Police Officer Lateral or Academy Graduate

Irvine, CA
Irvine Police Department

Salary: $90,064.00 – $124,612.80 Annually.

Position Summary:

The purpose of positions in this classification is to perform police tasks and enforce laws and ordinances to protect life and property.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned area in patrol car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations. Responds to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies, and take necessary police action; make arrests; take charge of, and guide and direct the work of other law enforcement personnel in various situations until relieved by a supervisor officer.
  • Conducts motor vehicle accident investigations. Provides first aid for injured persons, and take safeguards to prevent further accidents. Interviews principals and witnesses. Takes written statements and examines conditions of accident scene. Clears or directs clearing of obstructions and wreckage.
  • Investigates crimes against persons and property. Interviews victims and witnesses. Searches for, evaluates and secures/collects evidence. Arrests suspected perpetrator(s).
  • Investigates complaints involving juveniles. Investigates reports of child neglect and persons reported to be contributing to the delinquency of minors. Checks business establishments and public places known to be frequented by juveniles. Arrests juvenile and adult offenders.
  • Processes warrants and apprehends or assists in the apprehension of wanted persons by court orders or actions in criminal cases.
  • Maintains knowledge of local ordinances and state laws, rules of evidence for criminal cases, crime prevention techniques, current investigation techniques, traffic control techniques, care and custody of persons and property.
  • Prepares and submits required reports.
  • Provides assistance, information and directions to motorists.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of 60 college level units or an AA degree and or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Requires possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver license.