Police Officer (Recruit/Academy Grad)

Laguna Beach, CA
Laguna Beach Police Department

Are you passionate about serving your community? Are you committed to pursing a career in the field of law enforcement? The City of Laguna Beach is currently seeking individuals who desire to serve our beautiful, seaside community as a Police Officer.

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.

Salary
$75,288.00 – $105,888.00 Annually
How to Prepare for the Written Test
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Responsibilities:

• 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.
• Prepares crime and arrest reports and documents other situations such as traffic accidents and civil disputes.
• Appears in Court to testify regarding arrests or other law enforcement activity and case evidence and civil cases.
• Searches and transports prisoners.
• Completes booking (e.g., digital camera, fingerprinting).
• Administers emergency first aid to injured or incapacitated persons until medical personnel are present. Participates in classroom and field training exercises.
• May perform the duties of Acting Police Sergeant or Field Training Officer as directed.
• Treats Citizens, suspects and fellow employees with respect.

Qualifications:

RECRUIT:

Education: Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Some college coursework preferred.

Experience: Some experience, on-the-job training and college course work in police science, preferably involving public contact work and the enforcement of public safety rules and policies.

License/Certificate Requirements:
• The incumbent must obtain a valid Class C or Class 3 California driver's license and provide evidence of an acceptable driving record.
• Will be required to obtain a Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Certificate after being hired.
• The employee may be called to respond to police service calls at any time during assigned shifts and may be called out for assistance during off-duty hours.
• Ability to successfully pass background security investigation, polygraph examination, P.O.S.T written test, meet City standards and successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination and psychological screening as a condition of employment.
• Must be a US Citizen.

ACADEMY GRADUATE:

Education: Graduation from high school or the equivalent, supplemented by completion of the police academy, and classes or course work in police science (a minimum of 30 college semester units are required).

Certification Required: Proof of completion of a California P.O.S.T. certified police academy.

Experience: Some experience, on-the-job training and college course work in police science, preferably involving public contact work and the enforcement of public safety rules and policies.

License/Certificate Requirements:
• The incumbent must obtain a valid Class C or Class 3 California driver's license and provide evidence of an acceptable driving record. May be required to obtain a Class 4 or Class D license following hire, depending upon position assignment as a Motor Officer.
• May be required to obtain BASIC Peace Officers and Standards (P.O.S.T.) certification after being hired.
• The employee may be called to respond to police service calls at any time during assigned shifts and may be called out for assistance during off-duty hours.
• Ability to successfully pass background security investigation, polygraph examination, P.O.S.T written test, meet City standards and successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination and psychological screening as a condition of employment.
• Must be a US Citizen