Police Officer (Academy Trained/Graduate)
$7,200.27 – $8,919.73 Monthly
The Huntington Beach Police Department is seeking candidates who have graduated from a POST Certified Police Recruit Academy and Training Program.
Examples of Essential Duties
Generally, a police officer’s first assignment is to the Patrol Division. After a sufficient period of patrol duty, the police officer becomes eligible for police assignments in the Special Operations Division, Investigations Division, and Administrative Division.
Patrols an assigned area of the City by car, motorcycle, or helicopter and investigates suspicious conditions; responds to emergency calls and provides emergency assistance; conducts preliminary and/or follow-up investigations of disturbances, complaints, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, holdups, vehicle accidents, deaths, suicides, etc. and gathers and preserves evidence; prepares evidence, reports, diagrams and records for files and/or presentation in court and sets up and maintains case files; maintains a daily log including documentation of responses to emergency calls; issues warnings and citations and apprehends criminals;
Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination includes:
Knowledge of: Public safety laws and rules; proper search and seizure and arrest procedures.
Ability to: Apply public safety laws and rules to daily situations; analyze problems and to rationally and calmly take effective action in emergency and stress situations.
Education: Requires completion of twelfth grade or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills. Specific courses are required for advancement within the department.
Experience: Requires successful graduation from a POST Certified Police Recruit Academy and Training program.
License: Valid California driver’s license or ability to obtain one prior to date of hire.