Assignment Definition Law Enforcement

Class Title: Reserve Police Officer III
Bargaining Unit:Unrepresented Non-Career
Class Code: 009002
Salary: $25.00 Hourly
$2,000.00 Biweekly
$4,333.33 Monthly
$52,000.00 Annually
 

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DEFINITION Benefits

 

To perform full or limited law enforcement responsibilities, depending on qualifications and assignment, in a reserve or on-call capacity.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The classifications of Reserve Police Officer I, II, and III are sworn, non-career, reserve or on-call law enforcement positions. A Reserve Police Officer III performs limited law enforcement duties during the incumbent's active duty assignment while being supervised by a Reserve Police Officer I or Police Officer. A Reserve Police Officer II performs full law enforcement duties during the incumbent's active duty assignment while being supervised by a Reserve Police Officer I or Police Officer. A
Reserve Police Officer I performs the full range of law enforcement duties during the incumbent's active duty assignment with or without direct supervision of a Police Officer.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Reserve Police Officer III and Reserve Police Officer II receive immediate supervision from a Reserve Police Officer I, a Police Officer or higher law enforcement classification. General supervision is provided by higher level sworn personnel when performing specifically designated functions.
 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reserve Police Officer III

A Reserve Police Officer III may perform the following duties for the duration of an assigned period of active duty, while being supervised in the accessible vicinity by a Reserve Police Officer I or Police Officer:

- Perform limited law enforcement duties while under immediate supervision that are not likely to result in physical arrests.
- Assist the Police Department in safely directing the control of vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic.
- Assist the Police Department in controlling crowds at major events, gatherings, disasters, and any other special occasions which may cause a large crowd to assemble or traffic to congest.
- Assist in providing security at City facilities, parades, sporting and other public events.
- Assist in providing transportation and hospital custody of prisoners.
- Transport evidence, records and equipment.
- Prepare necessary reports.
- Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.

Reserve Police Officer II

A Reserve Police Officer II may perform the duties of a Reserve Police Officer III listed above without immediate supervision. A Reserve Police Officer II may perform the following duties for the duration of an assigned period of active duty, while being supervised by a Reserve Police Officer I or Police Officer:

- Patrol a designated area of the city on foot, on a motorcycle, or in a patrol car, jeep or van to preserve order, prevent crime and discover criminal acts, and make arrests.
- Answer radio dispatched or citizens' request for police services at accident scenes, domestic disputes, law violations, and peace disturbances.
- Conduct investigations, gather evidence, interview witnesses, take statements, make arrests, or write citations and make written reports at crime or accident scenes.
- Testify in court at criminal hearings and trials.
- Provide traffic control at accident scenes, fires, and congested areas.
- May work in plain clothes to conduct follow-up investigations, and to suppress vice or narcotics activities.
- Conduct lineups for identification of suspects.
- Attend community meetings to discuss crime problems.
- Evaluate and control violent situations and subjects.
- Order and direct emergency equipment at accident and disaster scenes.
- Search for missing subjects.
- Drive vehicles under hazardous and emergency conditions.
- Provide first aid to injured or sick subjects.
- Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.

Reserve Police Officer I

A Reserve Police Officer I may perform the duties of a Reserve Police Officer III or Reserve Police Officer II listed above without immediate supervision for the duration of an assigned period of active duty. In addition, the following duties may also be performed:

- Train employees in proper police procedures.
- Supervise and lead the activities of other Police personnel.
 QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of:

- Federal, state, and city codes and ordinances relating to law enforcement.
- Modern approved principles and procedures of police work.
- Department rules and regulations.
- General Orders and directives.
- City streets and principal locations.
- Court and evidence procedures.
- Court decisions affecting police practices.
- Radio procedures.

Ability to:

- Express him/herself in English in a clear, distinct, and understandable manner when speaking to individuals, to people of different socio-economic levels, before various public and community groups, and when testifying in court.
- Write clearly, accurately, concisely, and legibly using correct English, grammatical construction, and spelling.
- Read and interpret complex technical documents in English.
- Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
- Observe, assimilate, remember, record, and recall pertinent facts and details.
- Read maps and mapped information.
- Apply selected knowledge (i.e., laws, statutes, court decisions, department policies, criminal investigation theories, etc.) in collecting, organizing, and analyzing a variety of information in order to decide on an appropriate and reasonable course of action.
- Deal with people of different socio-economic levels without arousing their antagonism.
- Analyze problems and rationally and calmly take effective action in emergency and stress situations.
- Plan and effectively present material orally to diverse groups.
- Deal courteously but firmly with the general public.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and other City employees.
- Use firearms safely and accurately.
- Climb barriers, jump obstacles, and perform strenuous physical activities.
- Control resisting subjects with a minimum of force necessary to effect an arrest.

Skill in:

- Driving a vehicle under hazardous conditions.
- The use of ancillary police weaponry and weaponless defense.
- The use of first-aid, including Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation techniques.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

Reserve Police Officer III

High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
- AND -

Completion and current status of P.O.S.T. Level III Module (162 hours).

Reserve Police Officer II

High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent

- AND -

Completion and current status of P.O.S.T. Level III Module and P.O.S.T. Level II Module (386 hours).

Reserve Police Officer I

Possession of a valid P.O.S.T. Recruit Basic Course (664 hour) Certificate and the equivalent of two (2) years experience as a sworn peace officer in a California P.O.S.T certified law enforcement department.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Applies to all levels)

Age:

Must be at least 21 years of age by the date of appointment.

Citizenship:

Must be a citizen of the United States by the date of appointment.

Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver license at the time of appointment. Loss of the license is cause for discipline.

Physical Performance:

As a condition of continued employment, incumbents may be required to pass an annual physical performance test.

Respiratory Protective Equipment:

Work in this class requires wearing respiratory protective equipment at times. When assigned to such work, facial hair must be shaven when it interferes with the safe fitting of respiratory protective equipment.

Felony Convictions:

Free of felony convictions under California Government Code Section 1029.
 Other Requirements:
Adopted: Not available
Revised: 07/01/89; 07/01/93; 02/01/05
Title Change: 11/22/86 from Auxiliary Police Officer; 02/01/05
from Reserve Police Officer; added levels I,
II, and III.
Maintenance
Update: 10/07/85
Abolished:
Class Code: 09006 (I); 09004 (II); 09002 (III)
 

§ 553.211 Law enforcement activities.

(a) As used in sections 7(k) and 13(b)(20) of the Act, the term “any employee . . . in law enforcement activities” refers to any employee (1) who is a uniformed or plainclothed member of a body of officers and subordinates who are empowered by State statute or local ordinance to enforce laws designed to maintain public peace and order and to protect both life and property from accidental or willful injury, and to prevent and detect crimes, (2) who has the power to arrest, and (3) who is presently undergoing or has undergone or will undergo on-the-job training and/or a course of instruction and study which typically includes physical training, self-defense, firearm proficiency, criminal and civil law principles, investigative and law enforcement techniques, community relations, medical aid and ethics.

(b)Employees who meet these tests are considered to be engaged in law enforcement activities regardless of their rank, or of their status as “trainee,” “probationary,” or “permanent,” and regardless of their assignment to duties incidental to the performance of their law enforcement activities such as equipment maintenance, and lecturing, or to support activities of the type described in paragraph (g) of this section, whether or not such assignment is for training or familiarization purposes, or for reasons of illness, injury or infirmity. The term would also include rescue and ambulance service personnel if such personnel form an integral part of the public agency's law enforcement activities. See § 553.215.

(c) Typically, employees engaged in law enforcement activities include city police; district or local police, sheriffs, under sheriffs or deputy sheriffs who are regularly employed and paid as such; court marshals or deputy marshals; constables and deputy constables who are regularly employed and paid as such; border control agents; state troopers and highway patrol officers. Other agencyemployees not specifically mentioned may, depending upon the particular facts and pertinent statutory provisions in that jurisdiction, meet the three tests described above. If so, they will also qualify as law enforcement officers. Such employees might include, for example, fish and game wardens or criminal investigative agents assigned to the office of a district attorney, an attorney general, a solicitor general or any other law enforcement agency concerned with keeping public peace and order and protecting life and property.

(d) Some of the law enforcement officers listed above, including but not limited to certain sheriffs, will not be covered by the Act if they are elected officials and if they are not subject to the civil service laws of their particular State or local jurisdiction. Section 3(e)(2)(C) of the Act excludes from its definition of “employee” elected officials and their personal staff under the conditions therein prescribed. 29 U.S.C. 203(e)(2)(C), and see § 553.11. Such individuals, therefore, need not be counted in determining whether the public agency in question has less than five employees engaged in law enforcement activities for purposes of claiming the section 13(b)(20) exemption.

(e)Employees who do not meet each of the three tests described above are not engaged in “law enforcement activities” as that term is used in sections 7(k) and 13(b)(20). Employees who normally would not meet each of these tests include

(1) Building inspectors (other than those defined in § 553.213(a)),

(2) Health inspectors,

(3) Animal control personnel,

(4) Sanitarians,

(5) civilian traffic employees who direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic at specified intersections or other control points,

(6) Civilian parking checkers who patrol assigned areas for the purpose of discovering parking violations and issuing appropriate warnings or appearance notices,

(7) Wage and hour compliance officers,

(8) Equal employment opportunity compliance officers,

(9) Tax compliance officers,

(10) Coal mining inspectors, and

(11) Building guards whose primary duty is to protect the lives and property of persons within the limited area of the building.

(f) The term “any employee in law enforcement activities” also includes, by express reference, “security personnel in correctional instititions.” A correctional institution is any government facility maintained as part of a penal system for the incarceration or detention of persons suspected or convicted of having breached the peace or committed some other crime. Typically, such facilities include penitentiaries, prisons, prison farms, county, city and village jails, precinct house lockups and reformatories. Employees of correctional institutions who qualify as security personnel for purposes of the section 7(k) exemption are those who have responsibility for controlling and maintaining custody of inmates and of safeguarding them from other inmates or for supervising such functions, regardless of whether their duties are performed inside the correctional institution or outside the institution (as in the case of road gangs). These employees are considered to be engaged in law enforcement activities regardless of their rank (e.g., warden, assistant warden or guard) or of their status as “trainee,” “probationary,” or “permanent,” and regardless of their assignment to duties incidental to the performance of their law enforcement activities, or to support activities of the type described in paragraph (g) of this section, whether or not such assignment is for training or familiarization purposes or for reasons of illness, injury or infirmity.

(g) Not included in the term “employee in law enforcement activities” are the so-called “civilian” employees of law enforcement agencies or correctional institutions who engage in such support activities as those performed by dispatcher, radio operators, apparatus and equipment maintenance and repair workers, janitors, clerks and stenographers. Nor does the term include employees in correctional institutions who engage in building repair and maintenance, culinary services, teaching, or in psychological, medical and paramedical services. This is so even though such employees may, when assigned to correctional institutions, come into regular contact with the inmates in the performance of their duties.

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