Start your career in law enforcement with the City of Pasadena! We are looking for dedicated and ambitious men and women who are committed to protect and serve our vibrant, beautiful and diverse community! Pasadena is a great place to be a Police Officer – big enough to offer a range of different assignments and opportunities, but small enough for you to really feel part of a strong, cohesive team. Get involved with major Rose Bowl events, Old Town activities, movie and TV filming, and many more diverse and active events that continually take place in Pasadena. You’ll be part of it all – come build a rewarding and exciting career.
4/25/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
The ideal candidate will have graduated from high school or obtained his or her GED, has a strong interest in a career in law enforcement, has the physical and ethical capacity and values needed to perform the duties of a Police Officer, and a strong interest in serving the community of Pasadena.
Under direction, a Police Officer patrols an assigned area by car, motorcycle or foot to prevent crime and maintain law and order; responds to emergencies; investigates crimes and unusual or suspicious conditions; makes arrests; prepares police reports; issues citations and regulates traffic; prepares traffic collision reports; represents the Police Department in community relations and public information projects or programs including making presentations at schools; participates in the in-service training of police personnel; prepares evidence and appears in court; administers first aid and provides assistance to injured persons; and performs related duties as assigned.
CORE COMPETENCIES needed for success:
• Demonstrated honesty and high moral character: must meet our high standards for background
• Strong moral and physical courage to enforce the law and deal with a variety of challenging situations
• Analytical skills to be able to evaluate sensitive and/or dangerous situations quickly and take effective and reasonable action
• Reading comprehension needed to read and understand departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws, regulations, and police literature
• Strong oral communication skills to interact and communicate tactfully and effectively with a culturally diverse population
• Good written communication skills to write clear and accurate reports
• Demonstrates respectful community policing through considerate behavior for people and neighborhoods
• Highly flexible and able to adapt to frequent change
• Service oriented – strongly motivated to serve our citizens
• Physically ability to: make a forceful arrest, lift and carry up to 20 pounds on a regular basis, maneuver a 200 pound person in need of assistance; climb, walk, and run at times under demanding and dangerous conditions; can work outdoors in all kinds of weather
Applicants must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License and be at least 21 years at the time of appointment.
Vision for candidates wearing glasses must be at least 20/100 correctable to 20/30 and free from color blindness; for candidates who have successfully worn soft contact lenses for at least one year, vision must be 20/200 uncorrected, correctable to 20/30; free from color blindness.
Applicants must be U. S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are eligible for and have applied for citizenship. Must obtain citizenship no later than three years from date of employment application.
Conviction of any felony offense, certain misdemeanor offenses, or any offense reflecting lack of character, judgment, or morals, or any other than honorable military discharge may be cause for disqualification. In accordance with State law, candidates must be found to be free from any emotional, mental, or physical condition, including weight, which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer. Shift and overtime work will be required.