The City of Anaheim is seeking experienced Police Officers to
join the Anaheim Police Department for patrol assignments. The
mission of the Anaheim Police Department is to maintain order,
protect our community, and prevent crime by delivering prompt,
professional and high quality police service. As a valued member of
our department, you will demonstrate the values of the organization
while providing service to the public through community policing
and collaborative problem solving.
2.5%, 5%, or 7.5%, depending upon level of ability and approval
from the Chief of Police.
POST Certificate Salary Ranges:
Basic: $6,682.00 - $9,401.60 Monthly
Intermediate: $8,101.60 - $10,341.07 Monthly
Advanced: $8,285.33 - $10,576.80 Monthly
The City of Anaheim also offers its employees:
Residence Incentive Program
Tuition Assistance Program
Computer Loan Program
For more information about the hiring process,
The following functions are typical for this classification.
Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may
be required to perform additional or different functions from those
set forth below to address business needs and changing business
Patrol assigned area and interact with the community; work
collaboratively with community residents to address problems and
concerns with a focus on identifying solutions.
Receive calls through dispatch and respond to requests for
police services; respond to medical aide requests and administer
first aid as needed.
Perform problem-oriented policing functions and duties.
Carry out all aspects of police work in accordance with
department training and policy including but not limited to:
- Interviewing/questioning individuals as required
- Conducting lawful stops, pursuits, searches of persons or
property, detentions, citations, and arrests of persons
- Securing crime and accident scenes
- Collecting and preserving evidence
- Responding to traffic accidents for investigation of cause,
traffic control, hazard removal and identification and report of
malfunction traffic control equipment
- Completing accurate, complete and timely reports and booking of
- Testifying and presenting evidence in court proceedings
Based on assignment may be required to investigate crimes,
perform administrative duties, conduct crime prevention, or conduct
training for other personnel.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Note: Incumbents in this class may be assigned to specialized
details such as helicopters, motorcycles, investigative, or
administrative units. Qualifications
Knowledge of: City, state and federal laws, statutes, ordinances
and court decisions; departmental policies; criminal investigations
principles and practices; law enforcement crime prevention
community and problem-oriented policing principles; interviewing
and interrogation techniques; collection of evidence; and
technology including various computer hardware and software
Ability to: Work in a community-based oriented policing
environment, communicate clearly and accurately, both orally and in
writing; exercise tact, self-restraint and good judgment;
demonstrate collaborative problem solving abilities, de-escalate
tense and volatile situations; safely and appropriately use
firearms and other weapons; enforce laws within established
departmental guidelines, standards, policy, and law; and establish
and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the
course of employment.
License/Certification Required: Possession of a valid California
Additional Requirements: Must be a High School Graduate or
posses a G.E.D Certificate from an accredited school. Must be a
minimum of 21 years of age by date of completion of a California
Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved Police
Academy and be a United States Citizen or a permanent resident who
is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
Employees of the Anaheim Police Department must maintain
California residency and live within 100-mile radius from the
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at
5:00PM. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications will
not be accepted after this deadline.
Physical Ability Test, Oral Interview & Pre-Background
Screening: The physical ability test and oral interview are
tentatively scheduled forSaturday, June 19, 2021. Successful
candidates will be interviewed by a background investigator after
the oral interview.
PAT Course Description
PAT Course Diagram
To be considered a Police Officer - Lateral candidate, you must
be currently employed as a Police Officer with a California law
enforcement agency, possess a currently valid CA Commission on
Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Certificate or
higher and have successfully completed a probationary period.
Out-of-State Applicants: Must have a CA POST Basic Course Waiver
by date of appointment. For more information regarding how to
obtain a waiver, please visit: https://post.ca.gov/basic-course-waiver-process.aspx
The following documents are required and must be completed and
brought to the oral interview:
Personal History Statement (PHS)
Background Investigation Questionnaire (BIQ) -right click on the
link and select open link in new tab
Further selection steps include, but are not limited to a
background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological
evaluation, a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol
screening, and an interview with the Chief of Police. The interview
with the background investigator and completion of the background
investigation will include, but is not limited to, verification and
evaluation of any present and/or past use of drugs, driving and
Please review the following common disqualifiers. If any items
listed pertain to you, you will be automatically disqualified in
the background investigation. You may, at this time, want to screen
yourself and withdraw prior to starting the recruitment
- Any illegal use, sales, or possession of a drug classified as
an opiate (heroin, opium, etc.) or PCP.
- Any use of cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens (GHB,
MDMA/ecstasy, ketamine, etc.) within five years of date of
- Any illegal use of anabolic steroids within three years of date
- A pattern or history of irresponsibility as evidenced by debt
collections, civil judgments, failure to pay, late payments,
- Two or more at-fault traffic collisions within three years of
the date of application.
- Conviction of a hit-and run offense.
- Any driver's license suspension within five years of date of
- Conviction of a felony crime.
- Conviction of any misdemeanor crime within five years of
- Any conviction as an adult, of any misdemeanor crime involving
domestic violence, sexual-related offenses or crimes against
- Any conviction as an adult, of a theft or larceny crime.
The following may result in disqualification:
- Use of cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens (GHB,
MDMA/ecstasy, ketamine, etc.) previous to five years of
- Prior marijuana use.
- Prior nitrous oxide use.
- Illegal use of anabolic steroids previous to three years of
- Illegal use of a hypodermic needle/ syringe.
- A bankruptcy within the past three years of date of
- More than one moving violation in the past 12 months, and/or
three or more moving citations within the past three years, and/or
five or more moving citations within the past five years of date of
Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their
qualifications for this position. Stating "See Resume" is not an
acceptable substitute for a completed application. Failure to state
all pertinent information may lead to elimination from
The City of Anaheim uses E-Verify and new employees must provide
documentation to establish both work authorization and
Communication regarding your application and/or status will be
sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check
your email regularly throughout the recruitment process.
Equal Opportunity Employer