Police Officer: Lateral or Academy Trained

Los Alamitos, CA
Los Alamitos Police Department

Rate of Pay: $83,824 – $101,857

Job Description
The Police Officer is a sworn position under the direction of a supervisory officer. The Police Officer performs a variety of police activities including patrol, investigation, making arrests of crime suspects, seizing evidence, and reporting crimes.

Essential Job Functions
The Police Officer is required to perform the following essential job functions: enforce local, State and National laws; patrol the City; provide first aid; respond to citizen reported incidents; conduct interviews at scenes of accidents; conduct crime scene searches; arrest and detain persons; book evidence; make reports of incidents to direct supervisor; control traffic; investigate reported crimes, both at scene and follow-up; and appear in court as a witness for the City; and other duties as assigned by a supervisor The Police Officer must be able to operate a patrol vehicle, police radio, firearm, handcuffs, baton, and computer keyboard. In addition, the Police Officer must be able to communicate verbally and engage in physical activity such as lifting, carrying or dragging heavy persons or objects, climbing or jumping over obstacles and running.

Desirable Experience & Training
Two years of college with major course work in Police Science and graduation from an accredited police academy or some other suitable combination of experience and education.

Lateral entry officers, in addition to the above requirements, should also have a Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate and graduation from an accredited police academy, or some other suitable combination of experience and education.

Additional Information
-High school diploma or equivalent
-Valid California driver’s license
-Minimum age 18 years old