Police Officer, Lateral

Full-Time | $6,840.00 - $8,314.00 per month | $82,080 - $99,768 per year
3% Intermediate POST Certificate Pay
6% Advanced POST Certificate Pay
$770 Uniform Allowance Check Every August
Yearly Voluntary Physical Fitness Qualification (30 hours of pay or comp time)
$1,445 monthly benefit bank for health insurance
145 holiday hours per fiscal year (can be converted to pay)


Lateral new-hires are eligible to receive a $10,000 hiring bonus ($5,000 at time of hire and $5,000 at the completion of probation); a vacation accrual rate based upon years of full-time sworn law enforcement service using the City of Chino's standard accrual rate; and a credit of up to 200 hours of sick leave at time of hire.

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Qualified applicants will be invited to attend a physical agility test. Additional details to be provided at the closing of the recruitment. 


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
  • Field Training Officer
  • Motor Officer
  • Narcotics
  • Background Investigator
  • K-9
  • Mounted Posse
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Mobile Field Force Team (M.F.F.)
  • Gang Unit
  • Crisis Negotiations
  • School Resource Officer
  • Crisis Intervention 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 $1,395 per month (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.




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
  • Patrol, either in a vehicle, on foot or on a bicycle, an assigned area during an assigned shift and look for indicators of possible criminal activity or threat to life and property; answer calls for police services; respond to crimes in progress; enforce City, county, and state laws; make field contacts and complete forms; may conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, traffic collisions, suspected homicides, and other criminal incidents.
  • As a Motor Officer, patrol the City on a motorcycle or in a radar-equipped patrol unit; respond to calls related to traffic incidents and any other emergencies; observe, monitor, and control routine and unusual traffic conditions; assist and advise motorists and enforce traffic safety laws.
  • Make arrests as necessary; serve warrants and subpoenas; conduct searches and seizures involving people, vehicles, and structures; interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; receive, search, and book prisoners; fingerprint and transport prisoners; testify and present evidence in court.
  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of offenders.
  • Write reports and field notes; participate in staff development; attend briefings and training sessions; perform routine maintenance on assigned patrol vehicle, firearms, and other equipment.
  • Make traffic stops and issue warnings, citations, or make arrests as necessary; check vehicles and observe vehicle occupants; investigate scenes of vehicle collisions, provide emergency medical care as necessary, direct traffic and arrange for clearing of roadway, interview drivers and witnesses and prepare reports; direct traffic at fire, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
  • Assist the public and answer questions; administer first aid and respond to calls for medical assistance; establish and maintain good relationships with the general public.
  • Coordinate and conduct complete and detailed investigations of crimes involving gangs, juveniles and adults, crimes against persons and property, and crimes involving vice, gaming, and narcotics violations.
  • Participate in all normal enforcement activities including enforcing local and state laws, issuing citations, making arrests, administering first aid, and transporting prisoners.
  • Perform undercover and surveillance activities; interview victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects; collect, preserve, and maintain evidence and property related to suspected crimes; serve warrants and subpoenas.
  • Prepare investigative reports and case information; provide testimony and evidence in court.
  • Answer questions from the public concerning local and state laws, procedures, and activities of the Department; develop and maintain good relationships with the public, including informants and contacts which may be helpful in criminal investigations.
 Other Functions
  • 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.
 All Assignments
  • Interact with co-workers at all levels in the organization in a collaborative and customer service-oriented manner.
  • Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
  • 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.

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.

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