Police Officer Recruit

Laguna Beach, CA
Laguna Beach Police Department

Salary: $80,880.00 – $113,748.00 Annually

The Position: Under general supervision of a Police Corporal, Sergeant, or Watch Commander, Police Officers respond to calls, observe violations, and enforce public safety and traffic laws, regulations and ordinances.

Examples of Duties

  • Patrols assigned district by automobile, motorcycle/bicycle, ATV, or on foot in order to prevent and detect crime activity and enforce laws, regulations and ordinances
  • Responds to radio communications, computer prompts or citizen requests and investigates reported disorders, observed violations, and related incidents
  • Notes and reports traffic problems, abandoned or damaged vehicles, and other safety hazards
  • Issues verbal warnings or written citations for parking, moving, and municipal violations
  • Investigates traffic accidents and directs and controls the flow of traffic at the scene of accidents, signal failures, special events, natural and unnatural catastrophes in adverse weather conditions
  • Investigates and prepares reports on complaints, accidents, offenses and damages to property; interviews witnesses and suspects
  • Restores order and maintains peace at public gatherings or in conflict situations
  • Collects and preserves physical evidence in accordance with department policy and laws
  • Observes and reports conditions conducive to crime activity
  • Provides information and assistance to the public in a respectful manner
  • Pursues and apprehends suspects
  • Makes arrests and advises suspects of rights

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination demonstrating the ability to effectively and successfully perform the duties of the position is considered qualifying. A typical combination is as follows:

Education: Graduation from high school or the equivalent is required. College coursework in criminal justice, administration of justice, or a related field is preferred.

Experience: Some experience involving public contact work or the enforcement of public safety rules and policies is preferred.

License/Certificate Requirements: Must obtain a valid California Class C or Class 3 driver’s license and provide evidence of an acceptable driving record; must be a US Citizen.