San Ramon

Police Officer - Lateral

Law Enforcement
East Bay
$93,424.89-$116,774.00 Annually


2401 Crow Canyon Road San Ramon, 94583



Full-time Position (37.5 hours per week)


The San Ramon Police Department

The San Ramon Valley has long been considered one of the most desirable living areas in the Bay Area because of its scenic beauty, good climate, excellent blue ribbon schools, picturesque parks, and proximity to the Bay Area's major employment centers. San Ramon is at the heart of the valley and is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's premier residential communities. The Police Department has 66 sworn and 17 civilian employees who proudly serve the citizens of San Ramon, working around the clock to protect lives and property within a community that spans 18 square miles and is home to more than 78,000 people and a workforce of over 21,000 who commute in daily. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing exceptional public safety services and taking a leadership role in building community partnerships to make our city a better, safer place to live, work and play. Learn more about the Police Department’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values by visiting us on the web at


The Position

The Police Officer is responsible for a wide range of patrol and other related duties involving the prevention of crime, the protection of life/property, and the enforcement of laws.  The Police Officer classification is represented by the Police Officers’ Association (POA). 


Duties and Responsibilities

Patrols City within assigned area to secure life and property; observes situations; reports suspicious or criminal activity, hazardous conditions, and deters crime by providing high visibility. Responds to emergency calls, disturbances, thefts, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, suspicious activities and other incidents. Resolves problems, diffuses situations, enforces laws and ordinances, and provides information and assistance to the public. Observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic situations; issues warnings and citations as appropriate; provides direction and traffic control in accident or incident situations, special events or other congested situations. Makes arrests, transports for medical clearance and/or booking as required, serves warrants and subpoenas, secures crime scenes, collects and preserves evidence; interviews suspects, victims and witnesses. Performs complete investigations and/or cooperates with other law enforcement agencies providing investigative and case development support. Assists the City Attorney or District Attorney on cases and testifies in court when necessary. Prepares reports; prepares and maintains logs, records and accurate files. May assist in conducting special studies of crime prevention and performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: Law enforcement principles, practices and techniques related to patrol, traffic enforcement, crime scene control and investigation, protection of life and property, pursuit, apprehension and transportation of suspects; rules of evidence regarding search and seizure and the preservation of evidence; interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes, ordinances, court decisions and departmental rules and regulations; safety practices and equipment related to the work, including the safe use and proper care of firearms, chemical agents and impact weapons. 

Ability to: Observe accurately, recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics, facts of incidents and places; prepare clear, accurate and grammatically correct reports, records and other written materials; make sound, independent decisions in emergency situations; operate equipment in a safe and responsible manner; work in a standard office setting, read printed materials, computer screens, and enter information into a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the work; communicate in person, before groups, on the telephone and on the radio; identify and be responsive to community issues, concerns and needs; operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner under patrol and emergency conditions. Must be willing to work overtime, extended shifts, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays, both indoors and outside. May be called back in emergency situations, and at times be exposed to dangerous situations and all weather conditions.



The City’s excellent benefit package includes:

  • CalPERS Retirement. 3% @ 55 for classic CalPERS members; 2.7% @ 57 for new CalPERS members.
  • Medical Insurance is provided to employees through the CalPERS Public Employees Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA). Employees have a choice between three Anthem Blue Cross PPO plans and several HMO plans from Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare & Health Net. City pays up to the Kaiser Bay Area Rate
  • Dental and Vision insurance for employee + all eligible dependents – 100% City paid
  • Cash in-lieu of Medical and/or Dental insurance option
  • Vacation: 12 days annually, increasing with years of service
  • Sick Leave: 12 days annually, with option of converting a portion to cash or your 457 account each year
  • Adoption benefits
  • Long term disability insurance through CLEA – 100% City paid
  • Employee assistance program – 100% City paid
  • Group life insurance equal to 2X annual salary (up to $500,000) – 100% City paid
  • Option to purchase supplemental life insurance
  • Option to participate in City’s 457 Deferred Comp Plan
  • Retiree health savings plan contributions equal to 4% of base salary – 100% City paid
  • Employees are eligible for an additional 2.5% pay upon receipt of an Intermediate POST Certificate and an additional 5%, for a total of 7.5%, for an Advanced POST Certificate.

We know that making an informed career decision is important. Please reach out to Sarah Monnastes, Human Resources Manager, at (925) 973-2633 or by email at if you have any questions about the City’s generous benefits package.

Minimum Requirements

  • POST Basic Certificate. The Basic Certificate is awarded, as defined in Regulation 1011 to current full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency who have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite Basic Course requirement and the employing agency’s probationary period. 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of employment and have no state or federal convictions for a crime punishable by imprisonment in a federal penitentiary or state prison; and
  • Must possess a combination of education equivalent to graduation from High School; possess a valid Class C driver’s license; have a good driving record and perform at minimal physical standards which include mobility, physical strength and stamina to respond to emergency situations and apprehend suspects, lift, push or pull individuals or objects weighing up to 100 pounds.

The Selection Process

Interested individuals must complete an online application at apply online at and include a comprehensive resume.

The most qualified applicants, as determined by screening of applications, will be invited to participate in an interview process that may consist of both written and oral portions.   Candidates are highly encouraged to apply early.  The recruitment will close when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

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The City of San Ramon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability. In accordance with Federal law, the City of San Ramon will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States. As a condition of employment you will be required to present proof of your identity and employment eligibility. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should special accommodations be necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact Human Resources at (925) 973-2523.

Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

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