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Under general supervision of a Police Sergeant, the Police Corporal is a designated rank who provides all aspects of general law enforcement services to the community. The Police Corporal will temporarily serve as a Patrol supervisor in the absence of a Sergeant.

This is a sworn law enforcement classification under Section 830.1 of the California Penal Code that meets and maintains all standards... required by P.O.S.T. Principal duties include response to emergencies, general and directed patrol, investigation of crimes and other non-criminal incidents, traffic enforcement and control, assisting in crime prevention activities, and other law enforcement services and duties as required. A significant degree of initiative, independent judgment, and discretion is required to develop, maintain, and successfully perform in a community oriented, problem-solving approach to policing.
Serves as the responsible supervisor in the absence of a sergeant or other higher ranking officers; and may be called upon to temporarily perform the functions of a Police Sergeant.

Patrols a designated area in a radio vehicle to ensure the security of life and property. Answers emergency calls regarding law enforcement matters, enforces City, County and State laws and ordinances or requests for assistance as required.

Conducts complex investigations involving major crimes, traffic incidents, citizens' complaints, or administrative investigations which are beyond the scope of the principle duties of a police officer. Secures information from parties at an incident scene and follows through on investigations; makes arrests and collects and preserves evidence at crime scenes; maintains accurate records and writes accurate and timely incident or crime reports; works with other investigative and legal personnel and presents evidence in court.

Provides special enforcement and customer services to intervene in special community problems; designated to prepare and present periodic in service training to department members; may be assigned to act as a Field Training Officer for newly hired recruits. Utilizes computer equipment to access information and complete reports. Performs related duties as assigned.
Experience and Education:

Five years patrol experience as a Peace Officer in a California law enforcement agency. Experience as a Field Training Officer is highly desirable. Served as a Field Supervisor or Watch Commander (desirable).

Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.
Possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate.
Please attach the following to your application:
• Cover Letter – Use this opportunity to let the Chief know your intent and reason for applying.
• Resume – Although you can do this in your work history, the resume allows you to list all the grand things you have accomplished. Keep in mind, you may not omit the work history portion of the application.

Testing Process:

Assessment Center (weighted 40%)

Oral Interview (weighted 60%)

Eligibility list and Appointment:

The weighted average score (70% minimum) determines if the candidate is placed on the eligibility list.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of

Advanced law enforcement terminology concepts, applicable federal, state and local laws and appropriate court decisions, including those relating to supervision, civil liability, and P.O.S.T. training standards.

Supervisory principles and methods, including goal setting, training, teamwork, and problem solving. Knowledge of the Peace Officer Bill of Rights and internal investigations.

Community/problem oriented policing methodologies.


Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, and evaluating work assigned to staff; training, and motivating department members; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; provide outstanding customer satisfaction (internally and externally).

Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend solutions; make rapid, sound judgments within legal and procedural guidelines.

Interpret and apply complex laws, procedures and policies, goals and objectives and performance standards and objectively evaluate personnel with respect to these standards. Prepare clear, concise, competent and timely reports, correspondence and other written materials; use of common office software including Microsoft Office and specialized law enforcement software.

Prepare and present in-service training material to all department members; foster teamwork and motivate personnel toward achieving the department's mission.

Proficient use of firearms, two-way radios, and other specialized law enforcement weapons and equipment.

Direct emergency operations efficiently and effectively.

Physical Requirements:

Physical demands
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an Employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time; use hands and fingers to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to run, jump, push, pull, drive safely at high speeds and in adverse conditions, physically apprehend and subdue suspects.

Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception, the ability to adjust, focus, and be free from color blindness.

Work environment
Characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee generally works 10% indoors and (90% outdoors (including time spent in a patrol car or other police vehicle). Employee goes from being seated in a docile position in their police cars or office to a highly energized position and then return to the docile position. The job can be very fast pace within a short period of time. While performing the duties of this job indoors, the work environment is generally in a temperature controlled office.

Employee regularly works outdoors at all times of day and in all weather conditions and is routinely exposed to hazardous situations that may result in injury, death or use of deadly force on others.

Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but the employee may occasionally be exposed to high level noises including but not limited to emergency vehicle sirens, gun fire, shouting, and yelling.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Palos Verdes Estates CA United States


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