Lateral Police Officer

Beverly Hills, CA
Beverly Hills Police Department

$104,528.16 – $129,865.56 Annually

What We’re Looking for
The City of Beverly Hills Police Department is seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates for the position of Lateral Police Officer. The lateral Police Officer perform duties to protect life and property within the city. Maintains law and order and respond to emergency calls. May patrol the city enforcing the criminal and traffic laws of the city, state and nation. Performs background investigations, or perform training duties.

Major Duties

  • Walks or operates an automobile or motorcycle to patrol an assigned area to prevent crime and enforce laws and ordinances.
  • Responds to radio messages or telephone instructions and appears at scenes of accidents, disturbances or crimes.
  • Notes and reports traffic hazards and other hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions/situations.
  • Investigates and prepares reports on accidents, criminal and civil offenses, and damages to property.
  • Makes arrests, issues citations, directs traffic, controls crowds and protects dignitaries.
  • Gives directions to, answers questions from, and assists the public.
  • Speaks to business groups, neighborhood watch groups, schools and other community groups about crime prevention, drug awareness and safety.
  • Conducts security and alarm surveys of residential and business properties.
  • Transports prisoners and appears in court on and off duty as the arresting officer or investigating officer.
  • Detains and interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious including persons suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Handles police canines in narcotic detections, searching for hidden suspects and patrol of high crime areas. Trains, grooms, and feeds canines.
  • Participates or instructs training exercises including crowd and riot control, repelling, dignitary protection, covert movement, hostage rescue, high risk warrant service, building entry and clearing, baton techniques, handcuffing, search techniques, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or completion of at least 45 college units at the time of testing and the commitment to complete an Associate degree or 60 units during probation. The Associate degree or 60 units requirement must be met before permanent status may be attained. This probationary period will not be extended to provide additional time to meet this qualification.
  • Basic Police Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate required for Lateral entry candidates only.
  • Possession of an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.
  • California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate.
  • Minimum 21 years of age at the first step of the background investigation and prior to the release of the background investigation packet.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America at the time of application.