Candidates for this entry-level position must be currently attending or have graduated from a California POST approved Basic Police Academy. Academy attendees MUST provide a letter from the academy verifying current enrollment. Academy graduates MUST provide a copy of an Academy graduation certificate showing proof of graduation within the past one year.
This entry-level, non-sworn classification participates in post-academy training.
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
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, 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, serves 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 efficient manner.
Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of and skill in:
Good customer service practices.
Making independent judgments and decisions based upon standard policy or procedure.
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.
Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct.
Provide exceptional customer service to those using the Police Department.
Read, write and comprehend directions in English.
Remain poised and controlled in threatening or violent situations.
Write clear, accurate, detailed reports based on field notes of events.
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Work overtime as requested.
No specific requirement.
Graduation from high school or attainment of GED or CHSPE certificate.
Academy Attendee: Current enrollment in a California POST Basic Academy. A letter from the academy verifying current enrollment MUST be submitted at the time of application.
Academy Graduate: Must have completed a California POST Basic Academy within 1 year from the time of application. A copy of a California POST Basic Academy completion certificate MUST be submitted with the application.
Valid Class C California driver’s license.
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.
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.
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. The background investigation will include a polygraph and Livescan fingerprinting.
An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.
The examination will consist of an application evaluation, physical agility test (PAT), and an oral exam, with the application evaluation as a qualifying step, PAT scored as pass/fail, and the oral exam worth 100%.
APPLICATION EVALUATION: (PASS/FAIL) To evaluate the applicant’s minimum qualifications and review required supporting documentation.
PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST: (PASS/FAIL) This Physical Agility Test includes: a stair climb with equipment, obstacle climb over, obstacle climb under, obstacle jump over, 165 pound dummy drag, trigger pull, beam walk, and stair descent with equipment.
ORAL INTERVIEW: (Weight of 100%) To evaluate the applicant’s experience, education, and personal fitness for the position.
Entry-level examination – Veteran’s Credit Awarded. Proof of honorable discharge (DD214) from U.S. Armed Forces must be attached to your application.
All applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated, and only the most highly qualified applicants will be selected to participate in the selection process. The evaluation will be based on the candidate’s education, experience and overall preparation for this position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidate’s education, experience, knowledge, and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above-stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. 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.
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