Police Officer

Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Police Department

To provide protection of persons and property within the community; patrol assigned area and interact with the community; and complete special assignments. Work an assigned shift and perform various law enforcement duties and protection services, including the prevention and investigation of crimes; the apprehension of law violators; collaboratively resolving community problems; maintenance of community safety and security; facilitate traffic flow and apply State and local traffic regulations.


$34.50 – $58.88 Hourly
$2,759.99 – $4,710.06 Biweekly
$5,979.98 – $10,205.14 Monthly
$71,759.79 – $122,461.66 Annually


Open Until Filled


The following essential functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those below to address business needs and changing business practices:

• Patrol an assigned area to prevent crime and protect the community by maintaining order and ensuring laws and regulations are adhered to;

• Respond to calls from general public and crime victims, traffic hazards; misdemeanors and felony incidents;

• Respond to radio, telephone or computer messages or instructions and complete the assignment;

• Investigate and analyze specific crime cases, perform arresting duties, issue citations and provide warnings; complete booking procedures and interview witnesses to gain information;

• Investigate and prepare reports on offenses, arrests, accidents, property damage, and administrative matters using a combination of writing and computer skills;

• Analyze, suggest and implement solutions to police problems in an assigned area;

• Maintain uncooperative subjects;

• Appear in court on and off duty and give credible testimony;

• Transport prisoners;

• Drive a variety of vehicles in a safe and effective manner under a wide range of conditions;

• Capable of using a variety of firearms and weapons in a safe and effective manner during duty;

• Provide directions and information and arrange for assistance;

• Maintain accurate logs and records of work performed;

• Participate in training seminars, conferences and programs to stay abreast of current crime trends and innovative policing techniques;

• Inspect establishments licensed to serve alcoholic beverages; and

• Perform related duties as assigned.


Experience: Must have successfully completed probationary period and training program at another law enforcement agency; and must possess current California POST Basic certificate.

Education: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade. College level coursework or other specialized training in police science, psychology, public administration or related field is highly desirable.

License/Certificate: Due to the performance of some field duties which require the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid and appropriate California driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.

Additional Requirement:

Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship, except as provided in Section 2267 of the Vehicle Code.