Position Title: Police Officer

Company: City Of El Segundo

Location: El Segundo, CA, US

Job Description:

Under general supervision, performs law enforcement work in a community-oriented policing model through patrol, crime prevention, investigation, community partnership and special assignment detail.


  • Patrols an assigned area and responds to calls for service, searching for indicators of criminal activity, traffic and other law violations, and threats to life and property, which may include conducting traffic stops; issuing warnings or citations; checking vehicles and observing occupants of vehicles; making field contacts; conducting preliminary and follow up investigations; preparing required reports; providing emergency medical care as necessary; observing, monitoring, and directing traffic conditions; assisting and advising motorists; and enforcing laws
  • Makes arrests as necessary; serves warrants; 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
  • Attends briefings, training sessions, and professional development activities
  • Conducts neighborhood crime prevention programs; prepares and presents special programs to community groups and school classes designed to increase community awareness of police department service programs; prepares and gives presentations to school conferences and assemblies; conducts basic research and prepares reports regarding crime prevention systems and procedures
  • Communicates with members of the community to identify problems and needs of the area and make recommendations for improvements in safety and quality of life
  • Performs follow-up investigations of economic, property, person, or narcotics related crimes; evaluates crime reports and reviews criminal history information; makes recommendations regarding case disposition; prepares, obtains, and serves warrants; prepares and presents cases to the District Attorney’s Office
  • Performs field training responsibilities including conducting on the job field training, providing mentoring and guidance, and supervising and evaluating trainees
  • Performs administrative functions related to personnel and training such as hiring, background investigations coordinating training, and supervising and evaluating part-time, non-sworn staff
  • Counsels victims, juveniles, and parents of juveniles; provides information and refers to other agencies for further assistance; maintains contact with local schools and the School Attendance Review Board
  • 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
  • May participate in or be assigned to special assignments, programs, or teams such as canine, detectives, field training officer, range staff, customs, SWAT, specialized interagency task force, hostage negotiation or court liaison
  • Performs minor maintenance on assigned patrol vehicle, and other equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Currently employed peace officer in CA (for Laterals only)
  • Academy Graduate (must be approved by El Segundo PD)