City of Redding Personnel Department - Police Officer - Lateral

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Police Officer - Lateral

Wage Range: $28.40 - $39.97 per hour

Posting Date: October 28, 2013

Closing Date: Accepting Applications on a Continuous Basis

The City of Redding is establising an eligibility list to fill future Lateral Police Officer vacancies. We are seeking motivated individuals with a strong commitment toward providing excellent service to the members of the community. The Mission of the Redding police Department is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems, and enhance the quality of life in our City.

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Perform all classes of law enforcement work including, but not limited to, patrol assigned beat enforcing laws and maintaining order. Examples include: traffic law enforcement, regulation enforcement, crime prevention and crime investigation from complaint to final solution of cases.

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Knowledge of: Practices and procedures of police science and administration; criminal law, City ordinances and regulations; investigation and crime prevention methods; rules of evidence and laws governing the apprehension, arrest, custody and prosecution of law violators; and effective public relations.

Ability to: Interact effectively with the public and employees. Read, understand, and carry out departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws and regulations; analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action; write clear and accurate reports; understand and follow oral directions; learn the use and care of automobiles, motorcycles, and small fire arms; make detailed observations, recall names, personal descriptions, and details of incidents; meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance and agility.

Education & Experience: To qualify candidates must currently be working with another law enforcement agency or meet California P.O.S.T. standards for a Police Officer and have not been separated from employment as a Police Officer for more than three years, must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, must have completed 30 semester college units, 60 semester units desirable, must possess a current Basic P.O.S.T. certificate, have completed probation, and have at least one year of "street" experience with a municipality, Sheriff's Office or equivalent. Applicants with custodial (jail) experience only are tested as entry level. Candidates must provide proof of P.O.S.T. certification upon application deadline.

Special Requirements: Current Basic POST certificate; possession of the appropriate California driver's license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.

A medical examination must be completed satisfactorily after an offer of employment and before the start date to ensure essential elements of the position can be performed; candidates must successfully complete a psychological evaluation, personal background investigation, polygraph examination, and a substance use test.

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Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding employment application form and a resume to the Personnel Department. This recruitment may close at any time with minimal or no notice. Applications not received by the Personnel Department by the close of the recruitment may not be considered; therefore prompt application is encouraged.  To obtain these materials, phone our 24 hr. hotline at (530) 225-4069, visit our web page at or visit our offices at 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding CA 96001.  

Additional Peace Officer benefits can be found at this link: Additional RPOA Information

Veterans' Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military service and receive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to their final examination score. To obtain this credit, veterans MUST provide a copy of the DD214, indicating honorable discharge, WITH EACH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.

Test Requirements: The testing phase will include an oral board examination and top candidates will be invited to a Chief's Interview

It is the policy of the City of Redding to hire only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Documentation of eligibility to work in the United States (i.e, driver’s license, social security card, or birth certificate, or documentation authorizing work in the United States) will be required as a condition of employment.


Applications and supplements must be received by the City Personnel Department by the closing date. Postmarks will NOT be accepted. Applications received after the closing date may be rejected.


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