**NEW BENEFIT FOR EXPERIENCED OFFICERS!** Eligible to accrue General Leave (vacation and sick leave) based on prior experience and receive a bank of General Leave hours at time of hire, subject to the discretion of the Chief.
Position Description: Under general supervision, performs varied law enforcement duties; enforces laws and regulations and apprehends law breakers; provides information, advice and assistance to the public in their use of police and other City services; conducts crime investigations; and does related work as required.
Assignments: City of Walnut Creek Police Officers enjoy a wide variety of assignments throughout their career, including the following:
Special Enforcement Team
Regional SWAT Team
Regional Crisis Negotiation Team
Regional Major Accident Investigation Team
Applicants must apply online at www.walnut-creek.org to be eligible for consideration. The application and answers to the supplemental questions will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be placed on an eligibility list. Applicants on the list will be invited to participate in the testing process which will include an interview with the Police Recruitment Team. Successful candidates will be interviewed by the Police Chief.
Lateral Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have passed a P.O.S.T. approved academy, possess a valid California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate, and have successfully completed probation with a California law enforcement agency.
Out-of-state applicants may also be eligible for hire as a Lateral candidate by successful completion of the "Basic Course Waiver Process" administered by California P.O.S.T.
Education and Experience: The classification of Police Officer requires high school graduation or equivalent and completion of 60 semester units from a recognized college or university. Up to 15 units from the police academy may be combined with other college units to meet the 60 semester units.
Applicant must have passed a P.O.S.T. approved academy and possess a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate. Out-of-state applicants may also be eligible for hire as a Lateral candidate by successful completion of the "Basic Course Waiver Process" administered by California P.O.S.T.
Internal Number: 19-04
About City of Walnut Creek
The Walnut Creek Police Department is a professional police organization of 81 sworn and 41 professional staff dedicated to providing a high level of service. The department views itself as responsible for the protection of Constitutional rights and the maintenance of safety and security for all persons in our community. The department is present in the community to help and serve and is dedicated to the concept of Community Oriented Policing. High standards of selection, education and training allow the department to field personnel of excellent caliber who can perform their duties in a professional, but sensitive manner. The department continually reaffirms its commitment to professionalism and to making a positive contribution to the field of law enforcement. More information about the City of Walnut Creek, the Walnut Creek Police Department, compensation and benefits can be found at www.walnut-creek.org.