The City of Irvine has remained America's Safest City for ten consecutive years. We take great pride in being a progressive, forward-thinking organization where police officers have the opportunity to grow and advance their skills in an environment that embraces diversity, creativity, and respect. The Department's geographic policing model ensures a high level of community collaboration, strategic partnerships, and progressive problem solving.
If you have what it takes for a career in law enforcement with a world class agency, apply with the City of Irvine!
Successful candidates will complete field training, then will be qualified to patrol designated areas of the City, investigate crimes against persons or property, make arrests, and enforce traffic regulations. Responsibilities of Police Officers also include writing police reports, testifying in court, and performing other related law enforcement duties.
This position involves community oriented policing and requires strong communication and customer service skills with the ability to work with a variety of individuals and maintain community relations.
**You must be POST certified or have previous experience as a California Peace Officer to be considered for this position.**
This recruitment will establish an eligibility list that may be used to fill future vacancies in this classification.
All applicants must be able to pass the Public Safety background check process.
*All applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be invited to take the written exam. All candidates passing the written will be invited to an oral interview.
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This is a continuous recruitment and interested applicants should submit their application as soon as possible. This recruitment may close at any time without notice.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Patrols assigned area in patrol car to preserve law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes, and to enforce traffic regulations. Responds to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies, and take necessary police action; make arrests; take charge of, and guide and direct the work of other law enforcement personnel in various situations until relieved by a supervisor officer.
• Conducts motor vehicle accident investigations. Provides first aid for injured persons, and take safeguards to prevent further accidents. Interviews principals and witnesses. Takes written statements and examines conditions of accident scene. Clears or directs clearing of obstructions and wreckage.
• Investigates crimes against persons and property. Interviews victims and witnesses. Searches for, evaluates and secures/collects evidence. Arrests suspected perpetrator(s).
• Investigates complaints involving juveniles. Investigates reports of child neglect and persons reported to be contributing to the delinquency of minors. Checks business establishments and public places known to be frequented by juveniles. Arrests juvenile and adult offenders.
• Processes warrants and apprehends or assists in the apprehension of wanted persons by court orders or actions in criminal cases.
• Maintains knowledge of local ordinances and state laws, rules of evidence for criminal cases, crime prevention techniques, current investigation techniques, traffic control techniques, care and custody of persons and property.
• Prepares and submits required reports.
• Provides assistance, information and directions to motorists.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions High school diploma or equivalent, completion of 60 college level units or an AA degree and or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires U.S. citizenship or the ability to obtain citizenship within three years of appointment. Requires possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver license.
Desirable Qualifications: Some experience in law enforcement is preferred.
Supplemental Information CITY OF IRVINE
The City of Irvine is located 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles and six miles from the ocean in Orange County, California. Irvine encompasses more than 66 square miles and has a current residential population of more than 267,000. Incorporated in 1971, Irvine is recognized as one of America's safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, state-of-the-art transportation programs and systems, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine's enviable quality of life. The City is ideally located adjacent to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and close to many of Southern California's largest tourist attractions, numerous resorts, and some of the state's finest beaches.
Irvine has also been recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine. The City of Irvine also has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.
The City employs over 800 full-time and more than 700 part-time personnel and has an operating budget of $191.7 million. The Irvine community features an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities, parks and open space, a nationally recognized school district, a vibrant business environment, and an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work.
Under the leadership of the Chief of Police, Mike Hamel, the Irvine Police Department has an authorized sworn staff of approximately 228 and 99civilian personnel. The entire department is committed to a Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) philosophy and its workforce interfaces closely with all segments of the community, as well as with other City departments. The department is a full-service public safety agency that provides several special program areas including Emergency Management, Crime Prevention, DARE, School Resource Officer, K-9s, Traffic Enforcement, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, General Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Special Investigation (vice & narcotics), and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). The individual selected for this position will be expected to conduct him or herself in a manner that promotes and adheres to the Irvine Police Department's Mission, Vision, and Values Statement.
Working in partnership with the community, we will preserve the peace, uphold the law with fairness and provide quality service.
We aspire to be a world-class leader in policing, a model for character, innovation, and service. We strive to protect our diverse and dynamic community with fairness, integrity, and respect for the rights of the individual. We resolve to develop a creative, forward-thinking workforce, dedicated to raising our level of excellence to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Integrity, Quality Service, Accountability, and Respect.
The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review and evaluation, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination.
Questions asked during the selection process are based on the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the job. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least 24 hours prior to the first phase of the selection process.
The successful candidate will be required to take and pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening, by a City physician to ensure their physical suitability to perform assigned duties. In addition, the City of Irvine conducts a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
This recruitment will establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies in this classification. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization.
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous