Police Officer, Lateral

Full-Time | $6,199 - $7,536 per month
| $6,447-7,837 - 4% pay increase July 1st, 2018
3% Intermediate POST Certificate Pay
6% Advanced POST Certificate Pay
$770 Uniform Allowance Check Every August


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The City of Chino is seeking high quality individuals who are interested in a law enforcement career with the Chino Police Department. The Department serves a growing population utilizing a community oriented policing style. Employees enjoy a supportive environment that includes special assignments, training, and career enhancement opportunities. Members of the Department are committed to honesty, integrity, accountability, dedication, professionalism, respect and teamwork.


  • Detective
  • Motor Officer
  • Narcotics
  • K-9
  • Mounted Posse
  • SWAT
  • Gang Unit
  • Crisis Negotiations
  • Field Training Officer
  • Background Investigator
  • School Resource Officer
  • Community Response Team



Must have Basic P.O.S.T. certificate or be eligible for certification at the time the application is submitted. Must be currently employed as a full-time Police Officer, or have been employed as a sworn Police Officer within 1 year of application and eligible for rehire. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, satisfactory driving record, and High School Diploma/G.E.D. are required. U.S. citizenship is mandatory. Satisfactory results from an extensive background investigation, which includes a polygraph test, physical examination/drug screening and an administrative review are required.



PERS Retirement*, $100,000 Beneficiary Death Benefit, Health Insurance/Benefit Bank/Cash-out of $1,345 per month, $1,395 as of July 1st, 2018 (option to cash out excess or up to $1,195 per month or deposit to deferred comp account), 12 Days Paid Vacation, Sick Leave (120 hours per year), Comp Time (160 hours), Cleaning/Clothing Allowance, Voluntary Physical Fitness Incentive, Long-Term Disability Plan, Alternate Work Schedule (4/10 or 3/12.5), Bilingual Pay, Tuition Assistance Program and Hiring Incentives.

*Benefits will be determined based on the employee’s CalPERS formula at the time of appointment.



Partnerships and Teamwork, Integrity, Commitment to Our Customers, Innovation, Open Communication and Fiscal Responsibility.



Together we take pride in providing quality, caring service to our community. 


The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.




Under general supervision, patrols an assigned area in the prevention of crime and enforcement of law and Order; carries out special assignments related to departmental operations or law enforcement in general; conducts investigations; and performs related work as assigned.



Police Officers are assigned to any of a number of functional areas within the Police Department on a rotating basis.



• Patrol and traffic safety.

• Investigator.

• As assigned, make presentations before a variety of public groups to promote crime prevention activities and to enhance public understanding of Police Department activities; serve as liaison to neighborhood watch groups and schools. 

• Interact with co-workers at all levels in the organization in a collaborative and customer service-oriented manner. 

• Perform all duties within the context of the City’s Mission Statement and Organizational Values.


Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position is qualifying.  Incumbents will possess the most desirable combination of training, skills, and experience, as demonstrated in their past and current employment history. A typical example includes:

• High School Diploma or G.E.D. and successful completion of a P.O.S.T. certified basic academy (required).

• One year of current full-time experience as a Police Officer in a California public agency (highly desirable).

Working knowledge of:

• Modern practices and techniques of law enforcement, patrol, investigation, public relations, and report writing. 
• Vehicle and Penal Codes. 
• Laws of arrest. 
• Search and seizure. 
• Rules of evidence. 
• Legal rights of citizens. 
• Court procedures.

Skill in: 
• Report writing. 
• Use and care of firearms and equipment.

Ability to: 
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 
• Think and act quickly in emergencies and judge situations and people accurately. 
• Represent the City in a variety of meetings. 
• Deal tactfully and courteously with internal and external customers. 
• Learn, understand, and interpret laws and regulations. 
• Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports. 
• Respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner. 
• Understand and follow verbal and written directions. 
• Operate a computer and utilize a variety of software programs. 
• Deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions. 
• Administer First Aid. 
• Observe and accurately remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places. 
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with the community. 
• Understand, explain, and apply policies and procedures. 
• Make clear and concise radio transmissions. 
• Work independently and demonstrate initiative. 
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. 
• Meet the established physical requirements. 
• Meet Police Officer requirements contained in the California State Government Code. 
• Handle sensitive/confidential matters with discretion.

Special Requirements:

• Possess U.S. Citizenship at time of hire.
• Possess a California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.
• Possess a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate (highly desirable).
• Work rotating shifts including weekdays, weekends, evenings, and holidays.
• Demonstrate by example and clearly explain Department and City Core Values and Mission Statements.
• Receive satisfactory results from a background investigation, polygraph test, psychological evaluation, physical examination, which includes a drug screen, and an administrative review.

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(909) 334-3190


Chino Police Department
5450 Guardian Way
Chino, CA 91710


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