SUMMARY OF SWORN EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Benefits are subject to negotiation with employee organizations.
Standard benefits are listed below:
- Safety Classic 3% @ 50
- Safety New 2.7% @ 57
Flexible Cafeteria Medical Benefits Plan (medical, dental and
vision) with up to $500 cash back.
- $30,000 City paid Life insurance plus AD&D
- Long-term disability insurance
- Medical for Life benefits up to 100% based on years of
Special Assignments with incentive pay:
- Investigations - up to 5%
- Motorcycle Duty - 5% while riding
- Trainer/Instructor pay -10% while training
- SWAT/EOD/HNT - up to 5%
Educational/Certificate Incentive Pay:
- POST Intermediate - 3%
- POST Advanced - 3%
- POST Supervisory or ICI - 3%
- BA Degree - 2.5%
Step 6 Police Officer qualification based on education, training
and collateral assignments.
Longevity Pay up to 12.5%:
- After five (5) years of service with the City - 2.5% increase
above base salary
- After ten (10) years of service with the City - 2.5% increase
above base salary
- After fifteen (15) years of service with the City - 2.5%
increase above base salary
- After twenty (20) years of service with the City - 2.5%
increase above base salary
- After twenty (25) years of service with the City - 2.5%
increase above base salary
Bilingual Pay up to $200 per month
Work schedules: 4/10 and 3/12
Specialty Assignments: Bicycle, Canine, Investigations, Motors,
MAIT, YONET, SRO, FTO, SWAT, EOD, HNT, SAFE team, Arson
Investigator, Public Relations Team, Recruiter, Special Needs
Assessment Team, and Evidence Response Team.
For more information, see Davis PD's MOU at City of Davis
To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control
traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regulations; to
perform investigative work; to participate in and provide support
and assistance to special department crime prevention and
enforcement programs; and to perform a variety of technical law
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from a Police Sergeant; and technical
or functional supervision may be provided by higher level police
personnel. Examples of Duties
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the
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, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, hold
ups, death, and other criminal incidents; respond to hazardous
waste spills on city streets.
Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants and
witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence;
testify and present evidence in court.
Collect, process, photograph, and present evidence using scientific
techniques including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and related
Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in
matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the
investigation of offenses.
Prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed, and unusual
Stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warn
drivers against unlawful practices; issue citations and make
arrests as necessary.
Check buildings for physical security.
Search, fingerprint, and transport prisoners.
Issue animal control citations.
Direct traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or
Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement
problems and preserve good relationships with the general
Assist in the performance of special investigative and crime
prevention duties as required; schedule and implement crime
prevention and educational programs.
Perform duties as a field training officer; train new officers in
areas such as traffic enforcement, safety, report writing and
policy and procedures; supervise, train and prepare schedules for
Transport prisoners to court; serve warrants and subpoenas;
retrieve and request information involving arrests and subpoenas;
file complaints and perform other work related to the processing of
misdemeanor and felony complaints.
Administer first aid as necessary.
Coordinate and conduct complete and detailed investigations of
crimes involving juveniles and adults, crimes against persons and
property, and crimes involving vice, gaming, and narcotics
violations; may supervise undercover agents.
Prepare cases for trial; testify in court; coordinate activities of
pre-trial investigation and preparation for the District Attorney's
Communicate effectively, courteously and tactfully during
interactions with the public.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers,
other city employees and the public using principles of good
Perform related duties as assigned.
Police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention,
traffic control, investigation and identification techniques, and
equipment, jail operations, police records and reports, and first
Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to
the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing
misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining
to the search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in
traffic and criminal cases.
Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory.
Self defense tactics.
Interviewing and interrogation techniques.
On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of a sworn
police officer job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and
special projects; remember accounts given by witnesses; identify
crime suspects; interpret and apply the law to field situations;
observe while conducting surveillance; problem solve crime
situations; and explain law to the public.
On an intermittent basis, sit at desk or in patrol vehicle; walk
and stand during patrol activities; bend, squat and kneel during
inspection of crime scene or conducting building searches; climb
stairs and/or ladders while in the field; twist while making
arrests; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and
fine manipulation. Continuously wear utility belt and other police
equipment of 30 pounds; intermittently carry weight of 100 pounds
Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and
Use and care of firearms.
Think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and
Learn, understand, and interpret laws and regulations.
Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio
Meet the physical requirements established by the department.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those
contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would likely
provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
No experience required.
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
License or Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate California
Possession of a POST Basic Certificate, or a certificate of
graduation from a certified POST academy.
Based on the information provided on the application form, resume,
POST certificates, proof of enrollment in a California POST
academy, etc. the most qualified candidates will be invited to
participate in the selection process. Selection for this position
will include an oral board interview before a qualification
appraisal panel to establish an eligibility list to be used by the
Police Department to make the final selection. A written and/or
practical examination may be required as part of the selection
process. Additional testing for Police Officer includes a
background check, CVSA or polygraph, psychological evaluation and
FILING YOUR APPLICATION
Online applications will be received by the Human Resources Office
on a continuous basis. A City of Davis online employment
application must be submitted to be considered for this position;
paper applications will not be accepted . You will find the online
application on the City of Davis website: style="color:
The City of Davis encourages applications from qualified women and
minorities. All employment decisions are made on the basis of
qualification without regard to race, religion, color, sex,
national origin, disability or sexual preference.
Information contained herein does not constitute either an
expressed or implied contract and provisions are subject to change.
According to the Federal Reform and Control Act, the City of Davis
is required to hire only U.S. citizens, or aliens lawfully
authorized to work in the United States.
If you require accommodation during any phase of this recruitment
process, please contact Human Resource Office at (530) 757-5644 or
TDD (530) 757-5666