Police Service Officer

Orange, CA
Orange Police Department

$4,471.00 – $5,963.00 Monthly

Under general supervision, performs a variety of comprehensive non-sworn activities in support of the Police Department, including patrol, investigations, and completion of police reports on a wide variety of law enforcement programs, projects, and services; responds to public requests; and performs related work as required.

Examples of Duties

  • Provides comprehensive non-sworn staff support to the Police Department on a wide variety of programs, projects, and services.
  • Provides services to the public regarding traffic accidents, crime reports, or related services at a public counter and over the telephone; determines the nature of the contact; provides general information regarding department policies, procedures, and regulations, including responding to complaints, requests for information, and requests for service in person and by telephone.
  • Performs crime scene investigation including searching for, identifying, collecting, preserving, and booking evidence into property; interviews victims, witnesses, suspects, and references to obtain details, admission, and leads.
  • Responds to non-injury or minor injury traffic collisions, obtains statements from involved parties, and completes standard police reports for review by sworn officers; provides traffic control; provides for the towing and storage of vehicles as necessary.
  • Takes information from the public regarding criminal activity, such as thefts, accidents, lost and found property, and other incidents that do not require the presence of a sworn law enforcement officer at the scene; completes standard police reports for review by staff supervisors.
  • Enforces parking ordinances, writes parking citations.
  • Enforces and ensures compliance with a variety of Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to nuisance abatement; writes warnings and citations as necessary; schedules follow-up inspections.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by specialized training in public safety support services or a related field and one (1) year of experience in a clerical or technical position related to law enforcement or criminal justice.

When Assigned to the Records Division:

In addition to the above education and experience requirement, additional knowledge of Public Records Requests and the technical aspects of managing the online Evidence.com portal, equipment, and training is highly desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.