- Police Department
- Civilian Careers
Administrative Analyst ● Administrative Clerk ● Administrative Technician ● Animal Services Officer ● Code Enforcement ● Community Policing Technician ● Community Services Officer ● Crime Analyst ● Dispatcher ● Field Evidence Technician ● Office Assistant ● Property Clerk ● Records Clerk ● Secretary ● Training Specialist
- 1. Application
- 2. Written Examination
- 3. Oral Interview
- 4. Background & Polygraph
- 5. Medical & Psychological
Your career with the Fontana Police Department begins with an application. The application can be found on the City’s website. You can apply online or complete and return the application to Human Resources in person or by mail. Before completing the application, please read the minimum qualifications for the job in which you are interested. You cannot be considered for the position unless you meet these requirements.
Applications must be filled out completely and clearly to show that the minimum qualifications are met; incomplete or illegible application packets may result in disqualification. Resumes may be submitted, but cannot be accepted in lieu of an official application. Applications will be rejected if “SEE RESUME” is written on any portion of the “Previous Employment” section of the application.
Following a review of applications submitted, qualified applicants will be notified of date, time and place of written and physical examination.
You will take a written exam prior to moving forward to an oral interview. The written exam will based on the position being applied for. There may also be a typing certificate requirement.
There are series oral interviews that must be successfully passed in order to be hired. These oral interviews will evaluate your experience and training, problem solving ability, inter-personal skills, communications skills, and interest in the position.
Additionally, your employment, educational, criminal, and driving history will be evaluated. An applicant should be well prepared for each oral interview and dress in professional business attire.
Once an applicant is formally placed into backgrounds, they will be assigned a background investigator. The applicant will be provided with a Personal History Statement (PHS) to complete and return. The Personal History Statement will be verified during the polygraph examination.
The background process is a thorough and time consuming process. The background consists of a detailed investigation into your employment, financial, educational, criminal, military, driving, and related histories. During this time, the applicant’s references will be contacted and the information provided by the applicant will be examined and verified.
Upon completion of the background investigation, an applicant will be scheduled for a psychological evaluation and medical evaluation. A psychological exam is conducted by a city contracted psychologist and evaluates your suitability for a career in law enforcement. The medical exam is conducted by a city contracted doctor. The medical exam verifies that you do not have conditions that would physically prevent you from performing all of your duties as an civilian employee.