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Police Officer/Lateral Transfer

Company: City of Glendale, CA
Location: Glendale
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Position

NOTE: In an effort to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, City of Glendale has implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Policy. The Policy will require all City employees, volunteers, interns, and new hires to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis unless they provide proof of having received their single dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine regimen or the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine regimen.


Appointments to this sworn classification are made from a "Lateral Entry List" which contains the names of candidates who are currently employed by a California POST law enforcement agency as a police officer.

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:

Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards.

Responds to calls for service regarding accidents, emergencies, crimes, threats, altercations, and/or requests for aid.

Provides information and assistance to the public and promotes community-based policing philosophies.

Administers first aid to injured persons.

Interviews, interrogates, and records statements from witnesses, suspects, and victims.

Identifies relevant facts and prepares written reports on incidents and cases assigned.

Promote community-based policing programs that emphasize collaborative problem solving efforts between law enforcement and the community.

Apprehend suspects by driving safely at high speeds, chasing suspects, on foot, climbing over obstacles, physically subduing suspects, utilizing self-defense and arrest control techniques, and utilizing firearms under appropriate conditions.

Enforces traffic laws, directs traffic, and issues citations and warnings. Investigates accidents and accident scenes.

Investigates matters involving juveniles, reports of child neglect, and juvenile delinquency. Refers juveniles to the appropriate authorities.

Serves subpoenas, executes warrants, testifies in court, marks and stores evidence, apprehends suspects, makes arrests as prescribed by law, and confers with City/District Attorney's Office to provide information for case preparation.

Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe and efficient manner.

Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of and skill in:

Exceptional customer service practices.

Skill in:

Making independent judgments and decisions based upon standard policy or procedure.

Ability to:

Provide exceptional customer service.

Deal calmly with angry, upset, and frightened people.

Develop necessary skills from on-the-job training and meet the standards of performance for the classification by the end of the probationary period.

Establish smooth working relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts.

Provide exceptional customer service.

Read, write, and comprehend directions in English.

Remain poised and controlled in threatening or violent situations.

Write clear, accurate, and detailed reports based on field notes of events.

Other Characteristics

Willingness to:

Work overtime as requested.

Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.


Currently employed and in good standing with a California Law Enforcement Agency as a police officer.


Graduation from high school or attainment of GED or CHSPE certificate. Graduation from an accredited California POST Law Enforcement Academy.


Valid Class C California driver's license.

Special Conditions

Applicants must be of good moral character, with no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.

Minimum age is 20 years at the time of application.

United States citizenship is required, or must have applied for citizenship at least 1 year prior to date of application.

TATTOO POLICY: Unless otherwise exempted by the Chief of Police, no employee or volunteer of the Glendale Police Department shall have any visible tattoos, body art, or other skin markings while on duty - in uniform, business attire, or casual dress. Tattoos, body art, and/or other skin markings shall be completely covered by the authorized on-duty uniform (e.g. long sleeve uniform), business attire, or casual dress. Marks or scars from injuries or medical procedures are exempt from these policy restrictions. For further information regarding this policy, please contact the Professional Standards Bureau at (818) 548-3117.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge and/or use of personal computers.

Medical/Psychological Standards

All candidates must pass a pre-placement medical examination and a psychological evaluation.


Acceptable as to City standards.


Within four months of employment, all employees of the Glendale Police Department are required to live within a radius of sixty contiguous land miles of the Glendale Civic Center.


An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

Exceptional Customer Service Policy

The City of Glendale places a high importance on quality customer service and prides itself for the high level of services it provides by every employee of the organization. As employees of the City of Glendale, we are committed to providing our diverse community and each other with courteous, considerate, and personal attention.

Please click on the link to read the Exceptional Customer Service Policy. Selection Process

APPLICATION EVALUATION: (PASS/FAIL) To evaluate the applicant's minimum qualifications and review required supporting documentation.

ORAL INTERVIEW: (Weight of 100%) To evaluate the applicant's experience, education, and general background for the position. Candidates must pass the exam component with a minimum score of 70.00% in order to be placed on the eligible list.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A comprehensive background investigation will be conducted on all finalists, which will review and verify personal history including, but not limited to financial responsibility, criminal history, drug use history, driving record, and verification of application materials. Significant issues or omissions in the above-stated areas may be grounds for disqualification. Background investigation will include a polygraph and Livescan fingerprinting. For further information, please contact the Professional Standards Bureau at (818) 548-3117.

TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

Keywords: City of Glendale, CA, Glendale , Police Officer/Lateral Transfer, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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