The Hermosa Beach Police Department is hiring Police Officers at all levels. We are a full-service organization committed to high quality service to the citizens of Hermosa Beach. Each member of the organization is important to the accomplishment of the law enforcement mission. The Police Department consists of 36 sworn officers and 24 civilian personnel.
In addition to the Patrol Bureau, there are the specialized units of Detectives, Motors, Backgrounds and Training. Selection to specialized assignments is based upon an employee’s knowledge, interest, and ability. The Department offers the 3/12 work schedule for patrol officers and the 4/10 schedule for many of the specialized assignments. The Department is very active in providing advanced officer training to encourage career development.
The City sponsors a number of special events throughout the year providing many opportunities for extra detail assignments. The Department enjoys a very good reputation with the residents and business community due to quick response times and efforts to solve community problems. The Department is looking for high quality, people-oriented candidates.
Please visit our website for the job description and more details. www.hermosabch.org
For Recruit Police Officer: Equivalent to graduation from high school. College level course work in Police Science, Criminal Justice or a related field is desirable. Must be at least twenty and one-half (20 ½) years of age at the time of appointment as a Recruit. Must be at least 21 years of age upon graduation from a police academy. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship at least one year prior to application for employment. Police Officers hired after March 1, 1988 must refrain from smoking tobacco or any other non-tobacco substance at any time, on or off duty. Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record is required and must be maintained as valid during the course of employment.
Pre-Service Police Officer: Graduation from a P.O.S.T. Certified Police Academy*. Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record is required and must be maintained as valid during the course of employment.
Lateral Police Officer: Possession of a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate*. Must be currently employed by a law enforcement agency. Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record is required and must be maintained as valid during the course of employment.
*A photocopy of the certificate must be attached to the Application for Employment.
Additional Salary Information: $4,576 per month for Recruit Police Officers while attending the police academy;
$6,101 to $7,062 per month after academy graduation and for Pre-Service and Lateral Police Officers.
Additional premiums also available.
About City of Hermosa Beach
The City of Hermosa Beach is a 1.43 square mile, general law City with a population of 19,574. The City is located 22 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center and 5 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport, at the heart of the “South Bay” region. The City has a budget of $37 million and approximately 129 full time employees.