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Your career awaits you at the Glendale Police Department 

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Glendale Police Department. Your first step begins with applying online. For a list of all available jobs along with their job descriptions and application, please see the official job bulletin

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Qualifications

General Requirements:
  • Minimum age 20 years at the time of application

  • High school graduation or GED or CHSPE equivalent

  • Good moral character with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving domestic violence

  • U.S. Citizenship, or a permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship

  • Valid California Class C driver's license
     

Desired but NOT required:
  • College level course work in written and oral communication, Police Science or a related field.

  • Bilingual abilities

  • Knowledge and/or use of computers

Glendale Police Department's Tattoo Policy:

The Glendale Police Department currently hires individuals with non-offensive tattoos, provided they are concealed from public view in a long sleeve uniform shirt.  Certain exceptions may be made based on job assignment, as well as consideration given to applicants who are currently in the process of removing tattoos.  For more questions on our tattoo policy, please reach out to us by visiting the CONTACT US page.

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Requirements for Non-sworn Positions:

Police officers (including Lieutenants, Sergeants, and Captains) are considered sworn positions. Other positions within the Police Department, such as Crime Scene Investigators, Custody Officers, and Communications Operators, are referred to as non-sworn. Non-sworn positions typically do not have the same rigorous hiring process as sworn officers.

Non-sworn staff are still required to be of excellent moral character with no felony convictions and may require further testing and background investigations. Check the official job bulletin for open positions or contact the City of Glendale's Human Resources Department for more information.

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Understand the requirements:

 

Before applying to become a police officer recruit for the Glendale Police Department, it is essential to ensure you meet the departments minimum requirements. Make sure you meet the age, education, and citizenship requirements, and be prepared to pass the physical and written exams.

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Written &
Physical
Tests

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Panel Interview

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Background
Check

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Police Chief

Interview

Police Chief

Interview

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Medical
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