The Dixon Police Department is recruiting qualified candidates for the police sergeant (multiple positions). The Department is building a new management team, and is seeking candidates to fill these management positions. Police officers interested in expanding their leadership and developmental experiences are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to join a progressive, growing police department. The Dixon Police Department is committed to providing tailored training and experiences to sergeants, who are essential in the mentoring and development of a young patrol team. Sergeants serve as watch commanders and are critical components of the delivery of police services.
Sergeants also have opportunities to develop specialty assignments or areas of interest, like Investigations, Community Services, Firearms Training/Force Options Simulator and other assignments. The City and DPOA just agreed to a new contract which included a 20% salary increase over three years for sergeants.
THE POSITION: Positions in this class have responsible charge of patrol and law enforcement activity on an assigned shift. Police Sergeants are also responsible for maintaining discipline, insuring that departmental rules and regulations are followed, resolving complaints of subordinate employees, and preparing employee performance appraisals. Positions in this class work with armed police personnel who may be assigned to work in uniform or in plain clothes. Shift schedules and job assignments may be rotational. The duties involve both field and office work, and require frequent public contact including difficult or tense situations. The City is looking for candidates who are currently employed with five (5) years of police experience; has field training officer experience; has attendance at a leadership class or academy.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The City is currently looking for candidates that are currently employed with three (3) years of police experience; field training officer experience; attendance at a leadership class or academy.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applications are invited from qualified persons who possess the knowledge and abilities to perform the job.
A typical way to obtain such knowledge and ability would be:
Education: Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade, supplemented by college level courses in Police Science.
Experience: Minimum of three years of continuous employment performing law enforcement peace officer duties equivalent to City of Dixon Police Officer. Experience with the Dixon Police Department is desirable.
Possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate is required; a P.O.S.T. Intermediate Certificate is desirable.
A valid California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment. Spanish speaking ability desirable but not required.
Additional Salary Information: 5% increase 2019 and 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.