Police Officer Trainee

Glendora, CA
Glendora Police Department

The City of Glendora is seeking motivated individuals with high ethical standards and a commitment to public service to join the City of Glendora Police Department and contribute to its mission of supporting and serving the community with dedication, excellence and mutual respect. If you take pride in delivering the highest level of public safety and service, and approach crime prevention creatively, we invite you to join one of the finest Police Departments in Southern California.

The Police Trainee participates in a Basic Law Enforcement Training Program approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), in a non-sworn capacity. The assignment is contingent upon successful completion of the P.O.S.T. certified basic academy and the review of the Police Chief. Newly appointed Police Officers have an 18 month probationary period before they can obtain permanent status. During training, Trainees report directly to the academy, and do not have police powers; they may be assigned non-safety duties in the Glendora Police Department. Trainees are subject to rules and regulations of the Glendora Police Department and the police academy attended. A Trainee may be dismissed at any time prior to being assigned as a Police Officer without cause and without the right of appeal. Police Officer Trainee is a general class, non-sworn employee position.


$4,127.75 – $5,017.31 Monthly




  • Successfully attend and graduate from a P.O.S.T. certified basic academy
  • Learn use and care of firearms and related equipment
  • Think clearly and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately
  • Learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations
  • Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports
  • Understand, explain and apply policies and procedures
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Make clear and concise radio transmissions
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Meet established physical requirements
  • Meet Police Officer requirements contained in the California State Government Code
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.


Education and/or Experience: Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance.  Example combinations include Two (2) years of experience in civilian law enforcement or military experience or completion of an AA/AS degree or equivalent units from an accredited College or University, or some combination thereof.

Knowledge and Skill Level:

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.

Special Requirements:

Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record during the course of employment.

Candidates must meet standards of physical stature, endurance, and agility established by the City.

Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of academy graduation

Applicants must be U.S. citizen or be eligible for U.S. citizenship.  Persons will be disqualified from holding a position as Police Officer if they fail to diligently cooperate in the processing of their citizenship application within three years or are otherwise denied citizenship.

All Glendora Officers obtaining sworn status on or after September 23, 1996, must have a permanent primary (i.e.: 51% or more of the time) residence within sixty-five (65) miles or less of the Glendora Police facility building.