Community Service Officer

ResponsibilitiesCommunity Service Officer Directing Traffic

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 (CSO) I is a non-sworn classification.  To view our CSO recruitment video, please click here.
Some examples of work duties are:

  • Assists with the investigation and location and transportation of runaway juveniles and truants
  • Conducts initial misdemeanor investigations, including the collection and preservation of physical evidence, may process the crime scene for latent fingerprints
  • Enforces motor vehicle parking regulations, including issuance and appropriate filing of parking citationsCommunity Service Officer Writing Ticket
  • Incumbents will initially be assigned to Patrol and Parking Enforcement
  • Issues citations for vehicle and municipal code violations
  • Learn to write routine police investigative reports and interview victims and witnesses; serves court subpoenas
  • May photograph crime scenes
  • Performs traffic control duties including crowd control, vehicle abatement, and hazard removal
  • Provides assistance in searches for lost persons and property

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.

Additional Information

For further information related to the Community Service Officer position, including salary and job openings, view the Napa Job Opportunities page. Please reference Police Department Recruitment and Selection Standards (PDF) for information related to all job classifications.