Employment Opportunity

Police Assistant

Vallejo Police Department, Vallejo, California

Salary: $50,838.32 - $61,794.51 Annually

Final Filing Date: June 13, 2017

To participate in performing a wide variety of civilian field and office law enforcement work in direct support of sworn personnel including taking police reports, conducting traffic investigations, crime scene search, property management, and applicant processing in support of the Police Department; and to provide information and assistance to the public.

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  • Participate in performing a wide variety of civilian field and office law enforcement work in direct support of sworn personnel including taking police reports, conducting traffic investigations, crime scene search, property management, and applicant processing.
  • Assist in the processing of crime scenes; photograph crime scenes; conduct latent fingerprint searches; collect evidence; write reports; prepare sketches of crime scene as required.
  • Assist in comparing latent fingerprints to known inked prints; make matches and testify in court to the match; trace fingerprints for the Cal-ID Program.
  • Assist in preparing evidence for use; bar code evidence; enter description of evidence into computer.
  • Retrieve evidence from court; return evidence to storage on return from court; enter transactions into computer.
  • Return evidence to owners or dispose of in accordance with court orders or laws.
  • Develop, promote and oversee various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch, drug awareness, vandalism, personal safety and adult safety programs; present presentations to various schools and community groups.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement various crime prevention events including building tours; reserve necessary facilities and equipment; organize and coordinate guest speakers; solicit for contributions.
  • Serve as a field or desk officer; take phone or in person reports of criminal incidents; process requests for police reports and public information; collect and log found property; strip and pat search prisoners; fingerprint arrestees, applicants for various licenses, and citizens; issue licenses; process narcotic and sex offender registrants.
  • Receive and process abandoned vehicle notices, maintaining control of status of reported vehicles; coordinate the removal of vehicles and notification to registered owners.
  • Monitor and enforce City ordinances of a non criminal nature; investigate auto accidents of a non criminal nature; document the accident scene; take statements from those involved and maintain appropriate paper work.
  • Perform a variety of routine follow-up investigative work not requiring sworn personnel; conduct interviews; take statements and gather evidence.
  • Respond to complaints from the public; investigate potential violations and alleged nuisances.
  • Serve as parking enforcement officer; patrol City streets and enforce laws and regulations applicable to non moving vehicles; write citations for overtime parking and illegal parking; assist in identifying and removing abandoned vehicles; assist in directing traffic.
  • Operate a computer terminal and printer to type, enter, modify and retrieve a wide variety of police reports and records, memoranda, letters and other material.
  • Make court appearances as required related to assigned activities.
  • Conduct routine statistical analyses related to criminal activities.
  • Perform a variety of general clerical and secretarial duties as required including data entry of investigative reports and filing of evidence reports, mug shots and fingerprint cards.
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


  • The successful candidate will possess the following highly desirable attributes: detail oriented; astute; proactive; responsive; timely; accurate; excellent oral and written communication to internal and external constituents; collaborative approach; solution oriented; trustworthy and ethical.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods including computer equipment.
  • Basic principles of report preparation.
  • Techniques for dealing with the public in a tactful but firm manner.
Ability to:
  • Learn the organization and functions of a municipal law enforcement agency.
  • Learn general law enforcement codes, practices and methods.
  • Learn pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Apply the laws, codes, policies and procedures related to the gathering of legal evidence.
  • Apply Federal, State, City and departmental laws, polices and procedures.
  • Work courteously with the general public on the telephone or in person.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including computer equipment.
  • Deal with the public firmly, courteously and tactfully.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Two years of experience involving exposure to the public and interpretation of laws, rules, and procedures.
  • Some experience in a criminal justice agency performing non-sworn duties is desirable.
  • A high school diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by specialized law enforcement training.
License or Certificate:
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.

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Posted: May 15, 2017

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