Lateral Police Officer

Pomona, CA
Pomona Police Department

$87,048.00 – $106,272.00 Annually

The Pomona Police Department is recruiting men and women who are current peace officers with a law enforcement agency or recent academy graduates. Following an orientation and five-phase training program, officers will perform general police duties and other responsibilities as assigned.

**Lateral Police Officer $25,000 Signing Bonus:
Candidates hired by the City of Pomona as a Lateral Police Officer are eligible to receive a signing bonus of $25,000. If the candidate has applied for the position of Lateral Police Officer, they must possess or qualify for a Basic POST certificate.

Applicants must be a minimum of 20 1/2 years of age at time of applying.
Graduation from high school of GED equivalency.
Must possess a valid California Class “C” driver’s license.

Must be currently employed and in good standing with a California law enforcement agency.
Must possess a Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate. Certificate must be attached to application.

Completion of POST approved academy within the last year (12 months). Certificate must be attached to application.


  • Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances.
  • Check buildings for physical security.
  • Respond to general public service calls and complaints including domestic and public disturbances, automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.
  • Collect, process, photograph and present evidence, including but not limited to fingerprints, blood and related physical evidence.
  • Enforce traffic laws and ordinances; check speed with radar; issue warnings and citations.
  • Direct traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
  • Conduct traffic accident analyses; conduct investigations of serious injury and fatal traffic accidents.
  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
  • Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.
  • Take an active role in areas of public education relative to crime and crime prevention.
  • Prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed.
  • Maintain custody of prisoners; transfer prisoners to jail. Investigate crimes; gather and preserve evidence; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects; apprehend and arrest offenders.
  • Testify and present evidence in court.