Police Officer Lateral

Redondo Beach, CA
Redondo Beach Police Department

$92,424.00 – $112,212.00 Annually
The City of Redondo Beach Police Department is looking for dedicated Police Officers to serve our seaside community. Police Officers are vital members of the Redondo Beach team, contributing to the success of the Community and the Department.

As of January 1, 2023, we are offering a $10,000 hiring bonus to Lateral Police Officers!

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONSThis position is accountable as a team member to perform operational and support duties and services. Principal duties include general and directed patrol, investigation of crimes and non-criminal incidents, crime prevention, traffic enforcement, and other duties as required. Officers may be assigned to any division within the department. The following and additional duties are performed personally and as assigned by the Chief of Police:

  • Patrols assigned areas of the City in a vehicle and responds to routine and emergency calls for service on foot or other means to protect life and preserve law and order.
  • Performs duties in conformance with Federal, State, County and City laws and ordinances and initiates appropriate law enforcement action; interprets and applies laws, regulations, policies, procedures and precedents firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially to achieve successful results in support of the Department’s mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Department; attends Commission, community and department meetings and represents the Department and City as assigned; makes presentations and speaks at public events. Performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the department.
  • Works irregular hours including days, evenings, nights and overtime including weekends and holidays; must be available for call-back and automatic return to work with a reasonable response time during off-duty hours for major emergencies, disasters, critical incidents and as otherwise required.
  • Demonstrates an extensive knowledge of the City’s geography.
  • Practices law enforcement procedures and techniques effectively including standard broadcasting procedures for the police radio system.
  • Operates computers and uses a variety of law enforcement and common office software including word processing, geographic information systems, law enforcement databases, and specialized law enforcement programs.
  • Investigates suspicious persons and circumstances; observes and accurately recalls places, names, faces vehicles, and incidents.
  • Interviews, interrogates and records statements from victims, witnesses and suspects as a preliminary investigation of criminal, civil, nuisance and quality of life incidents; identifies relevant facts; prepares written reports that are accurate, comprehensive and written with correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Reacts quickly, efficiently and calmly in emergency situations.

Qualifications Include:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. Completion required; an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is desirable
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Certificate with successful completion of probation as a full-time peace officer.
  • If applying as an out-of-state lateral officer: successful completion of a Basic Course Waiver process administered by California Commission on P.O.S.T.
    • Details on the Basic Course Waiver Process are available on the P.O.S.T. website.
  • Current employment in good standing with a law enforcement agency of the United States, or departure in good standing from a law enforcement agency within the last eighteen (18) months.

Requirements for Application:

Please be sure to include the following in your application:

  • Ten (10) years of past work history (any employment)
  • Attachment of your P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate or Basic Course Waiver (Required to submit application)