Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate)

Port Hueneme, CA
Port Hueneme Police Department

$84,219.20 – $109,491.20 Annually

Definition of Position
The City of Port Hueneme is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Grad) to perform law enforcement duties in an assigned area; protect life and property in accordance with all applicable laws and ordinances; and carry out special assignments as necessary. Performs related work as required.

Example of Duties

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, controls vehicular traffic; prevents or detects and investigates misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and to otherwise serve and protect.
  • Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.
  • Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserves evidence. Arrests violators. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.
  • Conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects. Develops leads and tips. Searches scene of crimes for clues. Analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
  • Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidence and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities.
  • Investigates all crimes involving property, violence, narcotics, burglary, grand theft, automobiles, stolen or counterfeit checks or credit cards, felony identity and forgery crimes, embezzlements, and any fraud resulting in economic loss. Prepares a variety of reports, including reports of investigation, field interview reports, arrest reports and related paperwork. Conducts initial crime investigations, interviews victims, witnesses and persons suspected of committing criminal acts.

High school diploma or GED; and successful completion of an approved law enforcement academy, such as Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.);

Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment; must possess a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record; must not have any felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories; and must be a U.S. citizen.