Become a Glendale Police Officer

Join Team Glendale !

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We embrace a Concierge Policing philosophy, rather than only crime response or punishment. If you are the type of person who would rather help identify the source of the problem than be just that reactionary responder, then Glendale Police is the department for you.

New Hires are eligible for a $10,000 bonus!  We are always accepting applications to join our team. Testing will be announced at various times over the year, but we are happy to review your application, and will keep it on file. 

We primarily hire those who are already POST certified, or are in an accredited police academy.  At this time, we do not sponsor recruits wanting to attend.  

Lateral applicants hired will be eligible for $10,000 signing bonus as well! 

Salary step-increases for laterals are available based on past experience, training, and satisfactory performance through the probationary period of employment with the Glendale Police Department. Once eligible, after completing a shortened FTO/probation, and submitting proof of previous training, we have very clear criteria for the step requirements for all levels of police competency and the salary would start much higher than entry level applicants.

Our benefits are bar-none. We offer 10 hour shifts with 3 days off, and provide Employee health insurance through Cofinity, at no cost to the individual. The employee plus spouse is $39.31 per bi-weekly check. Employee with child or children is $35.96 and if the Employee is covering family (Spouse and child/children) it is $62.86 per paycheck. Dental and Vision are included.

We have Flexible Spending Accounts, tuition reimbursement and 9% of officer’s annual salary is paid into a 401(a) by the city, with the ability to also invest in a 457 retirement plan.

There is even a Complimentary membership for employee and dependent family members to Glendale Sports Center, just to name a few!

Application 2019 (PDF)


The primary purpose of this position is to assist the CLO/UD (Community Liaison / Urban Development) officers in the analysis of crime patterns and trends, development and implementation of community safety initiatives, coordination of directed patrol efforts and evaluation of new and existing developments for adherence to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) criteria.

The Crime Analyst will also assist the Office of Emergency Management in evaluating and refining the Department’s disaster preparedness efforts. The Crime Analyst may conduct workshops and training for businesses, residents, and city employees regarding criminal trends and emergency preparedness. Analyst will be tasked with developing relationships with various local, state, regional, federal and non-governmental organizations in order to enhance the operations of the City of Glendale.

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience in this or a related field.  

Full Time, $48,000 per year with FULL Benefits  General Application