City of Glendale, CA

The Position

NOTE: In an effort to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, City of Glendale has implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Policy. The Policy will require all City employees, volunteers, interns, and new hires to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis unless they provide proof of having received their single dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine regimen or the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine regimen. This Policy is currently suspended but may be re-implemented depending on the circumstances. In order to be considered for this position, you must submit an application AND complete the “Law Enforcement – Frontline National” exam through the National Testing Network at by the final filing date of FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 and no earlier than one (1) year from the time of application. Make sure to select the City of Glendale in order to share your results with our agency. This entry level, non-sworn classification participates in pre-academy training and the actual police-training academy. Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following: Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards. Responds to calls for service regarding accidents, emergencies, crimes, threats, altercations and/or requests for aid. Provides information and assistance to the public and promotes Community-Based Policing philosophies. Administers first aid to injured persons. Interviews, interrogates and records statements from witnesses, suspects and victims. Identifies relevant facts and prepares written reports on incidents and cases assigned. Promote community-based policing programs that emphasize collaborative problem solving efforts between law enforcement and the community. Apprehend suspects by driving safely at high speeds, chasing suspects on foot, climbing over obstacles, physically subduing suspects, utilizing self-defense and arrest control techniques, and utilizing firearms under appropriate conditions. Enforces traffic laws, directs traffic, issues citations and warnings. Investigates accidents and accident scenes. Investigates matters involving juveniles, reports of child neglect and juvenile delinquency. Refers juveniles to the appropriate authorities. Serves subpoenas, serves warrants, testifies in court, marks and stores evidence, apprehends suspects, makes arrests as prescribed by law, and confers with City/District Attorney’s Office to provide information for case preparation. 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.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Knowledge of and skill in: Exceptional customer service practices. Skill in: Making independent judgments and decisions based upon standard policy or procedure. Ability to: Provide exceptional customer service to those using the Police Department. Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct. Deal calmly with angry, upset, and frightened people. Develop necessary skills from on-the-job training and meet the standards of performance for the classification by the end of the probationary period. Establish smooth working relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts. Read, write and comprehend directions in English. Remain poised and controlled in threatening or violent situations. Speak Armenian in a fluent manner. Write clear, accurate, detailed reports based on field notes of events. Other Characteristics Willingness to: Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment. Work overtime as requested. Experience None. Education/Training Graduation from high school or attainment of GED or CHSPE certificate. License(s)/Certification(s) Valid Class C California driver’s license. Special Conditions Applicants must be of good moral character, with no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude. Minimum age is 20 years at the time of application. United States citizenship is required, or must have applied for citizenship at least 1 year prior to date of application. TATTOO POLICY: Unless otherwise exempted by the Chief of Police, no employee or volunteer of the Glendale Police Department shall have any visible tattoos, body art, or other skin markings while on duty – in uniform, business attire, or casual dress. Tattoos, body art, and/or other skin markings shall be completely covered by the authorized on-duty uniform (e.g. long sleeve uniform), business attire, or casual dress. Marks or scars from injuries or medical procedures are exempt from these policy restrictions. For further information regarding this policy, please contact the Professional Standards Bureau at (818) 548-3117. Desirable Qualifications Knowledge and/or use of personal computers.

Medical/Psychological Standards

All candidates must pass a pre-placement medical examination and a psychological evaluation.


Acceptable as to City standards.

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.

Exceptional Customer Service Policy
The City of Glendale places a high importance on quality customer service and prides itself for the high level of services it provides by every employee of the organization. As employees of the City of Glendale, we are committed to providing our diverse community and each other with courteous, considerate, and personal attention.

Please click on the link to read the Exceptional Customer Service Policy.

Selection Process

WRITTEN EXAM: Must complete the “Law Enforcement – Frontline National” exam through the National Testing Network at by the final filing date of FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 and no earlier than one (1) year from the time of application. Make sure to select the City of Glendale in order to share your results with our agency.
When you visit the website:

Select “Exams”
Select “Law Enforcement Jobs”
Under “California”, check “Glendale, Police Officer Recruit”
Select “Continue”
Review information about the testing process and agency and follow instructions as prompted.

The minimum NTN exam passing score for the City of Glendale is:
Video Score: 63%
Writing Score: 70%
Reading Score: 70%
Upon completion of your scheduled exam, scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Glendale. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be referred to the City of Glendale’s candidate list. The City of Glendale will contact candidates on the list AFTER THIS BULLETIN CLOSES and will invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process.
EVALUATION OF APPLICATION: Submitted Police Officer Recruit application will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the minimum requirements. All qualifying applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process.
PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST: (PASS/FAIL) This Physical Agility Test includes: a stair climb with equipment, obstacle climb over, obstacle climb under, obstacle jump over, 165 pound dummy drag, trigger pull, beam walk, and stair descent with equipment.

Practice Physical Agility Test (Voluntary) 09/17/22
Physical Agility Test 10/15/22
PRELIMINARY BACKGROUND QUESTIONAIRE: (PASS/FAIL) To determine whether the candidate meets the background investigation standards of the Glendale Police Department.
ORAL INTERVIEW: (Weight of 100%) To evaluate the applicant’s experience, education, and general background for the position. Candidates must pass the exam component with a minimum score of 70.00% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A comprehensive background investigation will be conducted on all finalists, which will review and verify personal history including, but not limited to financial responsibility, criminal history, drug use history, driving record, and verification of application materials. Significant issues or omissions in the above-stated areas may be grounds for disqualification. Background investigation will include a polygraph and Livescan fingerprinting. For further information, please contact the Professional Standards Bureau at (818) 548-3117.
ENTRY-LEVEL EXAMINATION: Veteran’s Credit Awarded. Proof of honorable discharge (DD214) from U.S. Armed Forces must be attached to your application.
TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. Any evaluation will be based on the candidate’s education and experience as related to the position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidate’s education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. The selected candidate will be subjected to a background check including Livescan fingerprinting. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

The City of Glendale offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical and dental insurance.

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