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Police Recruitment : Job Details

Police Officer - Lateral

Police Force:City of Azusa
Location:Los Angeles Area
Salary:$5,632.00 - $7,202.00 Monthly
Close Date: Feb 20, 2014
Salary: $5,632.00 - $7,202.00 Monthly


Under general supervision, a Police Officer patrols an assigned area in the prevention of crime and the enforcement of law and order; carries out special assignments in the protection of life and property investigative work; performs related duties as required.

Patrol and Traffic Safety: Patrols, either in a vehicle or on foot, an assigned area and looks for indicators of possible criminal activity or threats to life and property; answers calls for police services; enforces City, county, and state laws; makes field contacts and completes forms; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, vehicle accidents, suspected homicides, and other criminal incidents; as a Motor Officer, patrols the City on a motorcycle or in a radar-equipped patrol unit; responds to calls related to traffic incidents and any other emergencies; observes, monitors, and controls routine and unusual traffic conditions; assists and advises motorists and enforces traffic safety laws; makes arrests as necessary; serves warrants and subpoenas; interviews victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogates suspects; gathers and preserves evidence; receives, searches, and books prisoners; fingerprints and transports prisoners; testifies and presents evidence in court; contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders; writes reports and field notes; participates in staff development; attends briefings and training sessions; performs routine maintenance on assigned patrol vehicle, firearms, and other equip.; makes traffic stops and issues warnings, citations, or makes arrests as necessary; checks vehicles and observes vehicle occupants; investigates scenes of vehicle accidents, provides emergency medical care as necessary, directs traffic and arranges for clearing of roadway, interviews drivers and witnesses and prepares reports; directs traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or congested situations; assists the public and answers questions; administers first aid and responds to calls for medical assistance; establishes and maintains good relationships with the general public. Investigations: Coordinates and conducts complete and detailed investigations of crimes involving juveniles and adults, crimes against persons and property, and crimes involving vice, gaming and narcotics violations; participates in all normal enforcement activities including enforcing local and state laws, issuing citations, making arrests, administering first aid, and transporting prisoners; performs undercover and surveillance activities; interviews victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects; collects, preserves, and maintains evidence and property related to suspected crimes; serves warrants and subpoenas; prepares investigative reports and case information; provides testimony and evidence in court; answers questions from the public concerning local and state laws, procedures, and activities of the Department; develops and maintains good relationships with the public, including informants and contacts which may be helpful in criminal investigations. Other Functions: As assigned, acts as training officer for new Police Officers; serves as field supervisor on individual calls requiring special attention; or conducts background investigations; as assigned, makes presentations before a variety of public groups to promote crime prevention activities and to enhance public understanding of Police Department activities; serves as liaison to neighborhood watch groups and schools.

Ideal Candidate:


Education/Experience: 15 semester units of college-level course work. Completion of California P.O.S.T. approved law enforcement academy. Must be currently employed full-time as a law enforcement officer with a California P.O.S.T. approved agency and so employed for at least one (1) year. Possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate or validate that all of the P.O.S.T. Certificate requirements have been met, that your employing agency has applied for said certificate on your behalf, and that you are awaiting issuance of the certificate.

Height/Weight: Height and weight proportionate.

Vision: Correctable to 20/20, normal color vision.

Hearing: Normal hearing, no defects.

License: Valid California Class “C” driver’s license and

satisfactory driving record.

Citizenship: Must fulfill the United States citizen requirement

Age: Minimum of 21 years of age at time of employment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Working knowledge of modern practices and techniques of law enforcement, patrol, investigation, public relations, and report writing; Vehicle and Penal Codes; laws of arrest; rules of evidence; legal rights of citizens; court procedures.


Employee Benefits: This information is a general summary of benefits. The City of Azusa has a variety of benefit options available which may differ between bargaining units. The City participates in the California Public Employee Retirement System (PERS). Effective 1/1/2013, new members to PERS or an agency with reciprocity or who have more than a six month break in service between employment in a PERS’ (or reciprocal) agency will be subject to the provisions of the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) and will receive the 2.7% @ 57 benefit formula. Employees who are members of PERS or an agency with PERS’ reciprocity, or who have less than a six month break in service between employment in a PERS (or reciprocal) agency and employment with the City will be enrolled in the 3% @ 55 benefit formula. New employees contribute 3% towards the cost of PERS, this contribution may be subject to change upon amendment, extension, renewal, or expiration of the current APOA MOU. The City offers $1,537/month for its “Flexible Benefit Plan (FBP)” including health, dental, supplemental and life insurance. Unused FBP funds may be taken as deferred compensation or taxable wages. Azusa also offers bilingual pay, and shift differential.

ClosingDate:Thu, 20 Feb 2014 5:00 PM PST
Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34387


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