The City of Claremont Police Department is looking for highly energetic and motivated self-starters, whose work ethic and moral standards are of the highest caliber, to preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent and detect crimes, and enforce laws and ordinances, while maintaining a positive public service approach toward the community.
The Claremont Police Department consists of 39 sworn personnel and 25 professional staff positions, with a variety of volunteer programs, such as Reserve Police Officers, Community Volunteer Patrol, and Police Explorers. The Department provides multiple opportunities for special assignments, such as motorcycle patrol; Bicycle patrol; DARE officer; Detective Bureau, and the Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Team. Typically, 35% patrol time is free for pro-active patrol. Patrol staff works a 3/12 schedule, and the Detective Bureau works a 4/10 schedule.
POLICE RECRUIT To participate in departmental training activities; to attend police officer training academy, certified by the California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), and receive training required to become a police officer; and, to perform related work as required. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Attend a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Peace Officer Academy; Learn law enforcement practices, procedures and techniques; Receive training in first aid & CPR; Attend classes on police and law enforcement related subjects; Write and keep notes and reports on training received; Participate in physical conditioning exercises; Participate in departmental training, including field exercises; Assume duties of a disaster worker in the event of a locally declared emergency; Perform related duties as assigned.
POLICE OFFICER (ACADEMY GRADUATE) To perform a variety of duties in the enforcement of law and order; to carry out special assignments in the protection of life and property.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Patrol City in radio-equipped car; answer calls for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of City, County, and State laws; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, property crimes, crimes against persons, and other criminal incidents; Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate arresting and/or follow-up investigations of offenses; Prepare reports on arrest, traffic violation of laws; warn drivers against unlawful practices, issue citations, and make arrests as necessary; Check buildings for physical security, report traffic hazards to the proper authority, i.e., inoperative street lamps; Arrest, search, fingerprint, photograph, book, and transport prisoners; Direct traffic at special events, fire and other emergency or congested situations; Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public; Serve warrants and subpoenas, file complaints, and perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints; Assist in the performance of special investigative and crime prevention duties as required; Respond to medical emergencies and administer first aid as necessary; Attend meetings, seminars, and training sessions as assigned; Enforce traffic laws, warn drivers against unlawful practices, issue citations, and make arrests as necessary; Act as Field Training Officer for Police Officer trainees when required; Assume duties of a disaster worker in the event of a locally declared emergency; Perform other related duties as assigned.
POLICE RECRUIT Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; Understand rules, instructions, laws, regulations, police literature, and departmental policies; Understand and follow directions; Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action; Exercise initiative and independent judgment; Act swiftly and decisively; Maintain composure under stress; Work tactfully with the public and establish and maintain effective working relationships; Prepare complete and accurate reports; Learn to operate computer, calculator, telephone, portable radio, copying machine, and firearms; Participate in all Police Academy physical training exercises; Prepare reports; Sit for up to two hours at a time; Lift up to 180 pounds; Perform other related duties as assigned.
POLICE OFFICER (ACADEMY GRADUATE) Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places; Exercise proper use and care of firearms; Think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and people accurately; Learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; Prepare accurate, complete, and grammatically correct written reports; Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system; Understand and carry out both written and oral directions; Meet the physical requirements established by the department; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including fellow employees; Reason through the logic of a problem and solve it; Drive and handle a police vehicle under both normal and emergency situations; Prepare and present speeches related to police efforts in the community; Operate computer, calculator, telephone, portable radio, copying machine, and firearms; Understand and respond to the public's and staff's requests for assistance both on the phone and in person; Prepare detailed narrative reports and sort/file documents; Sit in a patrol vehicle for up to two hours at a time; Get in and out of a patrol vehicle up to 100 times per day; When necessary, ability to use appropriate physical techniques in the apprehension and restraint of suspects; Lift 180 pounds; Make oral presentations; Meet all State and Federal requirements for sworn public safety officers.
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Completion of High School, passing the General Education Development Test or passing the California High School Proficiency Examination.
Meet the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) minimum standards.
Possession of an Associates degree is desired. Must have completed a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) course. (Academy Graduate)
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Will be good and without defect.
In proportion to height.
Uncorrected eyesight should be 20/100 or better in one eye and at least 20/40 in the other eye; correctable to 20/20 in both eyes; free of significant color vision anomaly(ies) as measured by the Farnsworth D-15 or substantially similar test.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California State Class C driver's license.
Probationary period shall be 18-months.
Additional Salary Information: COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
This position offers a highly competitive salary with an attractive and competitive benefit package as outlined below. The starting salary for will be based on the competitive labor market and the successful candidate's qualifications, and experience. The City of Claremont offers an attractive and competitive benefit package, including:
•3% at 55 PERS retirement (Classic Members) and 2.7% at 55 PERS retirement (New Member)
•$1,294 a month for medical allowance, with any remaining money deposited into employee's ICMA deferred compensation account or taken as taxable income
•96 hours - 160 hours vacation based on years of service
•120 holiday hours and 40 floating holiday hours
•Educational Incentive Pay
•96 sick hours per year (may bring up to 200 hours of sick leave from current employer)
•$75,000 life insurance on employee and $10,000 on dependents
•Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
About Claremont Police Department
Located 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles on the lower slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains, Claremont is best known for its tree-lined streets, historic buildings, world renowned colleges, and award-winning school system.
Claremont provides the atmosphere of a New England town within comfortable driving distances of major Southern California attractions, sports stadiums, and the Ontario International Airport. Sunset magazine described Claremont in this manner, "College towns like this one may be commonplace on the East Coast, but Claremont, 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, stands out as a singular example in Southern California." Metrolink Rail Authority also named Claremont a Preferred Destination Point.
The City has a population of 36,374 people. Within the 14.1 square miles of the city, Claremont has 23 city-owned parks and sports fields, with 1,900 acres of public park land, of which 1,769 is wilderness. Claremont has over 24,000 City trees and has been a winner of the National Arbor Day Association's TREE CITY USA award for 31 consecutive years.
Claremont's success is not accidental, but the result of a long tradition of creating and encouraging community co...operatives and involvement in civic affairs, which has also worked successfully in the areas of business and economic retention and development. The City of Claremont exemplifies the quality of a model city, and is viewed and respected as a leader in local government.