Job Title:

Lateral/Academy Graduate

Closing Date/Time:



$31.01 - $44.64 Hourly
$5,241.00 - $7,544.00 Monthly
$62,892.00 - $90,528.00 Annually 

Job Type:



Police Department, 340 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates, California



The Police Officer, working under the direction of the Chief of Police and/or the Police Captain, enforces laws and ordinances to prevent crime, protect life and property, and maintain peace and order.





The Police Officer enforces City, County and State laws; patrols the City area in a patrol car and on foot; answers calls for the protection of life and private property; conducts preliminary investigations on incidents and crimes including burglaries, thefts, traffic collisions, and deaths; gathers, preserves, and analyzes facts and evidence; directs traffic; stops drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; warns drivers against unlawful practices, issues citations, and makes arrests; interviews witnesses, victims, and suspects; testifies in court; serves warrants and subpoenas; prepares reports; investigates suspicious persons and circumstances; gives information and direction to the public; attends police and fire scenes or other public gatherings to assist in the protection of life and property; handles radio, dispatch, and other similar duties; may undertake such special duties as K-9 Officer, Motor Officer, Detective; and does related work as needed.


Must be at least 21 years of age; graduation from high school; two years of general college course work; supplemented with completion of a P.O.S.T. basic course; at least two years of responsible work experience involving public contact.  Must have a valid California Class "C" driver's license.

Must understand and interpret laws, rules, and other written materials; judge situations and people accurately; think and act quickly in emergencies; operate standard radio system; employ principles and practices of law enforcement work, including patrol, investigation, custody, and identification; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.







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