The Culver City Police Department has a complement of 109 sworn and 42 civilian personnel serving a residential population of 40,000 and a daily commercial population of 420,000. The Department consists of three bureaus: Operations, Community Services and Administration.
Police Recruit candidates would be hired as at-will civilian Recruits and are required to attend a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified police academy to receive education and training in all aspects of law enforcement, e.g. laws of arrest, search & seizure, crime prevention, community relations, first-aid, physical conditioning, self-defense, handling of weapons and other related duties. Upon graduation from the academy, the Police Recruit is sworn as a Police Officer and assumes the duties of the position in the bureau to which they are assigned. The Police Officer position has a one year probationary period.
The Department offers a variety of special assignment opportunities:
- Compensation: Base Pay $74,661.86-$97,613.88 (Top Step) Annually
*A top step police officer in possession of an Advanced Post Certificate can earn $116,258.25. This includes the Special Assignment Pay, Uniform Allowance and Wellness benefit.High School graduation or equivalent.
- POST CERTIFICATION: 9.5% for Intermediate Post and 12.5% for Advanced Post
- LONGEVITY PAY: (Annually) $5,000 at 10 years, $8,000 at 15 years and $11,000 at 20 years
- BILINGUAL PAY: 5% above base hourly rate PLUS POST certificate pay
- SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT PAY: (All members receive) 4% above base hourly rate PLUS POST certificate pay
- FIELD TRAINING OFFICER PAY: 8% above base hourly rate PLUS POST certificate
- RANGEMASTER PAY: 7% above base hourly rate PLUS POST certificate pay
- Uniform Allowance: $1,600 annually
- Wellness Benefit: $450 annually
- RETIREMENT: Membership in CalPERS (Public Employees Retirement System)
retirement plan - 3% at 55 for "Classic" members or 2.7% at 57 for "new" PERS
members. (May be eligible to purchase up to 4 years military credit
- DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Employees may voluntarily contribute to a city
sponsored deferred compensation plan
- HEALTH BENEFITS: A choice of health (CalPERS medical plans), dental, vision, and
life insurance plans for employees and eligible dependents
- LEAVE BENEFITS: Includes holiday, in-lieu time, sick and vacation pay
- 112 hours In-Lieu Holiday Pay (annually)
- Comp Time Bank: Up to 240 hours
- LIFE INSURANCE: $50,000 term life policy with an AD&D feature
- "3/12" Work Schedule for Patrol
- College Tuition Reimbursement
- High School graduation or equivalent.
- Applicants must be at least 20 1/2 years of age when the eligible list is established.
- Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
- Valid California Class “C” driver license required at time of hire.
- **A felony conviction is disqualifying.
- **Pre-Service/Academy Graduate Only: Must be currently enrolled in a California POST Basic Academy or have graduated within 12 months from date of application.
- **Lateral Transfers Only: Must be employed as a full-time sworn peace officer within 12 months prior to application closing date. Copy of Basic POST certificate required.