The Napa Police Department is looking for women and men who are dedicated to serving the 75,000+ citizens of Napa. We offer careers as Peace Officers, Public Safety Dispatchers, Community Services Officers and Office Assistants.
The Department offers a variety of assignments including Narcotics, Investigations, School Resource Officer, Motorcycles, K-9 and the Special Enforcement Unit. Officers may participate in a variety of ancillary assignments including SWAT, Crisis Negotiation, Traffic Accident Reconstruction, Range Master and Crime Scene Specialist.
Patrol Officers can choose, by seniority, to work either a 4/10 or 3/12.5 shift plan on day, swing or graveyard. Additional information regarding working conditions can be obtained by reviewing the Napa Police Officer Association's Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) located at www.cityofnapa.org.
The latest in Less Lethal and restraint devices are also available. The Police Department issues all safety equipment for Sworn Officers. By using progressive alternatives in report writing and service methods our Officers are encouraged to practice proactive and preventative policing.
For further information related to the Police Officer position, including salary and job openings, click here. Please reference Police Department Recruitment and Selection Standards for information related to all job classifications.
Community Service Officer
Under immediate supervision, learns and performs a variety of field and office duties to assist sworn officers in the enforcement of law and order; performs related work as required. The Community Services Officer I is a non-sworn classification.
Some examples of work duties are: Performs traffic control duties including crowd control, vehicle abatement, and hazard removal; Enforces motor vehicle parking regulations, including issuance and appropriate filing of parking citations; Conducts initial misdemeanor investigations, including the collection and preservation of physical evidence, may process the crime scene for latent fingerprints; may photograph crime scenes;
Learn to write routine police investigative reports and interview victims and witnesses; serves court subpoenas; issues citations for vehicle and municipal code violations; Assists with the investigation and location and transportation of runaway juveniles and truants; provides assistance in searches for lost persons and property; Incumbents will initially be assigned to Patrol and Parking Enforcement. Upon successful completion of the Field Training Program, incumbents may be required to rotate through specialty assignments in Traffic, Investigations, Crime Prevention, Crime Analysis, Property/Identification, Youth Services and other units within the Department.
For further information related to the Community Service Officer position, including salary and job openings, click here. Please reference Police Department Recruitment and Selection Standards for information related to all job classifications.
Public Safety Dispatcher and Call-Taker
The Napa Central Dispatch is the primary answer point for all 911 emergency calls for the City of Napa, City of American Canyon, Town of Yountville, and all unincorporated areas of Napa County. The center dispatches for the Napa Police Department, Napa County Sheriff's Department, the American Canyon Police Department, the Napa Fire Department, the American Canyon Fire Department and AMR Ambulance Service. We also are responsible for emergency medial dispatching for the entire County of Napa. The center is staffed by four Supervisors, 20 full-time Dispatchers, five Public Safety Dispatch Call Takers, and two part-time Dispatchers and processes approximately 115,000 calls per year.
The Dispatch Center operates in myriad of technical equipment, including a computer aided dispatch
system, intelligent phone work stations and numerous computerized systems to access information regarding arrests, vehicle registration, drivers license information, etc. Public Safety Dispatchers work a 4/10 shift with staggered starting times. Our Public Safety Dispatchers are EMD trained and interested dispatchers are trained in Tactical and/or Fire Incident dispatching. Public Safety Call-Takers, under immediate supervision, receive emergency and non-emergency calls and forward that information for the dispatching of personnel and equipment for law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical service personnel utilizing a computer-aided dispatch system; they maintain records relative to the communications operation and they perform various other support duties as required. This class is the entry-level position and performs duties in a training capacity, progressing to greater independence in task performance with training and experience within a formal training program. Incumbents learn to receive requests for assistance; evaluate criticality and type of response needed. Work is often performed under pressure. The Call Taker level is distinguished from the Public Safety Dispatcher(I) level by the extent of knowledge and the nature of the job responsibilities which are primarily limited to receiving and routing calls while also receiving basic training in dispatching duties.
For further information related to the Public Safety Dispatcher position, including salary and job openings, click here. For further information related to the Public Safety Call-Taker position, including salary and job openings, click here. Please reference Police Department Recruitment and Selection Standards for information related to all job classifications.
Police Records Assistant
The Police Records Bureau is responsible for organization, maintenance, and dissemination of all police reports. It is also responsible for maintaining the Department's automated records management system (I/Leads), compiling numerous statistics that are reported to the Department of Justice, fingerprinting and maintaining files on sex, arson, gang and narcotic registrants, processing city permits including Concealed Weapons Permits, fingerprinting and livescanning, and background requests. Records personnel also staff the public counter for the Department and answer all incoming business telephone inquiries. The Police Records Bureau is staffed with nine full-time and three part-time personnel.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine to difficult office support work in support of Police Department operations including receptionist duties, typing, word processing, recordkeeping and filing; performs related work as assigned. This is the entry level class of the Police Records Assistant series. Initially, under close supervision, incumbents learn Police Department and City policies and procedures. As experience is gained there is greater independence of action within established guidelines. This class is alternatively staffed with Police Records Assistant II, and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency which meet the qualifications of the higher level class.
For further information related to the Police Records Assistant position, including salary and job openings, click here. Please reference Police Department Recruitment and Selection Standards for information related to all job classifications.
Job descriptions, employment information and applications can be obtained at www.cityofnapajobs.org, or by contacting City of Napa Human Resources Department at 1541 Second St., Napa or by telephoning (707) 257-9505. Benefits information and current MOU's can be obtained at www.cityofnapa.org.
Office: (707) 257-9284
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please reference Police Department Recruitment and Selection Standards for information related to all job classifications.
Homeless Outreach 707-257-9479
Drug Activity Hotline 707-224-3784
Records Bureau 707-257-9281
Napa Police Department
1539 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559-2840
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