The Irwindale Police Department believes strongly in our mission to provide excellent service in policing by partnering with the community to enhance the quality of life. Professionalism, Integrity, Accountability, and Respect are the core values of our agency. To accomplish this mission, it is imperative we find people who have the right character traits to work in our community as Police Officers.
Diversified assignments including patrol, traffic enforcement, specialty assignments, community engagement programs, special event details
“3/12” work schedule
Insurance premiums paid at 100% for employees and their eligible dependents for Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance (Choice of CalPERS PPO/HMO Plans)
Education/POST Incentive (Up to 15%)
2½% Bilingual Pay (Spanish/Sign Language)
Computer Loan Program
CalPERS – California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Classic members: 3% @ 50 formula, employee pays 9% of employee contribution rate AND New members: 2.7% @ 57 formula, employee pays 50% of total normal cost)
96 hours sick leave per calendar year
96 hours vacation leave per calendar year
140 hours of holiday pay per calendar year
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 21 years of age; U.S. citizen or resident alien who has applied for citizenship at the time of application; must possess a valid Class C California driver’s license; must be free of felony criminal convictions or those involving moral turpitude; must meet POST guidelines for both near and far vision, the ability to distinguish colors and acute hearing, sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position; Physical Demands: requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, running, jumping, reaching, twisting, turning, crawling, climbing, kneeling, bending, crouching, squatting, stooping; getting in and out of a patrol vehicle for up to 100 times per day and the ability to lift up to 165 pounds in the performance of daily activities; work outdoors in all weather conditions; work in hazardous situations which may involve abusive persons, potential physical violence and the potential risk of exposure to cold, heat, noise, vibration, explosive materials and biological, chemical, mechanical and electrical hazards in the performance of law enforcement duties.
Work Schedule: This position works on a rotating shift basis and will require working nights, weekends, and holidays. The Chief of Police shall have the discretion to modify work schedules to meet the needs of the City.
Education/Training/Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Bilingual skills are highly desirable. Applicants must possess a certificate of completion from a POST-certified Basic Academy within the last 12 months or currently attending the academy and graduating at the time of appointment. (Applicants who completed the POST-certified Basic Academy more than 12 months ago and are not currently employed as a peace officer are NOT considered pre-service applicants even if they possess a POST-certified Requalification Academy certificate.) Lateral applicants must possess a valid POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a peace officer with a California law enforcement agency.
SELECTION PROCESS: Application materials will be reviewed and those candidates whose background and experience most closely fit the needs of the City shall be invited to continue in the selection process. The successful candidate shall be required to pass a comprehensive background investigation including a polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, and a medical examination including stress test and a controlled substance test.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Both a completed City application and answers to the supplemental questionnaire are required. Application materials may be picked up at the City of Irwindale located at 5050 N. Irwindale Avenue, Irwindale, CA 91706 or may also be downloaded from the City’s website at www.irwindaleca.gov. Please note that postmarks, faxes, or e-mails will not be accepted. For additional information on this position, please contact Human Resources at (626) 430-2298.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: CONTINUOUS (recruitment may close at any time)
Located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, just 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Irwindale encompasses 9.5 square miles and has a residential population of 1,422. Founded in 1860 and incorporated in 1957, the City is known as “Jardin de Roca” or “Garden of Rocks”, derived from the high quality of rock and gravel mined in the City. Almost every highway in the State of Calif...ornia, and many highways west of the Mississippi River, has Irwindale rock as part of its foundation.
The Irwindale Police Department is responsible for the safety and welfare of the residents and business community of the City of Irwindale by ensuring and maintaining effective law enforcement systems, such as crime prevention, traffic enforcement, patrol, criminal investigations, vice and narcotic enforcement, and community relations within the best practices of Community Oriented Policing philosophy. With a staff of 29 sworn and 8 civilian employees, along with some part-time Reserve Officers, the divisions in the department include administration, patrol operations, detective bureau, communication and records, and motorbike patrol.