Lateral Police Officer

We are currently accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers. APPLY NOW!!!

Police Officer applicants qualify as a "Lateral Officer" if they have one (1) year of experience as a full-time sworn Police Officer with a California P.O.S.T. certified agency (academy time does not count toward this experience). Out-of-state applicants may qualify as a "Lateral Officer" by obtaining a California P.O.S.T. Basic Course Waiver by the date of appointment. Learn more about the California P.O.S.T. Basic Course Waiver by visiting the California P.O.S.T. website.

NOTE: Employees must be tobacco free and cannot use tobacco products on or off duty

Below you will find important information about the Lateral Police Officer position:
If you have additional questions after reading this info, please contact a recruiter.

Benefits and Compensation Packages:
  • Salary: Up to $6,848 per month
  • PERS Retirement:
    • 3% at 50 for PERS members that joined prior to Jan 1, 2013 (with less than 6 months break in service)
    • 2.7% at 57 for PERS members that joined after Jan 1, 2013
  • $1,368.00 City contribution towards medical, dental & vision plans
  • On-duty physical fitness program
  • Special Assignments, Canine, Motor, Commercial Enforcement, DUI, Investigations, Youth Services Officer, Auto Theft Task Force, Special Investigations Unit, Vice/Narcotics Investigations, Crime Suppression Unit, SWAT, Parks/Downtown Patrol, EOD, Rapid Containment Team.
  • Take home patrol cars during your work week
  • Up to 12.5% education incentive for eligible degrees and POST Certificates
  • Longevity Steps - 2.5% at 10 years and 5% at 15 years
  • 3/11, 4/11 work schedule (9 hour training day every 6 weeks)
  • Retiree Medical Health Savings Account
  • Bilingual Incentives
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Safety equipment, dry cleaning, and uniforms provided
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The Selection Process:

Applications will be screened and those meeting the qualifications will be invited to the testing process. The testing process consists of the following:
  • Report writing exercise (pass/fail)
  • Agility exercise (pass/fail)

Applicants successful in both the written and physical agility exams will be scheduled for an oral interview exam (weighted 100%).  Scores earned from the oral exam will establish the employment list. 

Final appointment is contingent upon passing the following:

  • Background investigation
  • Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA)
  • Psychological examination
  • City-paid pre-employment physical
  • Drug and alcohol screening
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Knowledge of:
  • Computer equipment and key boarding (typing).
  • Basic principles of business letter writing and crime report preparation, including English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Basic arithmetic, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and calculation of percentages.
  • Principles and practices of good customer service.
  • Principles and practices of effective interpersonal communication.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.
  • Organization, procedures and operating details of the City of Roseville’s Department as understood by a sworn police officer.
Ability to:
  • Learn principles and practices of law enforcement organization, methods and techniques.
  • Learn use of firearms and other modern police equipment and communications and information systems related to law enforcement.
  • Learn to perform sworn law enforcement duties.
  • Learn to interpret and apply City law enforcement policies and procedures including Police Department policy manual, and related state and federal laws.
  • Learn pertinent local, State, and federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of a sworn Police Officer's job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; remember accounts given by witnesses; identify crime suspects; interpret and apply the law to field situations; observe while conducting surveillance; problem solve crime situations; and explain law to public.
  • On an intermittent basis, sit at desk or in patrol vehicle; walk and stand during patrol activities; bend, squat and kneel during inspection of crime scene or conducting building searches; climb stairs and/or ladders while in the field; twist while making arrests; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; run and walk; continuously wear utility belt and other police equipment of 30 pounds; and intermittently carry weight of 100 pounds or less.
  • Express himself/herself in English in a clear, distinct, and understandable manner when speaking to individuals, to people of different socio-economic levels; before various public and community groups, and when testifying in court.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Independently perform sworn law enforcement duties.
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Licenses or Certificates:
  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Possession of a current California P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission) Academy Graduation Certificate, Basic Certificate, or Basic Course Waiver by date of appointment. Must submit copy with application.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license appropriate to area of assignment by date of appointment.
  • Must obtain CPR and First Aid certificates within first 12 months of employment.
  • Must be age 21 by date of appointment.
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- Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Patrol assigned area to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations; respond to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies and take necessary police action, including making arrests.
  • Actively enforce traffic laws through observation, use of LIDAR, traffic checkpoints, DUI suspicion stops, special event/parade/street closures and/or responding to emergency situations, investigate traffic accidents, as appropriate.
  • Investigate crimes against persons and property; interview victims and witnesses, search for, collect, evaluate, and secure property and evidence; make arrests; prepare and maintain investigative case records.
  • Investigate narcotic, vice and computer crimes.
  • Provide testimony in court related to assigned duties.
  • Serve as a field training officer or background investigator, as assigned; may be designated as an acting supervisor.
  • Perform duties related to operational and/or administrative assignments such as canine unit, youth activities, police certification and standards.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public as appropriate.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service; practice community oriented policing strategies.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
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