The Dixon Police Department is actively recruiting experienced police officers to address the growing needs and demands of the City. Lateral police officer candidates will enjoy accelerated developmental opportunities in a police department which offers a full range of police services, including specialized assignments like Investigations, K9, Traffic, School Resource Officers, Officer-in-Charge, SWAT/Crisis Negotiators, Firearms Instructors/Armorers, Force Options Simulator operators, and Defensive Tactics Instructors. The Department is also exploring assignments in state and federal task forces.
This recruitment is targeted for lateral police officer candidates. The City and DPOA just agreed to a new contract which included a 20% salary increase over three years for police officers.
THE POSITION: The Dixon Police Department is recruiting to fill full-time Police Officer positions at the Lateral Level (actively employed or retired police officer candidates from another public agency), as well as establish an employment eligibility list for future possible use. The City offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for qualified applicants pursuing a law enforcement career. Dixon Police Officers are responsible for a wide variety of generalist police services. Opportunities for specialization and advancement are also available. The Dixon Police Department operates on a 12-hour shift schedule.
Education: Graduation from a California P.O.S.T. certified training academy and completion of the 12th grade or equivalent. Experience: Possession of a P.O.S.T. BASIC Certificate (which requires one year of experience). Lateral Police Officer applicants must meet the following requirements: Candidates in this category must have already completed a probationary period as a Peace Officer.
Actively employed or retired Police Officer candidate from another public agency.
Meet P.O.S.T. standards for lateral entry. Possess a Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate or higher (Intermediate or Advanced). (Attach Certificate(s)) Meet all minimum qualifications for Police Officer. Possess a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record. (Attach DMV Printout obtained from an official California DMV Office - www.DMV.ca.gov) Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Spanish speaking ability is desirable, but not required. Other related law enforcement training and experience is desirable, but not required. Complete an on-line application and submit the required documents below. Candidates who do not submit document(s) WILL NOT be invited to continue in the selection process.
1. A recent copy (within 6 months) of your DMV driving record (obtained at a California DMV office).
2. Copy of your POST Basic Certificate.
3. Supplemental Questionnaire.
Additional Salary Information: 5% increase 2019 & 2020 per Dixon Police Officer Association - MOU
About City of Dixon
The City of Dixon is located in northern Solano County, California, located 23 miles (37 km) from the state capital, Sacramento. The population is approximately 19,000. Other nearby cities include Vacaville, Winters and Davis. The City has over a 100 employees that work throughout the City in Public Works, Finance, Community Development, Police, Fire and City Clerk.