The City of Montebello is seeking customer service driven, and
motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in
law enforcement to join the Police Department as a Police
The philosophy of the Cadet program is to prepare the Cadet for
future employment in law enforcement. To accomplish this goal and
to give Cadet a broader perspective of police work, the Cadet will
work various assignments within the department.
This is temporary, unclassified, part-time position. The position
is exempt from Civil Service Rules and Regulations; therefore,
Police Cadets may be discharged by the Chief of Police without a
right of appeal. Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
General parking enforcement and issuance of parking
Performing traffic control
Preparing reports for impounding of vehicles
Investigating and writing a selected variety of crime and traffic
collision reports when no suspect is present
Collecting and preserving evidence
Appearing and testifying in court
Providing information and assistance to the public at the front
Answering telephone requests for police services
Collecting monies for public requests of documents
Performing clerical assignments and support for department
Processing reports and maintaining records and files
Preparing misdemeanor cases for filing with the District
Performing routine jail functions such as custodial checks on
inmates, searches, booking, fingerprinting, and other necessary
Performing crossing guard duties
Conducting tours of city facilities
Maintaining police vehicles
Performing other related duties as assigned
Patrol city parks and enforce state and municipal laws
Other Job Related Duties:
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Job related and Essential Functions:
Modern offices practices, methods, and computer equipment and
English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
Safe driving principles and practices.
Learn pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, Penal and Vehicle
codes and regulations including administrative and departmental
policies and procedures and police terminology.
Maintain files alphabetically, numerically, or by subject
Handle multiple concurrent tasks with numerous interruptions.
Utilize independent judgment involving the interpretation of
instructions and performance of assigned duties.
Assist the public with diplomacy and tact.
Deal constructively with conflict.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays.
Ability to lift 50lbs
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
No law enforcement experience is required, experience as Police
Explorer or equivalent is desirable.
High school graduation or GED or CHSPE equivalent.
Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
(Accrediting organization must be recognized by the U.S. Department
of Education) and carrying six or more units per semester, or nine
or more units per quarter, with a cumulative GPA of at least
If a Police Cadet, prior to reaching their 24th birthday, fails to
be appointed as a Law Enforcement Recruit, or other position within
the Police Department, that Police Cadet will be released from
employment. Police Cadets who complete an Associate's Degree or
Bachelor's Degree may remain in the program until their 24th
832 PC Laws of Arrest:
Applicants if selected and hired must have the ability to
successfully complete an 832PC Laws of Arrest course.
Must be between the ages of 18 through 22 at time of
Applicant must possess a valid California driver's license.
Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to a written
examination in which the California Peace Officer Standards and
Training, POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLET B)
will be administered. Those candidates who successfully pass the
written exam with a T-SCORE of 48 will be invited to an oral board
interview. Failure on the written or interview exam will remove the
candidate from further consideration. Candidates who successfully
pass the written and oral will have to complete a full background
investigation which will include a polygraph and a medical exam. A
Command Oral Exam will also be had prior to appointment.
Oral Board Interview:
Candidates who successfully pass the written exam will be invited
to an Oral Board Interview. Candidates who do not pass the Oral
Board Interview will be disqualified from the hiring and selection
process. Those who have achieved the highest passing scores will be
invited to participate in the background process.
All applicants who successfully pass the written PELLET B test,
oral board interview and polygraph exam and are selected to move
forward in the hiring and selection process must complete an
extensive background investigation. The background will follow the
California Peace Officer Standards and Training (CA. POST)
guidelines. Failure to pass a background will result in
disqualification from the hiring and selection process.
As part of the hiring and selection process applicants must
participate in and pass a medical exam.