Police Officer Lateral
$91,950.76 – $117,719.58 Annually
To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; to participate in and provide support and assistance to special department crime prevention and enforcement programs; to perform a variety of technical law enforcement tasks.
Examples of Duties
- As a Police Officer assigned to the Patrol Division: Patrol the City in radio-equipped car; answer calls for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of City, County, and State laws; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, hold-ups, death, and other criminal incidents.
- As a Police Officer assigned to the Traffic Division: Patrol the City on a motorcycle or in a radar-equipped patrol unit; respond to calls related to traffic incidents and any other required emergencies; observe, monitor and control routine and unusual traffic conditions; assist and advise motorists and enforce traffic safety laws.
- As a Police Officer assigned to be an “Advanced Officer”: Serve as a field training officer and assist the field Sergeant with supervisory duties.
- As a Police Officer assigned to the Investigation Division: Coordinate and conduct complete and detailed investigations of crimes involving juveniles and adults, crimes against persons and property, and crimes involving vice, gaming, and narcotics violations.
- As a Police Officer assigned to Administration: Instruct elementary through junior high school age students in the D.A.R.E. Program; work as an instructor/counselor for D.A.R.E. related issues in local high schools; conduct and/or participate in community awareness and public safety programs.
- As a Police Officer assigned to be a “Gang Officer:” Gather, develop, manage and disseminate gang related intelligence information and criminal activity; assist in “gang awareness” education for the community, schools, and department personnel using a community-based approach and proactive enforcement techniques to suppress “gang related activity awareness” education for the community, schools, and department personnel using a community-based approach and proactive enforcement techniques to suppress gang related activity.
- As a Police Officer assigned to be the Brea Mall Liaison Officer: Work closely with Brea Mall security and all Brea Mall stores to ensure a safe environment for both shoppers and employees; conduct and participate in awareness and public safety programs for Mall vendors, including general training, crime prevention, and emergency preparedness.
- Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court.
Experience and Education
To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities, and enable the individual to successfully perform the essential job functions of the position.
A typical combination is:
Completion of high school or its equivalent. Current certificate of completion of a P.O.S.T. regular basic course from a State of California P.O.S.T. approved Police Academy.
Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid Driver’s License issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.