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The City of Gilroy is located 28 miles south of San Jose in one
of the fastest growing counties in California. It is a developing
community in transition with a current population of 55,936.
The small family farms of the past have given way to
sophisticated seed culture, high tech food processing, recreational
shopping, distribution, and modern wine production. Gilroy is also
home to the Gilroy Gardens Theme Park. With its Mediterranean
climate, mild temperatures, and an abundance of award-winning
parks, Gilroy will win your heart! Gilroy is situated in the Santa
Clara Valley, just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and
strategically located at the junction of two key highways: U.S. 101
and U.S. 152. Gilroy is within a 1/2 hour drive of the Silicon
Gilroy's claim to fame is being the "Garlic Capital of the
World" where each year Gilroy plays host to over 135,000 visitors
at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. The enormously successful Gilroy
Garlic Festival is held at the end of July and utilizes 4,000 local
volunteers. The City is also known for its award winning parks,
golf courses and recreation programs.
Our mature neighborhoods blend well with new homes to create an
excellent residential atmosphere, served by nearby schools, parks
and churches. Gilroy also offers a County Library, a modern
community hospital, as well as a Community College. Overall, Gilroy
is an ideally located city which makes it an excellent place to
live and work.
More about the City of Gilroy...........
Gilroy is a full-service City and includes the departments of
Administration, Community Development, Finance/Information
Technology, Fire, Human Resources/Risk Management, Police, Public
Works, and Recreation. Gilroy's organizational core values are
based on teamwork, excellence in the work performed, innovation,
ethics, integrity, vision, responsibility, and community spirit.
These values support the organization's focus on customer service
and protection of the Gilroy community so as to continuously
improve the quality of life for Gilroy residents.
Please consider the City of Gilroy in your future career
Job descriptions for Gilroy job classifications are located
Salary tables for Gilroy's employee groups are located at:
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7351 Rosanna Street Gilroy, 95020
Police Office - Academy Graduate
$111,263.46 - $135,245.48 Annual Potential Compensation
Holiday Pay - 6.37%
Bilingual pay - 5%
Education pay (up to) - 7.5%
Annual Uniform pay $1400
(Base Annual Salary $93,600.96 - 113,775.96)
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT
Applications will be continuously reviewed. Oral board
interviews may be scheduled at any time.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The City of Gilroy is recruiting for the position of Police
Officer - Academy Graduate. The Gilroy Police Department is located
28 miles south of San Jose, in Santa Clara County, and serves a
diverse population base of approximately 56,000 residents. The
Gilroy Police Department (GPD) provides 24 hours patrol services
responding to public safety calls for service and implementing
crime suppression, conducting investigations, traffic enforcement
and accident investigation and solving civil conflicts, arresting
suspects and engaging in directed patrol missions to prevent or
reduce crime in order to protect life and property for the citizens
The Mission of the Gilroy Police Department is: Providing
excellent public safety services in partnership with the
The Vision of the Gilroy Police Department is: The men and women
of the Gilroy Police Department are dedicated to courageously
ensuring the safety of our community.
The Core Values are: Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Teamwork,
Innovation, and Accountability.
Under general direction of a police supervisor, patrol and
assigned beat in the enforcement of law and order; protects life
and property; maintain a calm and safe community.
Job Announcement URL:
Police Officer - Academy Grad 03.15.21.pdf
WHAT YOU GAIN AS A MEMBER OF GILROY PD
* Competitive Salary * State of the Art Training and Equipment *
On-site Work Out Facility * Specialty Assignments: * Investigations
* Traffic/Motors * Anti-Crime Team * County Task Forces * Field
Training Officer * SWAT/HNT * K-9 and Mounted Units * Bike Unit *
Crime Scene Investigations * Peer Support Team * Honor Guard *
Unmanned Aerial Systems
IF YOU HAVE:
* The ability to embrace contemporary modern policing practices
* The desire to train, learn and implement effective police
practices in partnership with the community * The willingness to be
a part of police technology advances * An engaging philosophy and
the ability to build relationships with community members from
diverse backgrounds * A strong and compassionate work ethic * The
ability to adapt to a changing environment * A self-accountable
attitude and approach to your work * A heart for community service
* The desire to be a role model for youth in our community * The
courage to ensure a safe community for Gilroy residents and
visitors * Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Teamwork, Innovation, &
YOU ARE A GOOD FIT FOR THE GILROY POLICE DEPARTMENT!
JOIN OUR TEAM
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
* Perform mobile patrol or fixed post in an assigned area for
the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and
regulations. * Investigate and prepare reports on accidents,
offenses and damage to property * Make arrests and take law
enforcement action as appropriate. * Respond to pages, radio, and
telephone dispatches. * Note and report traffic hazards, assist in
controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies. * Give verbal
warning, issue citations and serve warrants. * Work with juveniles.
* Intervene in private or public disputes to protect the public. *
Appear in court. * Investigate complaints. * Request medical
attention for victims, citizens and suspects when necessary. *
Interview persons whose actions are suspicious. * May transport
prisoners. * May ride motorcycle. * Provide first aid. * Care for
and maintain departmental equipment. * Work an assigned shift with
varied days and/or hours. * Conduct follow-up investigations. *
Report vice conditions. * Perform in specialized functions when
assigned. * Participate in related training programs. * May be
required to speak in front of community groups. * May do research
into law, policies, and related matters. * May be required to train
other department members. * May be subject to recall/call-out. *
Perform related work as required.
* Academy Graduate: Any combination of education, training or
experience equivalent to graduation from high school or possession
of a G.E.D. certificate, and completion of a P.O.S.T. approved
basic academy. * Be at least 21 years of age. * Pass a physical
agility test. * Be able to meet the current Peace Officer Standards
and Training (P.O.S.T.) medical standards for a peace officer and
be free from any physical condition which might adversely affect
the exercise of power as a peace officer. * Pass P.O.S.T.
background investigation, which includes a polygraph examination,
an extensive Department of Justice criminal record check, an FBI
check and a firearms clearance. * Pass a post-offer psychological
evaluation and a medical examination, which includes a drug test. *
Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who is
eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Peace officer
applicants must obtain citizenship within three years after filing
an employment application. * Possess and maintain a valid
California river license necessary to operate assigned vehicles. *
Required to be proficient in typical police weaponry * Pass all
required department and P.O.S.T. training. * Must C.P.R. and First
Aid within six (6) months of hire. * Establish and maintain
residency within 45 minutes normal driving time from the Gilroy
Police Station within 18 months from date of hire. * Prefer
bilingual (English/Spanish). * Prefer non-tobacco user.
If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career
opportunity, please attach and submit the following required items
with your electronic NEOGOV application:
* Cover letter that explains your specific interest in this
position with the City of Gilroy Police Department * Detailed
resume focusing on relevant law enforcement work experience and
education * A copy of the required certificate of completion from a
P.O.S.T approved Basic Police Academy
City Application Form - Candidates must complete the NEOGOV City
of Gilroy application form for this position and submit online.
Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the NEOGOV
application as incomplete applications will not be accepted.
This is a continuous recruitment with periodic review of
application packets. Only complete application packets will be
reviewed. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant
experience and education will be invited to continue in the
selection process. In addition, final candidates for the position
are required to pass a background check, State of California
Department of Justice criminal records check, medical evaluation,
and drug screen, given at the City's expense, prior to appointment.
If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the
selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department
right away at 408-846-0228.
Attention: Communication regarding your status in this
recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to
include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants
are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an
e-mail address and/or other contact information.
THE CITY OF GILROY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND SUPPORTS