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Our City

Your career awaits you at the Glendale Police Department 

The Americana

Glendale is a great place to live, work, and play.

Glendale is located in the heart of LA County; between the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys and Northeast of Downtown LA. Glendale is conveniently situated within minutes of popular destinations including:

  • Dodgers Stadium

  • Rose Bowl

  • Hollywood Bowl

  • Santa Monica Beaches

  • Universal Studios

  • Disneyland

  • Griffith Observatory

  • Arena

Why do people move to the Jewel City?

One of the Safest Cities in America

Glendale's own Police and Fire departments boast exemplary response times.

One of the Happiest Cities in America

Did you know that happier people live longer? Join our happy population where you can enjoy an average of 285 sunny days per year. 

Enjoy a vibrant city life with much to explore

Enjoy a wide array of luxury shopping, fine dining, and entertainment amenities within a walkable and vibrant urban center.

The City of Glendale was incorporated on February 16, 1906 and spans approximately 30.6 square miles with a current population of over 200,000 (US Census). Located minutes away from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Burbank, Hollywood, and Universal City, Glendale is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County and is surrounded by Southern California's leading commercial districts.

The City's historic success at attracting employers is partially attributed to the result  of its location at the center of four major freeways including the I-5 Golden State Freeway, SR-2 Glendale Freeway, ST-134 Ventura Freeway, and the 210 Foothill Freeway; all provide easy access for residents, workers, and customers from around the region. Glendale also offers its own bus services, the Beeline, with 13 routes connecting customers to Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the City of Burbank, and the Metrolink Stations in both Burbank and Glendale. 

Glendale City Hall surrounded by trees on a partly cloudy day
Drone photograph of Downtown Glendale with the City of Glendale logo on the bottom right corner

Businesses and residents alike have taken advantage of Glendale's central location, reputation for safety, excellent business environment, outstanding schools, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, and growing restaurant and entertainment options.


Glendale is also one of Southern California's leading office markets featuring a wide range of properties and amenities. The City has over six million square feet of office space and is home to such recognized firms as Walt Disney Imagineering,  IHOP / Applebees, DreamWorks, LegalZoom, and Public Storage. 

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