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Upland Police Department


Job Opportunities with the Upland Police Department

Careers In Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement At the Upland Police Department Include The Following Specialties:


  • Peace Officer (Regular)
  • Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Forensics Specialist
  • Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Peace Officer (Reserve)
  • Records Specialist
  • Police Services Technician


Click here to view current job openings.


You may also call the City of Upland job hotline at (909) 931-4175.


All applicants for regular peace officer positions must complete a state-certified police academy. The intensive format curriculum encompasses 22 weeks of training while the extended format curriculum encompasses 50 weeks (classes conducted evenings and weekends). Applicants for reserve officer positions must complete a minimum of reserve training modules A and B (total of approximately 190 hours of training conducted evenings and weekends).


The Upland Police Department recruits peace officer candidates by visiting local police academies and advertising through flyers and local newspapers. Additionally, the Department always looks to hire from within by considering outstanding reserve officers for regular officer positions. Qualified candidates can expect to compete by completing a written test and participating in two oral boards.


The State of California mandates minimum standards for peace officers and public safety dispatchers.


Minimum Standards For Peace Officers:

  • Be a citizen of the US or a permanent resident that has applied for citizenship.
  • Be at least 18 years of age (Most law enforcement agencies set this minimum at 21)
  • Be fingerprinted for purposes of a state and national search for criminal record.
  • Be of good moral character, as determined by a background investigation.
  • Be a high school graduate or pass the GED.
  • Pass physical and psychological suitability examinations.
  • Successfully complete a minimum probationary period of 12 months. (Upland Police Department probationary period is 15 months)
  • (Although not mandated by the State, most agencies require applicants to pass a polygraph examination)
  • The Following Persons Are Disqualified From Holding Office As A Peace Officer:
  • Felony conviction in California or any other state.
  • Charged with a felony and adjudged to be mentally incompetent.
  • Found not guilty of a felony by reason of insanity.
  • Determined to be a mentally disordered sex offender.
  • Adjudged addicted or in danger of being addicted to narcotics.
  • Minimum Standards For Public Safety Dispatchers:
  • Evaluation of oral communication skills (Battery of standardized tests).
  • Complete a thorough background investigation.
  • Medical examination.
  • Successfully complete a minimum probationary period of 12 months.
  • Background Investigations On Peace Officer Applicants Are Conducted In Consideration Of The Following 15 Job Dimensions:
  • Communications skills
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Learning Ability
  • Judgment under pressure
  • Observational skills
  • Willingness to confront problems
  • Interest in people
  • Credibility as a witness in a court of law
  • Interpersonal Sensitivity
  • Desire for self-improvement
  • Appearance
  • Dependability
  • Physical ability
  • Integrity
  • Operation of a motor vehicle


Anyone interested in a career in law enforcement/criminal justice in the City of Upland should call the Upland Job Hotline at (909) 931-4175.

For further information on qualification and training requirements, contact Police Training Coordinator Cache Myers at (909) 946-7624, extension 3330.