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Police Officer Recruit/Trainee

Company: Torrance Police Department
Location: Torrance
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

The City of Torrance recognizes the principles of diversity and inclusion, and strives to ensure equal opportunities for its workforce, applicants and community members. If you are a person who wants to make a difference, give back to your community, and be a voice for change, apply to the City of Torrance today. -
Apply today -to join a team of Officers that have become -nationally recognized -experts and teachers in various specialized law enforcement fields!

Where Officers care about their community and the -community supports -its Officers.
The Torrance Police Department mission is to preserve public safety and quality of life within the City of Torrance, to respond effectively to the changing needs of the community, and to promote mutual respect between the Police Department and the people we serve.

The -Torrance Police Department -has been proudly serving the community of Torrance for over 100 years. -Known for its low crime rates, the City of Torrance consistently ranks among the -safest -cities in the nation! -Joining the -Torrance Police Department -will give you the opportunity to be part of a progressive, professional law enforcement agency that spans an area of 22 square miles and serves more than 147,000 residents. -
The members of the -Torrance Police Department -are wholeheartedly committed to the goal of keeping our neighborhoods free from crime. -From the Officers on patrol to the Officers in our schools teaching children; from the Chief to the newest rookie Officer - all maintain a strong spirit of commitment and service to the Torrance community. -In return, the Department enjoys a very high level of community support. The -Torrance Police Department -strives to remain at the -forefront of policing -by providing our officers with the -latest in public safety equipment and technology, and by providing our officers with the -best law enforcement training -available.

The -Torrance Police Department -features many specialized details that play a critical role in the overall effectiveness of the Department, -including:

PatrolK-9Motor DetailSWATDetectivesVice & NarcoticsField Training OfficerDrone Detail -Background InvestigatorSchool Resource OfficerGang Investigations


Salary -
During the Police Academy, Torrance Police Officer Recruits / Trainees are paid -$7,280 per month -plus the City contributes up to -$1470.96 per month -for family health care coverage and a one-time uniform allowance of -$850.

Upon graduation of the Police Academy, Torrance Police Officers begin making -$7644 per month.

  • Education: -High school graduation (A California high school equivalency certificate or GED is acceptable.)
  • License: - -A valid California Driver's License. -
  • Vision: -20/50 corrected to 20/20, each eye. - Normal color perception. -
  • Age: -At least 21 years of age at time of application.
  • Citizenship: -Must be United States citizen or resident alien who has applied for citizenship one year prior to filing for position. -
  • Physical Requirements: -Applicant must be in good physical condition and free from disability or defects. Height and weight must be in proper proportion subject to determination by the City medical examiner. -HOW TO APPLY & EXAM PROCESSApplications are accepted on a continuous basis. -Interested candidates must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire.

    The examination process will consist of the following components: -California POST PELLET-B -Written Test (Weighted 30%)*
    Panel Interview -(Weighted 70%)
    Physical Agility Test -(Qualifying)

    • The City of Torrance uses the California -Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) -Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery PELLET-B and will accept scores from other agencies within one year of the written test date. -The passing T-score for the City of Torrance is 44.2. -Candidates who have taken the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLET-B) examination at another agency and have received a T-score of 44.2 or higher within the last 12 months must attach a copy of their T-score to their employment application. -
    • POST allows candidates to test only once in a 30 day period. -Applicants may not take the POST written test if taken with another agency within the last 30 days of the City of Torrance scheduled written test. -
      Applicants may test for this position only once in a six (6) month period. -Names of candidates successful in the examination process will be retained on an Eligible List (a list for hire) for a period of three (3) months.

      Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements -must -contact Human Resources prior to the examination date(s).

      Candidates must pass each component of the exam process, as well as a thorough background investigation to be considered for hire. -The background investigation will include job and personal references, arrest records, credit history, use of controlled substances, medical and psychological evaluations, drug screening and a polygraph.

      The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

      City of Torrance Inclusion Statement
      The City of Torrance is a welcoming and culturally-rich community. As a pillar of public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a talented workforce where people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, religions, and lifestyles are valued. Our mission is to create an inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and contribute towards making a positive impact.
      -The City is an equal opportunity employer and works towards building collaborative teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. Come join us to help cultivate a workplace that welcomes and celebrates the diversity of our employees! -PandoLogic. Keywords: Police Officer, Location: Torrance, CA - 90509

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