Community Service Officer
Step One: Online Application
You may receive automated notifications via email regarding future employment opportunities with the Ontario Police Department by submitting a Job Interest Card. To complete the card, select “law enforcement” from the list of available categories and provide your personal information at the bottom of the page. If a position opens with the City of Ontario’s Police Department during the next 12 months, you will receive an email announcing that a related position has opened for recruitment. The email will be your notification that the City is accepting applications for a law enforcement related position. To be considered for the position you must submit an online application by the closing date and time listed on the job opportunity announcement. Please note the City reserves the right to limit the number of applications received.
Applications received in response to a current job opportunity are screened to determine if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position. If the minimum requirements are met the applicant is invited to continue participating in the selection process.
Step Two: Selection Process
- Application Review and Evaluation
- Performance Test
- Written Test
- Oral Interview
Step Three: Background Investigation and Administrative Interviews
|•||Your relatives, references, and acquaintances are asked to comment on your suitability for a career in law enforcement.|
|•||The information supplied regarding your educational history is examined and verified.|
|•||You must list a history of your residences.|
|•||Your work history and experience are examined with regard to your dependability, relationships with fellow workers, trustworthiness, and general job performance.|
|•||Military service records are subject to verification.|
|•||The background investigation considers your management of personal finances (however, being in debt does not automatically disqualify you).|
|•||Your criminal, driving, and insurance records are evaluated. Felony convictions will be grounds for disqualification from the selection process.|
|•||If you have a history of recent or prolonged use of illegal controlled substances (i.e., Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, etc.), you may be dismissed from the process.|
IMPORTANT! The background investigation is very thorough and time-consuming for both the applicant and the Department. If you have any concerns or questions about events in your past, the Ontario Police Department suggests that you consult with a Department Background Investigator at (909) 395-2820.
The information provided in your Personal History Questionnaire is verified in a polygraph (lie detector) test. Your fingerprints are also taken by the Department at this time.
During the background investigation process you will participate in Administrative Interviews with Department personnel including the Chief of Police.