Attention! WCPD dispatch phone numbers will be down on 8/21/17 between 0000 and 0600 hours. Please use 626-962-2405 and 626-962-2406 until 8/22/17.
West Covina Police DepartmentWest Covina Police Department

Why WCPD?

  • Because we are redefining law enforcement.  In our philosophy, in our approach, and in our actions.
  • Because we are personally committed to the City, to each other, and to the members of our community.
  • Because our culture is built on advancement and opportunity.  Our officers enjoy access to the latest tools and training.
  • The West Covina Police Department, bonded together by common purpose.  Held together by shared experience.

Join our family today, and serve with the best.

Police Officer Lateral

SALARY:

$6,027 – $7,326/mo

DUTIES:

Police Officers perform general law enforcement duties and may have the opportunity to specialize in the selected fields of juvenile law; narcotic and dangerous drug enforcement; community relations; traffic enforcement and investigation; criminal investigation; and other equally challenging tasks.

BENEFITS:

Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement, Senior Officer Pay (Longevity), Retiree Medical Benefit, Tuition Reimbursement, Education Incentive, Bilingual Skills Pay, Uniform Allowance, Bereavent Leave

Click here to see if the City of West Covina is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Lateral

Police Recruit

SALARY:

$3,908 – $4,749/mo

DUTIES:

Police Officers perform general law enforcement duties and may have the opportunity to specialize in the selected fields of juvenile law; narcotic and dangerous drug enforcement; community relations; traffic enforcement and investigation; criminal investigation; and other equally challenging tasks.

BENEFITS:

Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Plan, State Disability Insurance, Retirement, Retirement Health Savings Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Bereavement Leave, Bilingual Allowance, Employee Assistance Program

Click here to see if the City of West Covina is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Recruit

Civilian Support

Come be a part of the West Covina Police Department and support the community with a rewarding career as a member of our civilian staff.

Public Safety Dispatcher

SALARY:

$3,530 – $4,290/mo

DUTIES:

Under supervision, receives emergency calls; dispatches police, fire, or other City or contract vehicles; maintains radio contact and status of vehicles in the field; operates a computer terminal; answers non-emergency calls for service, giving general information to callers and making necessary connections with other departments; provides basic emergency medical first aid instructions via telephone; and does related work as required.

BENEFITS:

Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Plan,  Retirement, Retirement Health Savings Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Bereavement Leave, Bilingual Allowance, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account

Click here to see if the City of West Covina is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher

Police Cadet

SALARY:

$11.19 – $12.33/hr

DUTIES:

The Police Cadet program is a trainee program designed for career development into the law enforcement field as a Police Officer. The Police Cadet is under immediate to general supervision, and performs non-hazardous duties throughout the Police Department. Essential functions include: general parking enforcement and issuance of parking citations; investigates and writes a selected variety of crime and traffic collision reports when no suspect is present; collects and preserves evidence; performs clerical assignments; answers telephone requests; processes reports and maintains records and files; performs fingerprinting; provides information and assistance to the public; performs custodial checks on inmates; collects monies for public requests of documents; performs crossing guard duties; performs traffic control; serves subpoenas; and performs other related duties as assigned.

BENEFITS (Part-Time):

Medicare, Part-Time Seasonal & Temporary Employees Deferred Compensation (Retirement Plan)

Click here to see if the City of West Covina is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Cadet

Jailer

SALARY:

$3,324 – $4,042/mo

DUTIES:

Under general supervision, receives, processes, and searches prisoners; books, photographs, and fingerprints suspects; oversees permitted phone calls; maintains records related to suspects in custody; observes and routinely checks persons in custody to assure their health and safety; issues food and supplies; checks and maintains inventory; returns prisoners’ property upon release; prepares prisoners for court appearances and transports and releases prisoners to the custody of the court; performs routine housekeeping duties on weekends; accesses LIVE-SCAN for proof of prisoner identification when necessary; and successfully completes a 24-hour annual training program and all other in-service training as required. Employees shall be required to work 12-hour rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends and must successfully complete 172 hours of Standard and Training for Corrections (S.T.C.) Core Training.

