Police Officer Trainee
The El Segundo Police Department is a full service agency, providing the highest levels of crime prevention and quality service to a community that strongly supports its public safety members. The Department’s mission is to provide a safe and secure community while treating all people with dignity and respect.
$60,461.04 – $73,490.64 Annually
Attend scheduled training sessions; participate in physical fitness regimen as required by Academy; learn principles, practices and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement; learn basic criminal investigation processes and techniques, including the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence, courtroom testimony, and witness interrogation; learn to prepare various reports, including but not limited to vehicle reports, crime reports, suspect information reports, and missing persons reports; learn to respond to radio and computer messages and calls for service; learn techniques to make arrests as necessary; learn to investigate crimes, traffic collisions, and suspicious activities; learn to interview victims, complainants and witnesses; learn to detain and interrogate suspects; learn to analyze situations and make decisions appropriately under stressful situations; learn to collect and preserve evidence; learn to testify and present evidence in court; learn to direct traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at times of emergency or congestion; learn to stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws and issue citations as necessary. May be required to work shifts, weekends or holidays.
High School Diploma, pass the General Education Development test indicating high school graduation level, pass the California High School Proficiency Examination, or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
Candidates who have successfully completed a full-time California P.O.S.T Certified Basic Police Academy or currently attending an Academy (with a ranking within the top 25 percentile of their class).
Licensing/Certification Requirements: Must possess a valid California Class "C" Driver's License.
Age: Must be a minimum of 20 ½ years of age at the time of the written test.
• Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
• Must be of proportional height to weight, be physically able to handle the rigorous duties of police work; possess normal hearing and color perception, minimum vision of 20/100 in each eye, correctable to 20/20;
• Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully complete a polygraph test, psychological and medical examination, and an extensive background investigation process.
• Smoking and/or the use of tobacco products on or off duty are prohibited as a condition of employment.
• Any visible tattoo(s), body art and/or body piercings are prohibited while performing department duties.