Police Officer (Lateral)


Sep 16, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Oct 19, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$107286.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$116505 annual
Top Pay:
$141478 annual

Job Description

What’s the role?

The Police Officer's primary responsibility is to promote community order and protect life and property through the preservation of the public peace, prevention of crime and enforcement of laws. The Police Department is committed to the philosophy of Community Policing. Our Officers and their approach to Police work reflect this commitment. At the commencement of employment, Police Officer--Laterals will begin their field training program with the Mountain View Police Department. The length of the field training program for Lateral Police Officers may be modified based upon performance and experience. Applicants are encouraged to visit http://joinmvpd.com/ for more information regarding the recruitment process for this rewarding opportunity.

What you’ll do – Provide Community Service such as…

· Respond to requests for police service

· Prevent and detect criminal activity

· Apprehend offenders

· Facilitate due process

· Provide public assistance and education

Additional Information

Are We a Match?

· You are a leader who can help people solve problems and work through difficult situations

· You have effective verbal and written communication skills

· You are friendly and approachable – You like people and enjoy helping them

· You have the ability to focus and be fully present while working on multiple assignments

· You understand the importance of acting confidently as well as compassionately

The Perks

· Comprehensive Benefits:

• Generous paid leave and group health coverage (medical, dental, vision, EAP, Life & Disability Insurance)

• CalPERS retirement (3% at 50 formula for classic members; 2.7% at 57 for new members); employees contribute 15.148% for classic members/14.148% for new members to CalPERS with no Social Security deduction

• 5.5% of salary for Holiday-in-lieu compensation

· Support for Continuous Learning & Development:

• Up to $2,000 in tuition reimbursement for education advancement annually, with a one-time opportunity for up to $20,000 for the completion of a work-related Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

• Career Incentive pay of up to 7.5% of salary

• Career growth assignment opportunities in canine, detectives, motors, SWAT and FTO (some specialty assignments qualify for additional compensation)

· Wellness and Engagement Culture:

• Access to an onsite employee gym

• Incentive pay for participating in the City’s wellness program

• Up to $100/month City contribution for mass transit expenses, with $10/month minimum employee contribution; discounts for carpools and ride-shares; a bicycle commute incentive

• Ongoing commitment to robust internal communication and feedback

· And More: Employee appreciation days and activities

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: 40 semester or 60 college units
  • Experience: Sworn Law Enforcement Experience within the last 3 years and in good standing (off probation)

The Essentials

· Law enforcement experience in the state of California within 3 years of application (must be in good standing/off probation)

· Basic POST certificate

· 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college (college units must be completed by time of application)

· Possession of a valid California driver’s license

· U.S. citizenship status or permanent resident alien status with eligibility for, and in the process of obtaining, U.S. citizenship

· Vision and hearing capability consistent with POST

· A minimum of 21 years of age

Contact Informaton

Lindsey Bishop

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California 94041-1238
phone: 6509036309

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