BENEFITS:

Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Plan, Retirement, Retirement Health Savings Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Uniform Allowance, Bilingual Allowance, Bereavement Leave, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program

Click here to see if the City of West Covina is currently accepting applications for the position of Jailer

Police Explorer

VOLUNTEER POSITION

DUTIES:

Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement.  The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities.  The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.

Nationally, over 33,000 Explorers and 8,425 adult volunteers participate in Law Enforcement Exploring.  The program highlights include: the National Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academies, ride-alongs, career achievement awards, National Law Enforcement Exploring Conferences, and scholarship opportunities.  Law Enforcement Exploring combines training with community service and ride-alongs in police vehicles.

Click here to see if the City of West Covina is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Explorer

Community Service Officer

SALARY:

$3,192 – $3,881/mo

DUTIES:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of non-hazardous duties in support of sworn personnel, including report preparation, investigation and public education; may be assigned to uniformed and non-uniformed positions in Patrol, Crime Prevention, Evidence, Administration, Investigation, or other duty within the Police Department, as designated by the Police Chief; most positions require shift work; new incumbents are typically assigned to uniformed field duty and permitted transfer to other assignments as vacancies arise.

BENEFITS:

Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Plan, Retirement, Retirement Health Savings Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Uniform Allowance, Bilingual Allowance, Bereavement Leave, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program

Click here to see if the City of West Covina is currently accepting applications for the position of Community Service Officer

Records Specialist

SALARY:

$2,773 – $3,372/mo

DUTIES:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of specialized clerical tasks involving the development, maintenance, retention, and retrieval of Police Department records; provides general clerical support to department staff. Receives information from victims of selected crimes and documents related information; Inputs and processes a variety of police records and reports, including complaints, arrest records, warrants, citations, and crime and traffic reports; Assists department personnel, the public, and outside agencies by obtaining reports and related information in accordance with established regulations; Access automated justice systems to enter, modify, and retrieve related data; Accepts bail and receives fees; prepares receipts, standard forms, and records in accordance with established procedure; Types a variety of documents using a computer; proofreads documents for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation; and prepares mailings; Posts and tabulates numeric data; Performs matron duties; temporarily cares for juveniles when assigned; Assists in training new personnel as assigned.

BENEFITS (Part-Time):

Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Plan, Retirement, Retirement Health Savings Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Uniform Allowance, Bilingual Allowance, Bereavement Leave, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program

Click here to see if the City of West Covina is currently accepting applications for the position of Records Specialist

POLICE VOLUNTEER

DUTIES:

The West Covina Police Department has expanded its volunteer program, and is seeking new volunteers.  Previously, the Police Department’s SHOP (Seniors Helping Our Police) program was limited to volunteers age 55 or older. Now, the new “West Covina Police Volunteers” program is open to volunteers who are age 40 or older. This expanded volunteer program allows citizens to channel their energy back into the community by performing non-hazardous public safety duties on a volunteer basis. This frees up police officers, who are made more available to fulfill essential emergency and law enforcement duties in the field. Volunteers work two-person teams in fully equipped marked vehicles, seven days a week, performing duties likemarking abandoned or illegally parked vehicles, performing vacation house checks for residents, serving subpoenas, issuing parking citations, and more.  Since the program’s inception in 1991, West Covina Police Volunteers have volunteered over 170,000 hours, marking over 14,000 abandoned or illegally parked vehicles, performing over 20,000 vacation house checks for residents, serving over 8,000 subpoenas and issuing over 30,000 parking citations. So if you’re age 40 or over, in good physical condition, possess a valid California Driver’s License and are willing to put in a minimum of 4 hours of volunteer service per week, please call (626) 939-8500 for more information.

While the primary function of volunteers is to assist patrol officers in non-hazardous duties, traveling the streets of West Covina in 2-person fully equipped marked vehicles, volunteers perform many duties, including the following:

  • Parking Enforcement
  • Abandoned Vehicle Checks
  • Traffic Control
  • Vacation House Checks
  • Assisting Disabled Motorists
  • Delivering Court Documents
  • Serving Subpoenas
  • Special Event Assistance
  • Vehicle Transportation
  • and more!

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer for the West Covina Police Department; please complete the Volunteer Application and bring into the West Covina Police Department.  Once your application has been reviewed you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator for the next step.

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