Police Officer (Lateral)

Arcadia, CA
Arcadia Police Department

$79,992.00 – $99,912.00 Annually

The City of Arcadia is seeking experienced highly motivated and dedicated individuals who want to serve and protect the public in an atmosphere of courtesy, friendliness and respect to join our team as a Police Officer.

The ideal candidate will have uncompromising integrity, a strong work ethic, exercise good judgment and problem solving skills, and demonstrate an enthusiastic passion for law enforcement and a strong commitment to serving the community. If this describes you, we invite your application!


  • Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order; discover and prevent the commission of crimes; check property for physical security.
  • Respond to general public service calls and complaints including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.
  • Investigate crimes and suspicious circumstances; collect, process, photograph and present evidence including fingerprints, fibers, blood, and related physical evidence; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects; apprehend and arrest offenders; testify and present evidence in court.
  • 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.
  • Take custody of lost and found property.
  • Prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed.
  • Book prisoners in the City & County jail; assist in the custody, care, and welfare of prisoners; transport prisoners.
  • Furnish information and directions to the public.
  • Participate in training courses and programs.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • One year of experience working with the public and current employment as a California peace officer.
  • Or one year of experience working with the public and current employment as a peace officer in another State combined with a California P.O.S.T Waiver of Attendance Certificate.


  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by completion of P.O.S.T. Academy course of study.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid P.O.S.T Academy Graduation Certificate or equivalent certificate.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate.