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Steps to Join

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Apply Online

Apply to the Glendale Police Department online.

You might also want to download our handy checklist to guide you through the application process.

Apply Online

2

Written &

Physical Tests

The Written Exam covers the language requirements necessary.

 

The Physical Agility Test (PAT) determines if you're fit enough to join the force.

Written &

Physical Tests

3

Panel Interview

Being interviewed by a panel of industry leaders is never easy, so it's important to be prepared.

 

We offer free classes to help out!

Panel Interview

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Background

Check

These tests help determine if applicants meet the high standards required to JoinGPD.

Background

Check

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Interview with

Police Chief

GPD succeeds as a team. This interview with the Chief of Police will help determine if you're a good fit for the force.

Interview with

Police Chief

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Psychological Exams

Psychological exams focus on how candidates make decisions.

 

Part 1: Written test

Part 2: Psychologist interview

Psychological Exams

Medical Exam

A quick medical examination ensures that candidates can perform the essential functions of the job.

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Medical Exam

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Become a Recruit

Congratulations on becoming a recruit! You'll spend 6 months training at the police academy before taking the streets as a full-fledged GPD Officer.

Become a Recruit

 

Pay & Benefits

Police Cadet

$14.74 - $16.21 Hourly

"I’m constantly developing my skills: this isn’t just a job, it’s a career."

Police Cadet

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Reserve Police Officer