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Police Officer

Company: City of Piedmont
Location: oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of peace-officer duties related to protection of life and property, deterring crime, enforcement of laws and ordinances, assistance to the public and fostering community relations; conducts investigations, assists in the preparation of cases and testifies in court; serves in specialized departmental roles as assigned; and performs related work as assigned.

This sworn, working-level law enforcement class performs all non-supervisory assignments found in a municipal police department. While incumbents are normally assigned to a specific geographic area for patrol or traffic enforcement, all functional areas of the law enforcement field are included due to the size and organization of the department.


The Piedmont Police Department is dedicated to providing the best available law enforcement service to the Piedmont community. The department employs a total of 28 full-time employees, including the Chief; (1) Administrative Assistant; (1) Captain; (1) Support Services Commander; (4) Sergeants; (13) Officers; (5) Dispatchers; (2) Animal Control Officers; and (3) part-time employees. In addition, the department has Reserve Police Officers, Police Explorers and adult volunteers. The Piedmont Police Department is a participative and service oriented agency that prides itself on having a positive reputation achieved through training, integrity, pride, dedication and proven results. Piedmont Police Officers have a chance to gain valuable experience in a number of special assignments; detectives, traffic, juvenile, canine, bike patrol, use of force instructor and crime prevention.


The City of Piedmont is a charter city of approximately 11,000 residents located in the beautiful Oakland Hills, overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The city, which is virtually built out, consists of established, high-quality single family homes on quiet tree-lined streets, with a nationally recognized, highly rated public school system. Piedmont is centrally located within a few minutes from Oakland and San Francisco on the West and Concord and Walnut Creek on the East. Piedmont enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in Alameda County and benefits from the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.


The ability to understand and interpret written and verbal communications and direction, to retain and recall information read and visually observed; strong communication skills, written and verbal; the ability to use appropriate judgment in emergency situations. Candidates will be required to become proficient in the use of computers. Suitability for employment is also based on skills in observation, interpersonal relations, dependability and interest in people. Must be willing to work evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts, work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to hazardous materials and all-weather conditions.

Licenses and Certifications:

Must possess a valid California class C drivers license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess a valid basic certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and possess and maintain firearms qualification. The City of Piedmont monitors DMV record information over the course of employment.


Must possess a valid California class C drivers license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess a valid basic certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and possess and maintain firearms qualification.


Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of appointment. Must maintain P.O.S.T. physical standards, including mobility and physical strength and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects, lift and move individuals or objects weighing to 100 pounds; ability to work in a standard office setting; vision and manual dexterity to operate vehicles including emergency response vehicles in all conditions, often at a high rate of speed in emergency situations; to maintain firearms qualification and to read printed materials and a computer screen; finger and manual dexterity is needed to operate police services equipment and firearms, and to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard; vision to maintain firearms qualification, to read printed materials and a computer screen, discern colors and work in a night setting; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups and over the telephone and radio.

To be considered for this employment opportunity, please complete an application online: To speak with a member of our recruitment team, please contact Captain Chris Monahan @ (510) 420-3000.

The City of Piedmont complies with ADA and is an EOE employer and is seeking a diverse candidate pool for this employment opportunity.

Keywords: City of Piedmont, Oakland , Police Officer, Other , oakland, California

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