Steps to Join
Pay & Benefits
Find Your Role
Apply to the Glendale Police Department online.
You might also want to download our handy checklist to guide you through the application process.
The Written Exam covers the language requirements necessary.
The Physical Agility Test (PAT) determines if you're fit enough to join the force.
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!
These tests help determine if applicants meet the high standards required to JoinGPD.
GPD succeeds as a team. This interview with the Chief of Police will help determine if you're a good fit for the force.
Psychological exams focus on how candidates make decisions.
Part 1: Written test
Part 2: Psychologist interview
A quick medical examination ensures that candidates can perform the essential functions of the job.
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.
$84,012 - $109,812 Yearly
Medical, Dental, Vision & Pension
"The work I do keeps my home, family, and community safe."
"In Glendale, I feel like I make a difference."
$46,629 - $71,562 Yearly
"No two days are ever the same. It keeps work interesting!"
$14.74 - $16.21 Hourly
"I’m constantly developing my skills: this isn’t just a job, it’s a career."
"I'm gaining life skills while serving my community."
$61,241 - $94,005 Yearly
"I work in one of the nation's premier DNA labs right here in Glendale."
$52,118 - $79,986 Yearly
"Police work is fast-paced, challenging... and worth every second."