City of Glendale Police Officer Recruitment

November 27, 2015


The City of Glendale is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Recruit until Friday, December 11, 2015.


The Glendale Police Department is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse police agency to ensure we represent the richness of our proud community. The Glendale Police Department is among the preeminent law enforcement agencies in California.  As a member of this agency, you will receive top salary and benefits, a flexible work schedule, opportunities for career advancement, a competitive pension plan, and a supportive working environment. 


Our exciting and challenging assignments include: SWAT, K-9, Motorcycle Duty, Air Support, Special Enforcement Detail, Detectives, Community Lead Officer, Crisis Negotiation Team, School Resource Officer, Patrol, and Task Force Officer with local, state and federal agencies.


The selection process includes a written exam, physical agility test, background investigation, polygraph, psychological examination, oral interview, and a medical examination.


Once the applicants are selected, they will attend a police academy for basic law enforcement training for 22 weeks. After completion of the academy, the trainee will be sworn in and start an intense six month field training program. “We are devoted to providing our community with highly qualified and dedicated law enforcement professionals,” said Chief Robert Castro. “This is an arduous process that takes motivation and a strong commitment.”


Annual Base Salary


$75,396.00 – $98,544.00


Police Officer Recruit


Police Officer Recruit - Bilingual (English/Armenian)


Police Officer Recruit - Bilingual (English/Korean)


Benefits Package:


3/12 Work Schedule (3 days per week, 12 hours per day)


2.7% @ 57 P.E.R.S. Retirement Plan


3% @ 55 for Eligible Laterals


Uniform Allowance $1,400.00


Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation Program Available


Yearly Holiday Leave - 106 hours/year


Starting Vacation Leave - 80 hours/year


Retirement Health Savings Plan


College Tuition Reimbursement Program


P.O.S.T. Educational Incentive:


-$650 Monthly - Intermediate

-$700 Monthly - Advanced

Bilingual Pay - $175 per month 

Monthly Bonus Pay for Specialized Assignments:

5% - Police Agent, Detectives, K-9, Motorcycle, Helicopter Observer, Admin Assignments

6.5% - Helicopter Pilot

10% - Helicopter Trainer


*Compensation and Benefits are Subject to Change*


Click here for more information on the application process, filing deadlines, and requirements.


For additional information, please call the Glendale Police Department – Professional Standards Bureau at 818-548-3117.

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Glendale City Hall, 613 East Broadway

(818) 548-4844