Police Officer


Salary   $4,992.80 - $6,690.83 Monthly Location   Monrovia, CA

Job Type Full-Time Department Police Department, Monrovia

Job Number 16-16 Closing Continuous


The Position

Are you extraordinary enough to be a City of Monrovia Police Officer?

The City of Monrovia, California Police Department is looking for men and women who have that "special something" required to work in a community that values its residents and recognizes that community policing principles work.

Though we are a relatively small department with 50 sworn and 33 non-sworn staff, our state of the art technology, favorable employee relations, excellent benefits, outstanding schools and superb quality of life make us THE place to work in the San Gabriel Valley.

When you join the Monrovia Police Department, you will have the opportunity to work with a Department that is highly respected in the area. We have the respect and praise for:

- Establishing a Traffic Safety Unit which practices the "Three Es" of traffic safety:education, enforcement and engineering
 -Supporting an outstanding Detective Bureau which investigates crimes such as murder, embezzlement, organized burglary rings and works with the FBI on terrorist threats; has an active Special Enforcement Team which works on narcotics and gangs and works collaboratively with the neighboring City of Duarte on the Duarte and Monrovia Anti-Gang Enforcement (DAMAGE) team 

-Promoting the City's Neighborhood Watch program

-Working with the Monrovia School District on the Safe City/Safe Schools Program

-Training volunteers to support sworn personnel through the Community Policing Citizen Patrol Program

-Working with the DEA on the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

 -Implementing a Business Watch Program

-Working with the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 organization to end injuries and deaths
resulting from speeding

-Supporting Gun Bounty and Graffiti Bounty programs that offer informants $100
-Participating in the Foothill Air Support Team

-Participating, since its inception, in the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police
Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT)

-Participating in the West San Gabriel Valley Anti-Crime Task Force

-Forming the award winning Foothill Special Enforcement Team, a regional SWAT team

-Supporting the Monrovia Police Explorer Post

-Establishing the Chaplains for At-Risk Youth Program

-Establishing the Monrovia Anti-Gang Intervention Committee (MAGIC) with the Monrovia Unified School District to address at risk youth

Members of the Monrovia Police Department participate in a number of programs that give back to the community including:

-Read Across America

-Make a Difference Day

-Tip-a-Cop to support California Special Olympics

-Battle of the Badges--an annual basketball game pitting police against fire employees with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society

-Southern California Law Enforcement Torch Run raising funds for the Special Olympics

-Walk for Hope with proceed going to fight breast cancer

-Holiday food distribution to families in need

-Santa Tour

It is no wonder the Monrovia Police Department was a finalist for the James Q. Wilson Award in recognition of its Community Policing Program.

If you are extraordinary enough to work for the Monrovia Police Department, please apply.



Integrity, a mindset of Service and a desire for Excellence are the trademarks of a Monrovia Police Officer.  Working in a small community affords each of our fifty sworn Officers the opportunity to be proactive and to develop a sense of community pride that results in professional fulfillment.  Complimented by excellent benefits and supported by leading edge technology, our Police Officers work in an environment that is supportive and satisfying.

Each of our Officers is expected to participate to the greatest degree possible in community outreach with the goal of building relationships that enable a more effective policing strategy.  Some examples of this include: the Unity Center food distributions for needy families, Reads Across Monrovia to promote literacy to our students, National Night Out to promote community safety, Police Explorer advisors to develop young people with an interest in the law enforcement profession and leadership, annual Santa Tour to spread a very unique message of joy throughout the community from all public safety employees, Torch Run and Tip a Cop to support the Special Olympics and so much more.  These activities help our Officers to experience the uplifting side of the law enforcement profession.

If you have a passion for helping others, for utilizing your skills and talents as a proactive peacekeeper and for making a real difference in an appreciative community, then working for the Monrovia Police Department is the perfect choice for you!



Ideal Candidate

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places; establish and maintain effective relation­ships with the community; use and care of firearms and small equipment; think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and people accurately; represent the City in a variety of meetings; learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner; understand, explain and apply policies and procedures; make clear and concise radio transmissions; understand and follow verbal and written directions; deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions; work independently and demonstrate initiative; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; meet the physical requirements established by the City and/or POST; meet Police Officer requirements contained in the California State Government Code.


High school graduate or equivalent; possession of a valid California Class "C" Driver's License. Age: Minimum of 21 years of age at time of employment;Height/Weight: Height and weight proportionate; Vision: Correctable to 20/20, normal color vision; Hearing: Normal hearing, no defects.

Knowledge and Skill Levels

Working knowledge of modern practices and techniques of law enforcement, patrol, investigation, public relations, and report writing; Vehicle and Penal Codes; laws of arrest; rules of evidence; legal rights of citizens; court procedures.

Supplemental Information

Examination & Selection Process: 
Candidates who are most qualified will be invited to participate in the examination and selection process.  Successful candidates must achieve a minimum passing score on each of the testing components to proceed to the next phase.  Applicants will be notified by email as to the test date, time and location.

The examination process will consist of the following:

a.  Application / Resume Appraisal (must meet minimum requirements)
b.  Written Examination (pass/fail)
c.  Physical Agility Examination (pass/fail)
d.  Oral Board Interview Examination (minimum score of 70%) 
e.  Background Investigation (pass/fail)
 f.  Psychological & Polygraph Examination (pass/fail)
g.  Medical Examination which will include a drug/alcohol screen (pass/fail)
h.  Chief of Police Interview

Candidates may submit a letter showing a T-score of 50 or higher on City/Academy letterhead dated 11/13/2014 or after to be exempt from the written exam. The letter must be included with the City application and submitted on-line. A separate e-mail will not be accepted.

Candidates may submit proof of physical agility test with a score of 80 or above.  Must be on agency or academy letterhead and dated within 3 months of time of application.

The top candidates must successfully complete an extensive background investigation, including a check of previous employment, education,  driving history, fingerprint check, credit check, and medical exam.

Successful applicants from the oral interview will be placed on an eligibility list for six months. The top candidates will be interviewed by the Chief of Police.






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