Police Officer (Recruit/Entry-Level)

Monrovia, CA
Monrovia Police Department

$66,181.90 – $108,218.74 Annually

The City of Monrovia is looking for highly motivated and dedicated individuals who have a desire to protect and serve the public and make the community a safer place for all to live, work, and play. We are in search of candidates who demand excellence, emphasize professionalism, embody integrity, and promote responsiveness in dealing with many diverse citizens that call Monrovia home. If you are intrigued by this opportunity, you should apply now!


This position is responsible for a variety ongoing responsibilities related to safety, customer service and internal operations including, but not limited to:

  • Patrolling, either in a vehicle, bicycle or on foot, during an assigned shift and looks for indicators of possible criminal activity or threats to life and property;
  • Conducting investigations of disturbances, prowlers,
    burglaries, thefts, vehicle accidents, and other criminal incidents;
  • Interviewing victims, complaints, witnesses, and interrogates suspects; and
  • Establish and maintain good relationships within the community to promote crime prevention and enhance public understanding.

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the qualifications would be:

POLICE RECRUIT: High school graduation, age 21
or older, and some experience in customer service, preferably in a public safety environment.

POLICE OFFICER: AA/AS degree in criminal justice, public administration or related field and some experience in customer service, preferably in a public safety environment.

Valid Class C California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record. Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic certificate must be obtained during the probationary period as a Police Officer.