•Under general supervision, will perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; •Control traffic flow and enforce federal, state, county and city ordinances, codes and laws; •Perform Community Oriented Policing and conducts surveys within Beat Health areas and works with the community in an effort to resolve and assist with concerns and complaints; •Investigate crimes and promotes peace within the community in which they serve; •Writes and serves search warrants, Ramey warrants, arrests warrants and other warrants as issued by the court; testifies and prepares cases for adjucation. •Administers first aid and CPR as required. •Prepares reports for crime committed, arrests made, investigations conducted, usual incidents requiring documentation and other reports as required to complete normal job requirements. •Receives, searches, books, fingerprints, and transports prisoners. •Performs foot patrol, security checks of buildings and businesses and other security functions within the City. •Conducts investigations and processing of evidence at crime and accident scenes; collects and preserves all evidence, property and other related duties as required; completes follow-up investigations of crime reports taken or reported. •Continually maintains contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserves good relationships with the general public. •Performs animal regulation tasks as assigned. •Keeps in good physical condition on order to overcome resistive and combative suspects by using approved use of force guidelines •Continually trains and qualifies in the areas of use of force, firearms qualifications, defensive tactics, crowd control techniques, baton usage, domestic violence and other required mandatory training. •Keeps current on all federal, state and local laws and case decisions as well as the City of Willits Police Department Policies and Procedures.
Minimum Requirements •Possession of a POST Basic or Intermediate Certificate •Possession of a Class C or higher California driver's license •Possession of basic/first responder first aid certificate including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) issued by the American Red Cross. •Knowledge of: Principles, methods, and techniques of law enforcement work, including patrol, crime prevention, investigation and identification. All laws and case laws affecting the proper usage of those laws as depicted by law enforcement agencies throughout California. Care and operation of firearms and other law enforcement equipment. Principles of supervision and training. Collection and analysis of evidence. •Ability to: Successfully complete the Willits Police Department Field Training Program. Read, understand, and know how to research laws through the California Legal Resource book and other sources. Write and print legibly so that others can read and understand reports. Have good recall ability in order to remember names, numbers, incidents and places and other related law enforcement tasks and case laws. Think and act quickly and accurately during emergency situations. Carry out oral and written orders and directions. Meet physical demands and standards as required by a Police Officer. •An ability to think strategically, be responsive and take initiative •An ability to foster partnerships through community oriented policing and problem solving philosophy •Excellent written, verbal communication and listening skills •An appreciation of the unique character of a small town community
The City of Willits is known as the “Gateway to the Redwoods.” Willits serves as the heart of Mendocino County, located within easy driving distance of redwood groves, the North Coast, wild rivers, wilderness areas as well as world renowned wineries. Willits boasts a brand new, beautiful campus of Mendocino College as well as the new, state of the art, Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital.
The co...mmunity maintains a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere and the residents enjoy many educational, recreational, retail and business opportunities. Willits offers the warmth and charm of small town America and our quality of life is completely different from the hurried and busy lifestyle of our neighbors in the Bay Area.
The Willits Police Department is made up of 18 full-time budgeted positions, serving a community of 4,880 residents over approximately 3 square miles. Their commitment to integrity, honor, and service through collaborative community partnerships promotes a high quality of life here in Willits.