JOIN RIALTO PD

RIALTO POLICE DEPARTMENT

We're looking for courageous men and women who have a passion to serve the community, save lives, and provide the best possible community for others to live, work, and play.

 

If this sounds like your calling in life, then spend some time on this page to see if you have what it takes to wear our badge.

READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

JOIN RIALTO PD

NOBLE PROFESSION

Law enforcement is a profession where you can make a difference in people's lives.

GREAT BENEFITS

You'll enjoy great medical, educational, and salary benefits.

PROTECTING LIVES

Rialto Police Department is the first in answering the call when people need help.

GREAT DEPARTMENT

Work alongside professionals who are passionate about serving.

"WE ARECOMMITTEDTO OUR COMMUNITY"

THE JOURNEY TO
WEARING OUR BADGE

It's a process only a select few can complete. Becoming a member of the law enforcement profession takes about two years to complete.

APPLICATION/TESTING

Applicants must complete a serious of tests, evaluations, and interviews during this phase of the hiring process.

THE FTO PROGRAM

Upon successful completion of the academy, recruits are trained and constantly tested under the watch of a field training officer.

THE ACADEMY

Hired recruits will be sent to a law enforcement academy to learn the basic skills of a police officer.

PROBATION

Once a trainee has successfully completed the FTO program, they will provide the duties of a police officer under the monitoring of department supervisors.

QUALITIES WE LOOK FOR IN APPLICANTS

Our community deserves and expects the finest people to serve in their law enforcement agency.

INTEGRITY

GOOD JUDGMENT

JOB KNOWLEDGE

PROFESSIONALISM

COURAGE

DISCRETIONARY DECISION MAKING

TEAM PLAYER

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

SELF-MOTIVATION

ENTHUSIASM

APPLICATION PROCESS

The process is lengthy because we look for only the best.

STEP 1 - APPLICATION & WRITTEN EXAM
Go to the City of Rialto website (Human Resources) and apply online. Once the application is accepted and minimum qualifications met, the applicant will be notified of the written exam date, time and location. Please make note of any special requirements when submitting your application: some positions require certain certificates or are limited to a certain number of applicants. Be as thorough and correct as possible to increase your chances of advancing to the next step.

EXPERIENCE, CHARACTER, AND EDUCATION DESIRED

YOUR EDUCATION
Most of the progressive agencies in California place a high value on a college education. An AA is a good start, but you should always consider higher education. The choice of a major is not nearly as important as the college experience itself.

PREPARING FOR A LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER

The best advice we can give to prospective law enforcement employees is right here...

DRUGS

DRUGS

Don’t do drugs and don’t associate with others who use illegal drugs! – When asked about past drug use BE HONEST!

BILLS

BILLS

The way you manage your personal finances assists the department in determining your level of responsibility and maturity.

ONLINE

ONLINE

Remember what you post on the internet represents who you are. What kind of impression are you making?

DRIVING

DRIVING

Applicants are disqualified for too many tickets, accidents, and license suspensions. In addition, make sure you are properly insured.

HONESTY

HONESTY

A lot of applicants are disqualified for lying or for integrity issues. Tell the truth no matter how embarrassed you are about your past mistakes. Remember all applicants are administered a polygraph examination during the hiring process!

PERFORMANCE

PERFORMANCE

Your employment history is very important. Make sure you develop and maintain a strong work ethic. Don’t call in sick if you are not sick, give two week’s notice if you resign from a position and report to work on time with a great attitude!

INTEGRITY

INTEGRITY

Don’t let your friends or co-workers pressure you into compromising your values or integrity. Remember integrity is “What you do when nobody is looking!"

FITNESS

FITNESS

Make sure you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Your life or somebody else’s life may depend on it!

WRITING

WRITING

Strong writing skills are very important for a successful career in law enforcement. Applicants are not selected for poor grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

IMPRESSIONS

IMPRESSIONS

We need applicants who believe in themselves. Be assertive, self-confident, outgoing, compassionate and learn to communicate well with a wide variety of people.

GENERAL DISQUALIFICATIONS
  • Incomplete, false, or illegible Personal History Statement
  • Falsification and/or omission of any requested information
  • Rude, belligerent, or otherwise unacceptable behavior towards staff
  • Untruthfulness to staff
  • Knowingly remaining in place where illegal drugs were used/sold
  • Prior arrests and convictions
  • Felony probation/parole
  • DUI conviction(s)
  • License suspension(s)
  • Traffic accident(s)/citations(s
  • Poor employment or education history/performance (i.e. continual firing, poor grades/performance reviews)
  • Financial Concerns (i.e. bankruptcies/collection accounts/failure to pay child support, etc.)

DISQUALIFICATIONS

These issues or acts will disqualify a candidate from our employment process.

So what do you think? Can you meet our requirements and expectations?

APPLY TODAY TO JOIN THE RIALTO PD

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the city of Rialto, California.
128 N. Willow Avenue
Rialto, California 92376
(909) 820-2550
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