Many applicants have questions about becoming a member of the Chino Police Department. These questions include:
How do I become a Police Officer?
Information and resources on how to become a police officer are best answered by visiting the Peace Officer Standards and Training P.O.S.T. website www.post.ca.gov. P.O.S.T. is the State of California governing body which regulates selection and training standards for peace officers and public safety dispatchers. www.post.ca.gov/About_Us/What_is_POST.asp
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What positions are currently available at Chino PD?
The positions for which applications are currently being accepted are posted on the City of Chino “Jobs” webpage at www.cityofchino.org/jobs. This website is updated regularly. You can also view the job descriptions, qualifications, and requirements for each position.
How do I apply?
Applications are available from the Human Resources Department at City Hall, or you may download an application in either a PDF format or as a Word document. Completed (typed) applications can be emailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens after I submit my application?
Applications undergo a prescreening process. If your application is selected for processing, you will be contacted by a representative of the Human Resources Department to be scheduled for testing and/or an oral interview. The frequency of testing is scheduled based on the needs of the Department and the number of vacant positions.
Do I have to take the Physical Ability Test (PAT) even though I’m currently attending or graduated from the police academy?
Yes. All police officer applicants, including laterals, must pass the PAT. The PAT for Chino PD consists of a 1½ mile run which must be completed in 15 minutes or less. This is a pass/fail component. After successful completion, you will undergo the P.O.S.T. test. You must meet P.O.S.T. minimum standards.
What will disqualify me from a background investigation?
The Chino Police Department does not have a policy regarding automatic disqualifications. However, the Department does maintain very high selection standards. The outcome of a background investigation is generally not something that can be determined prior to actually conducting the investigation. Minimum requirements and automatic disqualifications are set by P.O.S.T. These can be found in the Background Investigation Manual at www.post.ca.gov/selection/bim/bi-manual.asp. Otherwise, a candidate’s suitability for a position in law enforcement is based on the totality of the individual’s personal history. A decision is made by evaluating and considering individual circumstances in each area of inquiry. A background investigation may include inquiries into employment, military, financial, driving, residential, educational, and legal histories, as well as other areas to assess the candidate’s character.
I have more questions. Where can I find answers?
Have you checked the P.O.S.T. website? www.post.ca.gov