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The Police Community Service Officer I/II is responsible to perform a variety of non-sworn, field and related administrative support duties related to public safety activities and programs; to perform non-sworn patrol functions; to conduct transactions that involve the public, courts, various City departments, and other public and law enforcement agencies; to answer emergency calls and properly relay information to field units, the public, and other law enforcement agencies; and to coordinate neighborhood watch activities requiring the preparation and presentation of educational materials. Assignments are typically on a rotational basis.


Police Community Service Officer I – This is the entry level class in the Police Community Service Officer series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience. The Police Community Service Officer I class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.

Police Community Service Officer II – This is the journey level class in the Police Community Service Officer series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual, or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.


Police Community Service Officer I


One year of experience dealing with the public in an enforcement, inspection, investigation, or customer service capacity. Previous experience enforcing municipal codes is desirable.


High School diploma or GED equivalency.

License or Certificate

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

Police Community Service Officer II


Two years of responsible experience equivalent to the Police Community Service Officer I with the City of Modesto.


High School diploma or GED equivalency.

Formal photography, fingerprint, traffic accident investigation, FTO course, report writing, crime prevention, or other law enforcement training classes are desirable.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.


Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant’s responsibility to fill out the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words “see resume”. The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations.

Applicants may be screened to the most qualified and invited to continue to the next phase of the testing process which may include an online examination.

Tentative Schedule

Online iAHQ Examination
May 31, 2022 – June 7, 2022

Human Resources Department reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City.

Apply online at  City application required, including Supplemental Questionnaire.  The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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