Police Officer Trainee (Academy Recruit)

  • 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $5,038.42 - $6,124.22 Monthly USD

Job Description


invites applications for the position of:
Police Officer Trainee

SALARY: $5,038.42 - $6,124.22 Monthly
$60,461.04- $73,490.64 Annually

  • Excellent Benefits
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Paid Police Academy Fees
  • Uniform and Equipment Allowance
Upon graduation from Police Academy and swearing-in by Chief of Police, Police Officers can receive the following incentives:
  • Monthly salary up to $9,549.50*
  • Longevity Pay*
  • 100% Tuition Reimbursement*
  • Special Assignment Pay Opportunities*
  • Holiday Pay*
*Per Police Officer Association Memorandum of Understanding (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2021)

WHO WE ARE: El Segundo, incorporated in 1917, is home to approximately 17,000 residents and is known as a major aeronautical and industrial business center. The City is headquarters to several corporations including Mattel, Chevron and most recently, the Los Angeles Times. El Segundo is also home to the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings training facilities.

The El Segundo Police Department is a full service agency, providing the highest levels of crime prevention and quality service to a community that strongly supports its public safety members. The Department's mission is to provide a safe and secure community while treating all people with dignity and respect.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Functions, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act may include the following:

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Attend scheduled training sessions; participate in physical fitness regimen as required by Academy; learn principles, practices and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement; learn basic criminal investigation processes and techniques, including the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence, courtroom testimony, and witness interrogation; learn to prepare various reports, including but not limited to vehicle reports, crime reports, suspect information reports, and missing persons reports; learn to respond to radio and computer messages and calls for service; learn techniques to make arrests as necessary; learn to investigate crimes, traffic collisions, and suspicious activities; learn to interview victims, complainants and witnesses; learn to detain and interrogate suspects; learn to analyze situations and make decisions appropriately under stressful situations; learn to collect and preserve evidence; learn to testify and present evidence in court; learn to direct traffic, including regulation of vehicle flow at times of emergency or congestion; learn to stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws and issue citations as necessary. May be required to work shifts, weekends or holidays.



Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma, pass the General Education Development test indicating high school graduation level, pass the California High School Proficiency Examination, or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.

Licensing/Certification Requirements: Must possess a valid California Class "C" Driver's License.

Age: Must be a minimum of 20 ½ years of age at the time of the written test.

Special Requirements:
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
  • Must be of proportional height to weight, be physically able to handle the rigorous duties of police work; possess normal hearing and color perception, minimum vision of 20/100 in each eye, correctable to 20/20;
  • Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully complete a polygraph test, psychological and medical examination, and an extensive background investigation process.
  • Smoking and/or the use of tobacco products on or off duty are prohibited as a condition of employment.
  • Any visible tattoo(s), body art and/or body piercings are prohibited while performing department duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Characteristics:
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; ability to read and interpret complex technical documents; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to observe, record, and recall pertinent facts and details; ability to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action, giving due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to learn and apply proper and appropriate use of force techniques; ability to perform strenuous physical activities; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the members of the public, the community, co-workers and superiors; Skill in using a personal computer.

Supplemental Information

The City of El Segundo does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, sex or sexual orientation. The City of El Segundo maintains and enforces a zero-tolerance policy relating to substance abuse and maintains a smoke-free workplace.

Job Address

350 Main Street, El Segundo, California 90245 United States View Map