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Police Officer - Lateral

Company: City of Anaheim
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


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.

Bilingual Pay:

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,

Essential Functions

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 practices.

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 evidence
  • 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 applications.

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 Driver's License.

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 City.

Supplemental Information


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:

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

Required Documents

Applicant Autobiography

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 employment history.

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 process.

  • 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 application.
  • Any illegal use of anabolic steroids within three years of date of application.
  • A pattern or history of irresponsibility as evidenced by debt collections, civil judgments, failure to pay, late payments, etc.
  • 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 application.
  • Conviction of a felony crime.
  • Conviction of any misdemeanor crime within five years of application.
  • Any conviction as an adult, of any misdemeanor crime involving domestic violence, sexual-related offenses or crimes against children.
  • 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 application.
  • Prior marijuana use.
  • Prior nitrous oxide use.
  • Illegal use of anabolic steroids previous to three years of application.
  • Illegal use of a hypodermic needle/ syringe.
  • A bankruptcy within the past three years of date of application.
  • 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 application.

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 consideration.

The City of Anaheim uses E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

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

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