A Beat at the Beach!
The City of Laguna Beach seeks lateral officers and current academy attendees or graduates to fill immediate openings within the ranks of the Laguna Beach Police Department. Academy graduates must have completed their academies within one year of this recruitment opening (August 2011 to present).
Current academy attendees are hired on a probationary basis at the first step of the Police Officer salary range which is currently set at $5,231 (with LBPEA non-safety benefits) while completing their academy. Employees in this classification are non-sworn, and do not have Police Officer powers or authority.
Upon graduation from the academy and acceptance by the Police Department, employees in this classification will be sworn in and appointed as probationary Police Officers. Upon appointment as a Police Officer, the monthly salary will be increased to the second step of the Police Officer salary range which is currently $5,498 and the employee will be enrolled in the PERS safety retirement formula of 3% @ 55 (employee pays the member cost of 9%).
Academy Graduates are hired on a probationary sworn basis. Upon appointment as a Police Officer, the monthly salary will begin at the second step of the Police Officer salary range which is currently $5,498 and the employee will be enrolled in the PERS safety retirement formula of 3% @ 55 (employee pays the member cost of 9%).
The salary for lateral officers selected for hire will depend upon qualifications.
Selected candidates will undergo written and oral evaluation of their knowledge, skills and abilities related to police law enforcement.
The appointing authority will further review the job related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions.
The standard probationary period for all positions with the City of Laguna Beach is one year.
Examples of Duties:
The Police Officer classification is distinguished from higher-level classifications of the Police Sergeant and Police Lieutenant positions, which are supervisory and administrative positions. The incumbent is expected to perform and respond quickly and correctly in emergency situations and make field decisions in accordance with departmental policies and procedures in any given law enforcement assignment.
Examples of Duties:
The duties and responsibilities of the job include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
The preceding tasks have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by positions within this job classification of Police Officer. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.
- 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.
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 equivalent, supplemented by completion of the police academy, and classes or course work in police science (minimum of 30 college semester units required).
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.
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.
- Laws from the California Penal Code, Business and Professions Code, Health & Safety Code.
- State motor vehicle codes, traffic safety regulations and municipal ordinances.
- Police science principles.
- Police department policies, practices and procedures.
- Theories of human behavior.
- Federal and state laws, statutes, local ordinances and Court decisions governing arrest and custody of prisoners, search and seizure, rules of evidence, and privacy rights.
- First aid techniques.
- Safety rules and procedures.
- Criminal investigation, crime prevention principles and techniques.
- Self defense methods and physical restraint techniques.
- Radio codes and communications procedures.
- Disease control methods and techniques.
- Community related problem-solving techniques.
- Operate a police motor vehicle skillfully and safely.
- Use firearms and other weapons.
- Read and interpret State Motor Vehicle Codes and traffic safety laws and local ordinances.
- Accurately recall the circumstances under which criminal, civil or traffic violations occurred for testimony purposes.
- Obtain knowledge of City geography, street layouts and traffic and crime patterns.
- Read and interpret maps to determine locations of calls.
- Work effectively in team response situations.
- Exercise tact and diplomacy in maintaining self-control in provocative or confrontational situations.
- Communicate clearly and concisely in conveying commands.
- Operate two-way radio following proper communications procedures.
- Maintain alertness and concentration in emergency situations.
- Accurately recall names, faces and details regarding crime incidents.
- Follow proper safety rules and procedures.
- Work under variable weather conditions.
- Properly use tools to gain access to buildings.
- Communicate and work cooperatively with co-workers, supervision, and public and private representatives.
- Relate effectively with persons from diverse social, ethnic, political, racial and ethnic backgrounds and age groups.
- Understand and carry out oral or written commands and instructions.
- Complete clear and accurate police reports and work activity records.
- May operate an audio or video recorder during field enforcement work.
- Operate computers.
- Operate and make independent decisions without direct supervision.
- Make decisions without undue delay in emergency situations.
- Thoroughly investigate field assignments as reflected in complete reports.
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