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Police Officer - Lateral
City of Alhambra, Los Angeles Area

Safety and Security

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(626) 570-5095
Close Date: Continuous
Salary: $6,153.00 - $7,480.00 Monthly


POSITION:   Under general supervision, performs law enforcement and crime prevention work; upholds and enforces municipal and penal codes, state and local ordinances; maintains order; protects life and property; apprehends and arrests criminals; issues traffic and other citations; recognizes, assesses and handles emergencies; inspects premises; investigates and interviews victims, suspects, witnesses and other individuals; collects, preserves, packages and labels evidence at a crime scene; patrols an assigned beat; conducts crowd and traffic control; assists outside agencies; writes reports; testifies in court; renders first aid; meets with and provides information to the community; and  performs related work as required.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: A Police Sergeant or designee provides general supervision.  Technical or functional supervision may be provided by higher-level police personnel.  Assignments may require direct or indirect supervision of sworn and non-sworn personnel.


DUTIES:  Upholds and enforces the law to include: municipal and penal codes, state and local ordinances without malice or prejudice; patrols City in radio-equipped car or on foot; patrols an assigned beat; answers calls for the protection of life and property; and follows the policies and procedures of the Alhambra Police Department and the City of Alhambra.  Receives, recalls, and carries out orders from supervising officers; apprehends and arrests law violators using verbal commands, physical strength and deadly force; issues traffic and other citations; recognizes, assesses and handles emergency situations; inspects premises; investigates crimes and interviews people; and communicates with people of diverse backgrounds.  Collects, preserves packages and labels evidence at crime scenes; operates a motor vehicle and/or works outside under a variety of weather conditions; identifies illegal substances and recognizes the symptomology of substances such as drugs and intoxicants; and determines whether a crime is being committed.  Checks buildings for physical security; searches, fingerprints, transports and maintains physical care and/or control over individuals in custody.  Handles traffic and/or crowd control; assists outside agencies such as the fire department and other federal, state, and local agencies; writes reports, citations and warnings; testifies in court; tenders first aid; attends briefings; recalls and interprets directions.  Be familiar and proficient with the use of firearms, police weaponry and protective equipment; controls stressful and emotional situations through verbal commands and/or physical force; and provides information to the public regarding methods to protect themselves during emergency situations and disaster; and may go without sleep for extended periods of time during emergencies.  Performs a multitude of activities at one time; be punctual; performs extensive research and background investigations utilizing a variety of resources to include the computer systems of the city, county, state, federal government; communicates and receives information via police radio; communicates with and relays orders to other officers; must attend 24 hours of advanced officer training course work every two (2) years; performs related duties as assigned.




BENEFITS:      New members to CalPERS or an agency with CalPERS’ reciprocity will be subject to the provisions of the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) and will receive 2.7% @ 57 benefit formula. Current (Classic) members of CalPERS or an agency with CalPERS’ reciprocity, who have less than a six-month break in service between employment in a CalPERS (or reciprocal) agency will be enrolled in the 3% @ 50 benefit formula.   The City offers a Section 125 cafeteria benefit plan. The City does not participate in the Social Security System. City paid leave time (sick, vacation and holiday) available in accordance with City policies.




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