Police Cadet

Glendale, CA
Glendale Police Department

This temporary, unclassified, part-time position consists of a variety of non-hazardous support functions at the Glendale Police Department, while attending college. The position is exempt from Civil Service Rules and Regulations; therefore, Police Cadets may be discharged by the Chief of Police without a right of appeal.



$14.00 – $16.44 Hourly




Maintains property and evidence control.

Maintains inventory control.

Answers phones.

Maintains equipment.

Files, copies, and researches documents.

Conducts fingerprinting and photographic processing.

May conduct interviews.

Makes public appearances and conducts department tours.

Serve subpoenas.

May complete police reports.

Enters computer data into relevant databases.

May assist with traffic control, transportation, and parking enforcement.

Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest ethical standards.

Police Cadets may also be required to assist in the jail, at the public counter, in the radio communications center, and with minor investigations or other related tasks as assigned.

Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.

Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires


Knowledge of:
Basic mathematical operations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Ability To:
Communicate effectively in English.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Learn City geography and street layouts.
Learn law enforcement policies and procedures.
Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct.
Read, write and comprehend directions in English.
Resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Utilize common office software and a personal computer.

High school graduation or GED or CHSPE equivalent.
Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and carrying six or more units per semester, or nine or more units per quarter, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

Other Characteristics
Must be of 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
Must be in good physical condition.
Willingness to assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Willingness to work overtime as requested.
Bilingual abilities (speak, read and write) in languages spoken in the community are highly desirable.
Must be of good moral character, without past history of involvement in criminal activity or other unacceptable conduct, and without felony convictions.

Valid Class C California driver's license is required prior to appointment.

Special Conditions
U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident alien in application process for citizenship.

Personal Appearance/Tattoo Policy
While on duty, no tattoo or body markings shall be visible on the person. Employees are also prohibited from having or obtaining any tattoo or body marking that would be visible when wearing a departmentally approved class B uniform. For more information, please contact the Professional Standards Bureau at (818) 548-3117.

Within four months of employment, all employees of the Glendale Police Department are required to live within a radius of sixty contiguous land miles of the Glendale Civic Center.

An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.