Police Officer

La Puente, CA
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

$69,744.12 – $93,450.48 Annually

10/18/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Under the direction of the Chief of Police and pursuant to 830.32 of the California Penal Code, provides law enforcement, security and protection to students, personnel, equipment and property of the District; observes and  corrects behavior of students and non-students; investigates crimes, accidents, vandalism, and detains persons suspected of criminal behavior; and emphasizes community-based policing and collaborative problem solving.

CURRENT OPENING: Three 12 month/40 hour per week positions. Salary placement will be on Range 38 of the SEIU Salary Schedule “S”. Initial salary placement for new employees is customarily at step 1 ($5,812.01 per month) of this salary range.

Essential Duties


  • Communicates with site personnel and administrators regarding special needs, problems and security concerns.
  • Identifies, locates and interviews witnesses.
  • Patrols District grounds, facilities, parking lots and specified off-site locations to enforce District rules and regulations, applicable laws and traffic regulations and responds to intrusion alarm reports at all District sites.
  • Investigates, apprehends and interrogates those suspected of committing or attempting to commit crimes affecting District facilities, personnel, the public or students.
  • Observes, collects, preserves, and records physical and oral evidence of crimes, including fingerprints.
  • Attends and participates in court hearings and trials of suspects.
  • Protects property by making inspections on foot and in patrol vehicle.
  • Provides assistance, information and responds to questions in collaboration with district officials, staff, students, parents, citizens and public safety agencies as appropriate.
  • Emphasizes collaborative problem solving and community interaction in all aspects of the job and in a manner that is free of bias against any individuals or specific groups of people.
  • Prepares written reports to be submitted to prosecuting agencies and/or appropriate district offices for possible suspension or expulsion.
  • Monitors grounds and buildings for signs of unauthorized persons, vandalism, fire, or other potential hazards or crimes that might involve injury to persons, or loss or damage to property.
  • Ensures compliance and knowledge of procedures and techniques of handling firearms.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency.

Experience: One year of full-time experience as a sworn police officer.


  • Possession of valid California Basic P.O.S.T. certificate from an approved police academy at the time of hire.
  • Completion of a California P.O.S.T. approved law enforcement training academy.
  • Possession of a valid California class “C” Driver License.
  • Evidence of adequate insurance for a motor vehicle, which meets or exceeds the California legal liability insurance requirement and continue to maintain insurability.
  • Possession of a valid Red Cross First Aid Certificate and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate issued by a recognized training program and kept valid during the term of employment.
  • Shall successfully complete a P.O.S.T. approved course of training related to the role of School District Police Officer pursuant to Sections 832.3 (g) and (h) of the California Penal Code within the first twenty-four months of service.
  • Positions within this classification that require driving a District vehicle are subject to participation in the District’s drug testing procedures.
  • Complete related District training.