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Police Officer (Lateral)

at City of Monrovia

Pay: $75321.2 to $100938/year
$75321.2 - $100938
Posted: 6/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2483623

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The City of Monrovia invites your application for the position of...

Police Officer Salary: $5,796 - $7,767 Monthly plus excellent benefits
(Open Until Filled)
The City of Monrovia is engaged in an exciting process of renewal to enhance its position as one of the premier municipalities in the nation.  We are looking for a unique individual to join our team as a Police Officer (Lateral) in the Police Department.  The ideal candidate is anything but ordinary – in fact, we are looking for the extraordinary!  Ask yourself this...
  • Does the idea of changing the world that is Monrovia for the better intrigue you?
  • Do you have a passion for excellence, a commitment to best practices, and a desire to join a fast-paced and dynamic full-service organization?
  • Are you a highly energetic, motivated, creative, outside-the-box thinker who gets excited at the thought of continual improvement?
  • Do you want to be a part of a flexible, innovative, and results-oriented organization?
  • Are you someone who strives for excellence and desires to be part of a team looking to create an enduringly great municipal organization?
  • Are you willing to put the greatness of the Monrovia organization ahead of your own personal ambitions?
  • Are you someone who believes in treating people the right way and doing things the right way and doing the right thing right all the time?
  • If you answered YES to the questions above, then you will want to consider this outstanding professional opportunity to work for the City of Monrovia!

Located 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles and nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Monrovia is home to nearly 40,000 active and engaged residents who enjoy a premier quality of life in a dynamic City that blends small-town charm with big-city amenities.   Monrovia's California heritage can be seen in its tree-lined streets, historic buildings and award-winning downtown, all of which are balanced by a vibrant high-tech/manufacturing economy, outstanding recreation options, superb schools, tremendous shopping and dining options, and first-class cultural opportunities.  These factors combine to make Monrovia an extraordinary place.
Monrovia is a general-law city operating under the Council-Manager form of government.  The five-member City Council appoints the City Manager who is responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the City organizationThe City Manager leads a full-time staff of 250 and a part-time staff of 175 employees while administering a Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget of $125 million.
Monrovia is a full-service municipality that coordinates its operations through six departments: the City Manager's Office, Administrative Services Department, Public Services Department, Community Development Department, Police Department and Fire Department.  Unique among California cities its size, Monrovia operates its own water system and library.
The Monrovia Police Department has 80 full time employees who work diligently to serve the Monrovia community with service and services that are second to none. The Department is comprised of the Detective Bureau, 9-1-1 Dispatch Operations, Parking Control, Evidence & Records, Community Policing, and a robust volunteer program including Cadets, Explorers and Citizen Patrol. Additionally, the Police Department has LA Impact and the Foothills Special Enforcement Team (FSET), highly-trained Officers who partner within the region to respond to more serious incidents.
Our Police Department regularly partners with local residents, businesses, and agencies to develop comprehensive solutions for community issues and proactive programs to build community relationships. The Police Department builds bridges in the community through proactive community policing and outreach with the Chaplain and Neighborhood Watch Programs, Homeless Taskforce, and the School Resource Officer. The department has been recognized by national and international organizations for these innovative community policing programs.
Actively involved in the community, our Police Department prides itself on the many programs in which we participate including Read Across America, Make a Difference Day, fundraising for many great nonprofit organizations, Santa Tours and much MORE!
The City of Monrovia is seeking an exceptional individual to serve as a Police Officer (Lateral) in our Police Department. This position will offer a great deal of opportunities as well as challenges.  The ideal candidate is one who has equal respect for the community and his / her professional growth.
In Monrovia, we believe that the way in which projects are accomplished is just as important as the end result. An individual who is committed to serving with humility and who can demonstrate high emotional intelligence will be successful in the role.  Competitive candidates will have a hunger to continually search for better ways of doing things and be loyal to the organization and community.  The selected individual will be a smart, creative, and intuitive thinker and decision maker.
Functionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities related to safety, customer service and internal operations including, but not limited to:
  • Reducing crime by responding to calls for service in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Identifying criminals and criminal activity and properly documenting incidents to successfully prosecute criminals
  • Deterring opportunities for crime by changing environments through proactive enforcement and problem-solving techniques
  • Providing information to the public  regarding methods to protect themselves during emergencies
  • Performing numerous activities in support of the community policing philosophy
In addition to vehicle, bicycle, and foot patrol, Monrovia Police Officers have the opportunity to participate in a number of programs and task forces including: Traffic Safety Unit; The Duarte and Monrovia Anti-Gang Enforcement (DAMAGE) Team; The Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime (LA IMPACT) task force; The Foothill Special Enforcement team; Monrovia Unified School District task forces; and Business Watch Programs. 
The selected candidate will be expected to learn policies, procedures, and practices of the City, as well as the Monrovia Police Department and engage in the fast-paced, energetic and exciting culture of the Monrovia organization.


Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities and skills qualifying. A typical way to obtain the qualifications would be:
High school graduation or GED, age 21 or older, height and weight proportionate, vision correctable to 20/20; free from hearing impairments and currently working for a law enforcement agency as a sworn officer.
Possession of a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic certificate; valid Class C California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record.