Police Service Officer I

El Segundo, CA
El Segundo Police Department

Salary: $4,543.07 – $5,522.14 Monthly.

Position Summary:

The City of El Segundo Police Department is recruiting for a motivated Police Service Officer (PSO) to be an integral part of our team. The PSO can be assigned to a wide variety of administrative or field assignments such as Animal Control, Court Liaison, Parking Enforcement, and may be called upon to work as a jailer in our Type 1 jail. The PSO may work directly under a supervisor; however, they must also thrive in an environment where they have minimal supervision. They should also have strong initiative and solid decision-making skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Books prisoners, including fingerprinting and searching, removing and tagging personal property, and assigning jail cells according to a prisoner classification system; prepares booking and charge forms; conducts jail checks and inspects facilities for security, cleanliness and maintenance; maintains custody of prisoners including movement within the jail facilities; oversees inmate visitations; prepares prisoners’ court packages.
  • Orders and stocks designated jail food and other supplies; documents inmate misconduct and medical emergencies/services; prepares and serves meals; cleans cells.
  • Receives requests from the public at the counter and over the telephone; provides information regarding policies, procedures, regulations and services; receives reports from crime victims; enters and retrieves data regarding inmates and property; receives bail payments and issues receipts; releases found property and impounded vehicles.
  • Patrols the City in a light truck observing for violations or responding to incidents; captures both domestic and wild animals using equipment and methods appropriate for animal abatement and control; picks up dead animals; issues citations, issues licenses while assigned to Animal Control duty; warnings and/or legal notices.
  • Controls or directs traffic as needed; writes parking citations and tags abandoned vehicles for impound; makes court appearances as required; drives vehicles to and from City facilities.
  • Sorts, files, copies and distributes records to appropriate personnel; provide copies of police reports to the public and other agencies; types correspondence, bulletins, lists and forms; prepares reports, schedules, records, logs and other materials for use internally and/or by external agencies; answers incoming phone calls regarding general police business, routes calls and takes or transmits radio and telephone messages.


  • One (1) year of experience working with the public.
  • Graduation from high school or GED.
  • A valid California Driver’s license.
  • Positions require successful completion of a three-week jail operations course and certification by the Department of Corrections.