Thursday, August 6, 2015

How to Apply for a Job on the Sierra Madre Police Department!

Can you wear the blue?
The reputation of Sierra Madre City Hall these days is they don't care to hire anyone from the Foothill Village to fill any of its available jobs. Often the recruitment advertising for those jobs, while out there for certain folks to see, doesn't even show up in any of the recognized Sierra Madre publications, either on-line or in print. And after all, you can hardly apply for any currently open jobs that you don't actually know about.

Since jobs here don't always show up in the local Help Wanted pages, as a public service we here at The Tattler figured we should change that by posting notable available Sierra Madre jobs on this site every once in a while. That way, should you decide that such a career is the right fit for your hopes and dreams, you can actually apply for it.

Today we are posting the notice for the position of officer on the Sierra Madre Police Department. The actual written application, which is where you answer all of the usual aggravating questions, is here (link). The notice describing all that you will be applying for, including salary and benefits (including CalPERS retirement information) appears below. Click on each panel to enlarge.

Good luck in your job hunt!


All applications are due no later than August 21. Be sure to tell them The Tattler sent you!

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33 comments:

  1. Just like sports! They get a signing bonus!

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    1. I could use that. I am pretty deep in the hole to my bookie.

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    2. I asked for a singing bonus but the Chief can't carry a tune.

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  2. High school diploma? Really? That's it?

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    1. Sheriffs require a two or four year degree.
      http://www.lawenforcementedu.net/california/los-angeles-county/

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    2. They don't need to give a signing bonus. Anybody would be a fool not to take a job in relatively low crime Sierra Madre.

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    3. Ok, but you do have people who water their lawns too much.

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    4. A H.S. diploma and a 6 month "POST" training certificate. Thats it. I don't take a rocket scientist to enforce laws.

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    5. Why would they need more education than that?

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    6. Communicate better with highly educated Sierra Madreans.

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    7. It's not like Sierra Madre will be used as the place for the next True Detective Show. Its a low stress city for cops.

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    8. Someone should read the "fine print"
      •You must have one of the following education requirements: •High school diploma or GED equivalent
      •Pass the California High School Proficiency Examination
      •Have a 2 year, 4 year, or higher degree from an accredited institution
      Just about the same throughout the state..

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  3. I wanna know!!!!! Did the chief have surgery to lose weight? How did he do that?

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    1. tennis with the mayor.

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    2. Must have been, 7:19. Too much difference too fast for it to have been anything else.

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    3. He has really dropped some weight fast.

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    4. Maybe his doctor read him the riot act.

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  4. There is the proof, the SD is smarter.

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  5. Need not apply if you live in Sierra Madre or are Wasp. Prefer that all applicants be Hispanic!

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  6. Loyalty to the city manager carries more weight than loyalty to the residents.

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    1. Loyalty to the city manager is the first and most important requirement.

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  7. I sure hope someone questions Elaine on yesterday's story. She okays what Inman does. And if they question her, make sure they verify what they're told. There's a scheme afoot and means someone is making money!

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    1. I have heard that there has been some conversation. Elaine and Bruce are in the dog house. And not just for that. We have a city council that expects results.

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    2. It's a weird quality I've seen Bruce work over the years - people believe what he says. Why? Don't know. But council after council has sort of said "Right, Bruce, thanks."

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  8. Loyalty to the city manager is the only requirement.

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    1. Yep. No initiative, no independent thinking. Just downcast eyes and a "yes ma'am."

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    2. Inman brings back to the council what they ask of him including that proposal for a consultant. That Elaine influences him is obvious, and because she has to have absolute power over all of her staff, he is made to look like a lackey to the public. Bruce Inman may not be the brightest or best we've had, but better than most and does his best in what he has control of. We could do worse.

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    3. Can Bruce type 45 words per minute?

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  9. Why should how the police chiefs weght loss matter now?
    We needed to make fittness a priority to get a job as a police officer in the first place.

    The real issue is that we need the Sherrif's to take over Sierra Madre. We all know the
    present force does not work, not only beause they are lazy, but because education improves
    us. Not to say all cops make great decisions, but in many states you must have a 2 year degree.

    Time for a big change.

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    1. The reason the SMPOA fights the Sheriffs as hard as they do is they know half of their members would wash out.

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    3. Yep. The dirty secret. Half of the SMPD would be DQ'd.

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