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City of Rocklin
  • Position Number: 5160918
  • Location: Rocklin, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Police Captain (20491972)

Law Enforcement

Sacramento/Metro Area

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Close Date
4/18/2024 at 5pm

$156,167.00-$212,840.00 Annually

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About Rocklin

The people who live and work in the City of Rocklin are the heart of the community and have built a special place for residents and visitors. Rocklin is a preferred location for business and living due to its convenient location, excellent schools, diverse mix of housing, abundant parks and recreational opportunities, and the highest commitment to public safety. Rocklin was recently named as one of top 100 Cities to live in America by "Money Magazine", and was named the best place in Placer County to raise a family by Rocklin's outstanding educational systems includes Rocklin Unified, one of the top-ranked unified school districts in the state, as well as Sierra College, ranked first in Northern California for transfers to UC and CSU universities and William Jessup University, a fast-growing private, 4-year university.

Due to Rocklin's low crime rates and top-notch public safety professionals, Rocklin is one of the top 20 safest cities in California. Rocklin also has a flourishing park system, with a park located within a half mile of nearly every resident in the City. Public and private development is creating an environment that supports vibrant entertainment, commercial activity, and residential options. Business attractions in the City feature large retailers like Bass Pro Shops, farm-to-fork restaurants including the Chef's Table, and award winning breweries such as Moksa Brewing Co.

The City of Rocklin is located in South Placer County at the intersection of Interstate 80 and State Highway 65, and is characterized by rolling hill terrain with 360-degree panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the northeast and to the Sutter-Butte mountain range in the West. With an estimated population of 70,000 people, Rocklin is one of the fastest growing cities in California, with approximately 65% of its growth since 2000. Rocklin was first recognized as a destination along the transcontinental railroad in 1864, about the same time granite mining began. The City was incorporated in 1863 during the heyday of railroad and granite mining activity. By 1910, 22 quarries operated in Rocklin, and in 1912, nearly 2,000 train carloads of granite were sent out of town to become part of the state capitol building and buildings in San Francisco.


As an organization, the City of Rocklin is dedicated to maintaining high standard of service, a collaborative team environment, innovative ideas, transparency, and on-going training and development. Team Rocklin takes pride in serving the citizens and maintaining a safe and thriving community. Rocklin team members appreciate the strong support they receive from the citizens who respect and value what they do to keep the City a great place to live, work and play. Working at the City of Rocklin, you can see firsthand the strong sense of community and high standard of service. Rocklin continues to be an innovative leader that is creating its own identity by challenging the status quo. Team Rocklin members are capable experts in their fields, who work together to accomplish the strategic objectives set forth by the City Council.

The City of Rocklin is an organization of professionals dedicated to serving residents, businesses and stakeholders. City departments include Police, Fire, Community Development, Human Resources, Finance, Public Services, Parks & Recreation, the City Manager's, City Clerk's and of course, the City Attorney's Office. Rocklin employees take pride in operating on efficient budgets and with appropriate level of staffing. Employees at all levels of the organization are encouraged to innovate and continue their personal growth, which in turn improves City programs that benefit the citizens of Rocklin.

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.

Police Department - 4080 Rocklin Road Rocklin, 95677


The Police Captain is an at-will position and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager. Under the general direction of the Police Chief, the Police Captain plans, directs, manages, and coordinates the personnel and activities of a major division within the Police Department; assists in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; coordinates assigned activities with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies; serves as Acting Chief in the Police Chief's absence; provides responsible administrative support to the Police Chief; and performs related duties as assigned. Examples of duties are:

Plans, directs, manages, coordinates, and evaluates the work of a major division of the Police Department, which may include field operations, investigations, communications, public services and programs, and administration; develops, recommends, and administers policies and procedures.
Develops and directs the implementation of division goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; establishes, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; allocates resources accordingly.
Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of changes.
Represents the Police Department to other City departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; explains, justifies, and supports Police Department programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues.
Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates Police Department personnel; provides or coordinate staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
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Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, criminology , police science, public or business administration, or a closely related field;


Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience as a sworn law enforcement officer, including at least two (2) years equivalent to a lieutenant or above.

Licenses and Certifications

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Class C Driver License and a satisfactory driving record is required. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Possession of a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Management Certificate.
Working Conditions

Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment. Must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Incumbents must pass a thorough background investigation.

Must be willing to work emergencies as well as evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must meet physical, psychological, and background standards established by POST as well as ongoing peace officer requirements pursuant to federal, state, and local legislation. This classification functions as a peace officer within the authority and limits of California Penal Code Sections 830.1(a) and 832.

All City of Rocklin employees are designated as Emergency Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and/or City.

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Ideal Candidate
The City of Rocklin seeks a Captain who is passionate about developing and mentoring their team by inspirational and innovative leadership.

An ideal candidate will:

Have a proven track record of success and strong community relationships, while providing a high level of customer service.
Have a genuine interest in enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Rocklin and those that travel through it.
Be an excellent communicator, very skilled at working under pressure and handling significant problems as well as tasks that arise simultaneously and/or unexpectedly.
Demonstrate excellent writing and research skills and will display an innovative approach to problem solving.
Be a high energy professional with outstanding community engagement skills and embraces a community-oriented policing philosophy.
Possess a diverse and impressive history of problem-solving success in a broad range of public safety and quality of life issues.
Demonstrate an adaptive nature and an aptitude for quickly building credibility and trust with the City's numerous stakeholders including other City departments, elected officials, business owners, and members of the community
Will not be constrained by traditional approaches to public safety, but will approach with critical thinking. With that, the ideal candidate will be comfortable with healthy debates and passionate discussions around issues as creative solutions are discovered.
Possess outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to easily develop rapport and build relationships.
Have experience supporting and developing an evolving workforce and will provide hands-on leadership to encourage and motivate their staff. They will be an exceptional mentor who is energized by the opportunity to develop team members. They will take pride in helping others build their own careers with focused attention to those who are relatively new in rank or position or seeking professional development.
Have a reputation for maintaining a cohesive, open, and positive work environment and developing high performing teams with a commitment to managing resources and budgets responsibly.

A variety of plans are offered through CalPERS. The City contributes up to $1,200 per month to active employees, and the employee pays the difference.

Dental and Vision
City-paid for employee and dependents.

Flex Credit
The City shall provide each employee with a flex credit of $3,600 per fiscal year for any benefit covered under the Cafeteria Plan. The flex credit is prorated and paid over 24 benefit pay periods.

Health Coverage Reduction Incentive
Employees who decline health coverage may receive incentive pay of up to $250 per month.

Leave Accruals
Management: 64 hours per fiscal year
Sick Leave: 12 days per year
Vacation: 15 days first year, progresses up to 27 days based upon years of service
Holidays: 10 paid holidays per year
Classic Members - 3% @ 50
PEPRA Members - 2.7% @ 57
Deferred Compensation
Rocklin offers optional programs for employee participation - 457 and/or 401(a) plans.

Life Insurance and AD&D: City paid $100,000
Long-Term Disability: Coverage is 60% of monthly salary up to $6,000 per month; after a 90-day waiting period (City paid).
Special Instructions
The Police Captain is an at-will position and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager.
While always welcome, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of an official City application. The application must be completed in its entirety.
All required documents must be attached to the application; missing documents may be submitted until the final filing date. Human Resources will not accept documents after the final filing date.
Candidates must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
The City of Rocklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
This job classification requires a pre-employment medical screening which includes testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.
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