Division, 70 N. First Street, Campbell, CA 95008; by calling (408) 866-2122 or or Postmarks, emails and faxes will not be accepted. Please do not substitute "see résumé" on the employment history section of the applications. Résumés should be attached separately.

Testing Process:

Applicants meeting the employment standards as stated will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Candidates being considered for appointment will be subject to a polygraph examination and a background investigation. Upon a conditional offer of employment, candidates will also be required to pass medical and psychological exams.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please call City of Campbell Human Resources at 408-866-2122 or email

Information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. The Human Resources Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise the Human Resources Office of such special needs at the time of application. The City of Campbell is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or medical condition.


  • CalPERS - Formula is dependent on hire date and member status in CalPERS. Please see our benefit summary for more information.
  • The City contracts Health Insurance through CalPERS with several plans available. The City contributes $1200 per month towards health insurance coverage.
  • The City pays the monthly premiums for employee and eligible dependents for VSP Vision and Delta Dental coverage.
  • City paid life and long term disability insurance for employee.
  • Employees earn 11-21 days of vacation based on years of service.
  • Receive 5.4% in lieu of holiday pay.
  • Employees earn 3.69 hours of sick leave per pay period.
  • The City contributes $20 per pay period to ICMA, the City's 457 Plan.
  • Employees are eligible to receive up to $3000 per year in tuition reimbursement.
  • FY13/14, employees are required to take fifty-six (36) hours of furlough. The amount in FY 13/14 will be pro-rated for new employees.
ClosingDate:Fri, 13 Jun 2014 5:00 PM PST
Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34806


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