The Covina Police Department seeks men and women who understand, possess, and practice the traits Honor, Integrity and Service, and who have a strong desire for a law enforcement career. The law enforcement hiring process is lengthy, arduous, and unlike any process in the private sector. Often, persons whose personal history eliminate them as Covina Police Department candidates needlessly apply. The background process for all positions at the police department is stringent, and often underestimated by police department applicants. Our goal is to provide information to persons interested in a law enforcement career, and to answer questions in order to ensure applicants are fully informed before making the decision to apply. If you wish to learn more about the hiring, background, or testing processes, we invite you to contact Professional Standard's Sergeant Trevor Gaumer by email
or phone 626-384-5601.
On September 7, 2013 applicants for the positions of Police Recruit and Police Reserve officer took part in Physical Agility and Written Tests at the Orange County Sheriff's Academy in Tustin. All newly hired officers that have not already completed academy training, will attend this academy to obtain their Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate.
Important Information - Before you Apply
Personal Appearance / Tattoo Policy / No Exceptions: While on duty or representing the Department in an official capacity, tattoos, body art, body piercings or alterations of the body visible in department issued and authorized uniforms or attire is prohibited. Attempts to conceal tattoos, body art, body piercings or alterations of the body using “Arm bands”, bandages, or any other means is unacceptable. This means tattoos on the hands, fingers, neck and face are disqualifiers. Tattoos on the arm below the length of the short sleeve shirt will require an employee to wear a long sleeve uniform shirt, regardless the summer temperature (no exceptions). If you do not qualify based on this policy please do not apply.
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