Police Recruit

Full-Time | $4,761 - $5,788 per month while attending the Police Academy
$77,376 - $94,044 annually as a Police Officer
Plus excellent benefits package!


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DEADLINE TO APPLY: Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:59PM


Qualified applicants will be invited to attend a physical agility test on:

THURSDAY August 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM

OR

SATURDAY August 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Additional details to be provided at the closing of the recruitment. If you are unable to attend  either one of these testing dates please do not apply for this recruitment, you should re-apply at a later date.

 

The most qualified candidates will be invited to attend a physical agility test, written examination, and panel interview. Testing details to be provided separately to all qualified applicants via email, please check your email inbox (junk/spam folders) on a daily basis for  updates regarding this recruitment.


ABOUT THE POSITION:

Must be available to attend a 23-week P.O.S.T. Basic Police Officer Training Academy designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system and specialized training in various laws, police practices and procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid and physical conditioning.  Please refer to the Police Officer job description below for additional details.

 

The testing process for this recruitment will consist of the following:

  • Review of application materials
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Written Examination (can be waived with a PELLET-B T-score of 45 or higher, taken within the last 12 months)
  • Interview Panel

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.  Must be 21 or older at time of graduation from the Police Academy.  A High School Diploma/G.E.D., valid California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record 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.

 

FULL-TIME BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

PERS Retirement, $100,000 Beneficiary Death Benefit, Health Insurance/Benefit Bank/Cash Out of $1,345 per month, 12 Days Paid Vacation per year, Bilingual Pay, Tuition Assistance Program and Educational Incentive Pay (may be earned upon promotion to Police Officer).

 

CITY ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES:

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

 

CITY OF CHINO MISSION STATEMENT:

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.

 

Due to the high volume of applications received, the City of Chino is unable to comment on the status of an individual application.  Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted if you are selected to move forward in our hiring process.

 

POLICE RECRUIT JOB DESCRIPTION

 

DEFINITION: 

Under direct supervision and tutorage of a tactical officer, develops an awareness of the functions, activities, and responsibilities of a Police Officer.

 

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:

Police Recruits attend a P.O.S.T. certified Police Officer training academy designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system and specialized training in various laws, police practices and procedures, law enforcement techniques, first-aid, and physical conditioning, and participate in departmental training/orientation programs.  Upon successful completion of a Police Officer training class, Police Recruits will be appointed to and sworn in as a probationary entry level Police Officer with full Police authority.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Understand and carry out oral and written directions.

• Meet standards of physical stature, endurance, and agility established by the City.

• Observe accurately and remember names, faces, numbers, incidents, and places. 

• Use and care for firearms. 

• Think 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.

• Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a Police radio system.

• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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:

Education:
• High School Diploma or G.E.D. (required), and
• Supplemental Police Science courses (preferred).

 

Special Requirements:
• Possess a California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.
• Receive satisfactory results from a background investigation, polygraph test, psychological evaluation, physical examination, which includes a drug screen, and an administrative review.

 

Police Background Investigation / Administrative Review


Police Officers are assigned to work in the Chino Police Department facility and have access to Police Department databases and confidential information systems. As a result, applicants are required to successfully complete a Police background investigation and a final administrative review conducted by the Chino Police Department. The background investigation will also include passing a polygraph examination.  Applicants may be disqualified from further consideration for employment by the Chino Police Department  during the background investigation process for reasons including, but not limited to: arrests and/or convictions; a history of substance abuse; high risk driving behaviors and/or an excessive number of traffic citations/collisions; thefts from past employers and/or performance, tardiness, absenteeism in work history; poor credit history such as bankruptcies, foreclosures, repossessions, collections, or liens. The following is an example of areas that are examined during the police background investigation:

  • Relatives, acquaintances, personal and professional references are contacted and asked to provide information regarding the applicant's suitability for the position.
  • Residence and neighborhood checks are conducted for all locations listed in the applicant's history of residence.
  • Work history and experience are examined to determine the applicant's trustworthiness, dependability, work relationships and job performance.
  • Educational history is verified and examined.
  • Military service records are verified.
  • Criminal history, driving history, and insurance records are collected and examined.
  • Consideration is given to the applicant's history of managing personal finances; however, being in debt does not automatically disqualify an applicant.