The Coalinga Police Department is always looking for the best and the brightest.  We take pride in what we do, and expect that you will too.  Below you will find positions in which we are actively recruiting.

Citizens On Patrol

Individuals who are qualified and selected will have the opportunity to join a special team of citizen volunteers who will assist in a variety of meaningful ways while patrolling the streets in specially marked patrol vehicles, in uniform as non-sworn community volunteers.

Police Officer

Under general supervision of the Chief of Police, is responsible for day-to-day quality assurance in serving and protecting the citizens of Coalinga including but not limited to law enforcement, crime prevention, traffic flow and enforcing state and local traffic regulations; and completes other related work as required.

Police Technician I (PART TIME)

This is a non-sworn, training level classification in the Police Department. Recruits do not have police officer powers or authority. Incumbents will assume non-sworn duties within the department and attend a P.O.S.T. Certified Academy, which is approximately 6 months in length. The academy is intense and requires a high degree of discipline. Upon graduation and award of the Academy Basic Certificate, the incumbent may be appointed to fully sworn Police Officer. At this time, incumbents will begin a new 12-month probationary period.

Police Technician I,II,III

Under general supervision of the Chief of Police, performs a variety of clerical support activities for the City of Coalinga Police Department including filing a variety of forms, records, documents and correspondence; entering, verifying and retrieving data and information on computers; providing assistance to the public in person, via telephone or correspondence; updating and maintaining manuals, records and other information; giving out general and confidential information verbally and in writing; completing written requests for information from authorized agencies; processing and verifying arrest warrants, crime reports and related matters. Maintains communications between the Police Department and Police, Fire, Public Works, Animal Control, the public and other law enforcement and fire agencies. Coordinates emergency and non-emergency response of police, fire and medical services to the community; receives and reports information by radio, computer, and telephone; logs and maintains all activity from field units in the computer aided dispatch system; screens calls to determine priority and dispatches the appropriate equipment based on policy and procedures. Makes entries and inquiries into the nationwide computer; performs clerical duties related to documenting, maintaining and controlling police records, case files, statistics, etc.; and performs other duties as assigned.