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Essential Functions, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential Functions
Patrol and respond to calls; conduct investigations of criminal incidents; make arrests; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court; prepare reports; contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses; direct traffic during emergency or congested situations; may transport prisoners to court; serve warrants and subpoenas; administer first aid; maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems; and preserve good relations with the general public.

Knowledge and Abilities
Use functional reasoning and apply rational judgment, exercise independent judgment decisiveness, think calmly and quickly in emergencies, understand oral and written instructions, communicate effectively, prepare clear and concise written reports, and develop proficiency in the use and handling of firearms.

  • Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Sixty (60) college units with an emphasis on criminal justice, administration of justice, or a related field is desirable. 


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