Law Enforcement Technician
LA County Sheriff's Department Medical Services - Los Angeles, CA

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Position/Program Information
Positions allocable to this class assist sworn personnel by independently performing technical law enforcement-related services and support functions in the Sheriff's Department.

Essential Job Functions

Prepares requisitions for unit supplies, maintains inventory of supplies in a computer system, and determines replacement or restocking needs; picks up unit supplies and vehicle parts as needed and bends, stoops, or does occasional heavy lifting in the performance of such duties as needed.

Ensures that departmental vehicles are inspected, serviced, and maintained to meet the operational needs of the facility or unit; and completes reports to record monthly mileage usage, gas and oil inventory, and credit card usage.

Coordinates maintenance and repairs of facility vehicles, and maintains vehicle maintenance and repair records.

Receives telephone and in-person requests for services, including 911 emergencies and fire calls, citizen's complaints, and general inquiries; differentiates between routine, priority, and emergency requests; and initiates and follows through on responses or advises supervisory personnel as required.

Assigns, coordinates, and dispatches field units in response to requests for service; advises responding units of possible problem areas and monitors field units activities, including Code 3 and emergency responses.

Monitors emergency communications of other police and fire agencies to determine needs for assistance, and ensures that assigned calls and other relevant information are entered into the station computer.

Acts as liaison between station personnel, other law enforcement agencies, emergency service organizations, and the Sheriff's Radio Center as directed.

Assumes full radio dispatching responsibility on an assigned frequency in the event of power failure or other emergency situations at the Sheriff's Radio Center.

Issues station file control numbers to track official reports; reviews the contents of these reports to ensure that they are complete and accurate; and performs various routine desk functions, including compiling and entering statistical data in law enforcement databases to prepare crime and other reports.

Assigns and oversees work performed by inmate laborers under the general supervision of sworn personnel.

Receives, lists, catalogues, stores, and releases personal and/or evidentiary property at a patrol station in compliance with established departmental policy, practices, and procedures.

Transports, loads, and unloads large, bulky and/or heavy personal and/or evidentiary property to a warehouse or other locations as directed.

Assists patrol station personnel with crime prevention functions acting as liaison to other public agencies and private prevention organizations involved in crime prevention; maintains inventory of crime prevention resources; distributes crime prevention materials and resources; and participates in maintaining station crime prevention budget needs.

Assists in the investigation of alleged violations of laws and regulations by gathering, assembling, and examining a variety of records and data pertinent to the case being investigated.

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Option I: Two years' paid experience working for a public safety agency* performing law enforcement-related service and support duties.

Option II: Completion of 30-semester or 45-quarter units from an accredited college.**
Physical ClassIV – Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity. License(s) RequiredA valid California Class C Driver's License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions. Special Requirement Information
  • Public safety agencies include departments such as sheriff, police, military police, university police, and fire.
** In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the date of graduation with your application at the time of filing.

Successful completion of a three (3) week Public Safety Dispatcher basic course is required prior to the completion of the candidate's probationary period. This course is provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Alternate training, of the above dispatcher course, may be provided by a community college and successful completion may be accepted by the Sheriff's Department.
Accreditation Information**Accreditation: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).Examination Content
This examination will consist of a written test which includes verbal, reasoning, memory, and perceptual abilities weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Applicants who fail the written examination may not compete in this examination more than once every six (6) months, and not to exceed two (2) times within a twelve-month period.

Applicants who receive a letter of disqualification as a result of their background investigation will not be allowed to reapply or retake this written examination for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of notice.


If you have taken and passed the California Commission on "Peace Officer Standards and Training's (POST) Entry-level Dispatcher Selection and Test Battery" for 1) the Law Enforcement Technician, Exam #J2745K; 2) the Public Response Dispatcher, Exam #J2450D and #J2450E; or 3) a written test from the State of California law enforcement agency within the last 24 months, your passing written test score from that examination may be transferred to this examination. To transfer your score, please advise the Sworn Examinations Unit, in writing at the time of filing.

If you wish to retake the test rather than transfer your score, THE LATEST WRITTEN TEST SCORE WILL APPLY. All transferred test scores are subject to verification by POST's Standards and Evaluation Services Bureau.
Study guides are available to help candidates prepare for the written test. Copies may be obtained from our employment office at the University Centre Building, Sworn Examinations Unit, 101 Centre Plaza Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Copies may also be downloaded from the California P.O.S.T. website: Once on the website, click under Hiring, Dispatchers, Overview of Public Safety Dispatcher Selection Standards, and POST Entry-Level Dispatcher Selection Test Battery Examinee Guide.
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