Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Trained/Academy in Progress)

Cypress, CA
Cypress Police Department

Salary: $43.91 – $57.44 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant or Police Lieutenant, a Police Officer performs a variety of public safety duties in the enforcement of law and order.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol assignment in police unit, answer calls and act for the protection of life and property, and the enforcement of City, County and State laws.
  • Conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, burglaries, deaths and other criminal incidents.
  • Make arrests as necessary.
  • Interview victims, complainants and witnesses.
  • Interrogate suspects/gather and preserve information.
  • Testify and present evidence in court; work cooperatively with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Prepare legible and accurate written reports on a timely basis; search, fingerprint and transport prisoners.
  • Direct traffic.
  • Maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties.
  • Adhere to all safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as required under emergency situations or as assigned.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field from an accredited college or university is desirable.
  • Minimum age of 21 at time of appointment.
  • Applicant must be of good moral character, with no felony convictions.
  • Must have U.S. citizenship or have filed application for citizenship.
  • Must have a valid California Class “C” driver license and an acceptable driving record.
  • Bilingual skills are highly desirable.