The City of Folsom is currently recruiting for a Police Officer (Lateral). This position performs a variety of law enforcement and crime prevention work. Lateral candidates are the journey-level classification in the Police Officer class series. It is designed for applicants who are currently working for a recognized law enforcement agency, have successfully completed the probation period for that agency, and possess a State of California Basic POST Certificate.
Starting salary for Police Officer (Lateral) depends on qualifications. Police Officers (Lateral) receive 6% Holiday In-Lieu (HIL) pay. Additionally, base salary can increase by up to 10% upon start with Educational Incentive Pay. Posted salary reflects minimum base rate plus HIL pay; through maximum base rate plus HIL pay and maximum Educational Incentive Pay. The City offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability programs, CalPERS retirement and Social Security, and generous paid leaves, significantly contributing to the total compensation package.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from the twelfth (12) grade.
Experience: Possession of a valid State of California Basic POST Certificate or equivalent which has been accepted by the State of California, and at least one year of recent, full-time sworn law enforcement experience in a recognized law enforcement agency.
Other Requirements: Must be 21 years of age or older by the filing deadline. License Required: Must possess a valid California Class C driver's license or higher and have the ability to maintain insurability under the City's vehicle insurance policy.
Internal Number: 21-0123
About Folsom Police Department
Anchored in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, the City of Folsom is comprised of beautiful parks and trails, and boasts excellent schools, family-orientated neighborhoods, and outstanding shopping, dining, and cultural options. Folsom is a high-tech, forward-looking city, with firms ranging from small to large international corporations, and is located 20 miles east of Sacramento and about 1.5 hours from Lake Tahoe. Folsom is a "full service" city. City operations include a variety of departments and service areas including: City Attorney, City Clerk, City Manager, Community Development, Economic Development, Environmental & Water Resources, Fire, Human Resources, Library Services, Management & Budget, Parks and Recreation, Police, and Public Works.