Police Officer Lateral

San Marino, CA
San Marino Police Department

Salary: $7,569.00 – $9,201.00 Monthly.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, a Police Officer patrols an assigned area in the prevention of crime and the enforcement of law and order; carries out special assignments in the protection of life and property and performs related tasks as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned area on foot or by motor vehicle to suppress crime and enforce state law, city ordinances or regulations.
  • May be assigned to specialized duties in the traffic enforcement, accident investigation, criminal investigation or records section. Responds to calls for service as directed.
  • Notes and reports traffic hazards; Directs traffic; investigates and prepares reports on accidents, crimes, and miscellaneous activities.
  • Provides directions and information to the public.
  • Makes physical arrests; issues citations or verbal warnings; and prepares reports on arrests and stores or impounds property.
  • Intervenes in private or public disputes, as necessary, to protect the public and to maintain order.
  • Appears in court, whether on or off duty, as the arresting officer or as a witness.
  • Transports prisoners, investigates complaints, interrogates suspects, and interviews victims or witnesses.
  • Writes a daily log of activities, operates a radio in dispatching patrol units, fingerprints prisoners, takes photographs of prisoners, crime or accident scenes, and accepts bail and gives receipts.
  • Utilizes computer equipment to access information and complete reports.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from high school (or substitution of G.E.D. or California Proficiency Certificate).
  • Completion of a P.O.S.T. basic academy course.
  • Possession of a valid California Class “B” Driver’s License.
  • Possession and maintenance of certified training as required by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.