About the City
Home to nearly 20,000 residents, Hermosa Beach is within a short commute of many of the largest and best-known names in corporate America in the aerospace, tech, industrial, service and financial fields. The Hermosa Beach City School District, consistently recognized as a California Distinguished School, offers a high-quality education to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, while high schoolers attend Mira Costa or Redondo Union High Schools. The City of Hermosa Beach operates under the Council-Manager form of government with five council members elected at large, with each serving a rotation as Mayor. The City Council is responsible for appointing a City Manager to direct the day-to-day operations of the City, which includes Community Development, Community Resources, Finance, Human Resources, Police, and Public Works Departments. The City has a budget of $67 million and authorization for 134 full time staff members. Hermosa Beach is a full service City, with its own Police Department.
About the Department
The Hermosa Beach Police Department is a full-service organization committed to high quality service to the residents of Hermosa Beach. Each member of the organization is critical to the fulfillment 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 a staff member’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 relationship with and the confidence of the residential and business community due to quick response times and efforts to solve problems. The Department is looking for outstanding, service-oriented candidates who are passionate about making a difference in the community to join the team as Police Officers.
Examples of Duties
A Police Officer Recruit is a non-sworn staff member in a training position. Successful candidates are appointed to a temporary position of Police Officer Recruit while attending a P.O.S.T certified basic police academy. Such staff members are expected to successfully complete all requirements leading to graduation from the police academy and perform related work as assigned. While at the academy, they receive rigorous academic and physical training in many diverse areas of law enforcement. Upon graduation from the academy, a Recruit will be promoted to the position of probationary Police Officer. Newly appointed Police Officers will begin a field training program during which time they will receive on the job training in narcotics, arrest procedures, investigations, report writing and many other related assignments. Upon completion of the training program, the new staff members will then begin a 12-month probationary period. The probationary period may be extended an additional six months at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
Compensation and Benefits
The following salary and benefits are offered for this position:
To Be Considered
Applicants must complete a City Application form which may be obtained at the City of Hermosa Beach Personnel Department, 1315 Valley Drive, Room 203, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 or online at hermosabeach.gov/jobs. City Hall hours are Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Applications may be hand delivered, mailed via U.S. mail or emailed to HR@hermosabeach.gov.