Position Title: Police Officer Trainee

Company: City Of El Segundo

Location: El Segundo, CA, US

Job Description:

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed a full-time California P.O.S.T Certified Basic Police Academy or currently attending an Academy (with a ranking within the top 25 percentile of their class).
  • 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.
  • 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.