Montclair Police Department

Community • Commitment • Courage

Located in the Inland Empire on the west end of San Bernardino County, the Montclair Police Department is one of Southern California’s leading law enforcement agencies.

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We’re looking for people with leadership qualities who make good decisions and practice compassion and fairness while enforcing the law as a police officer for the City of Montclair.

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From the Chief…

Every member of the Montclair Police Department strives to provide the highest level of service to those who live, work, and visit our great city. We believe in professionally conducting ourselves in all we do and serve with integrity, honor, courage, and pride.

We diligently disrupt crime in our community, arrest criminals, and seek prosecution for those wishing to harm others. We work with our community to address issues, including quality of life concerns, mental health concerns, traffic and parking issues, and civil disputes, all while ensuring our methodology is carried out in an equitable, contemporary, and legal manner.

Our police officers and support staff are provided with the most modern technology, equipment, and training, allowing them to best serve the community. We are proud to serve a diverse populace and adapt to the community’s changing needs. We work closely with other City departments and regional organizations to facilitate the delivery of specialized services to those in need.

The City of Montclair’s elected officials support and entrust us to provide the safest environment possible for its residents, visitors, and commerce to thrive.

To provide the highest level of service possible to the City of Montclair, I must ensure the members of the Montclair Police Department are valued, not only through words but also through my actions. I strive to continually observe, mentor, and listen to the members of this organization so I may make adjustments, keep employee morale elevated, provide wellness programs to employees, and employ every possible means necessary to complete our mission statement of “Commitment to Service.”

Jason Reed

Chief of Police – Montclair Police Department

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Officer Spotlight


Name: Officer Chris Vera


Years: 4


Assignment: Patrol

“What I think is special about working patrol for the Montclair Police Department is the camaraderie we have on patrol and the trust our supervisors have in us to allow us to do our job”

You Have Options With MPD

From police officers to dispatchers, the Montclair Police Department has employment opportunities that need to be fulfilled by great people.

Police Officer Positions

Civilian Positions

Great Benefits & Incentives

Take a look at what we offer and you’ll see we’re competitive, if not better, than other employers!

Hiring Bonus*

Veterans and College Grads Bonus*

Educational Program*


Max Longevity Pay*


July 2024 Pay Increase*

POST Certificate Pay*

*Certain conditions apply. Read further details in the job details on this website or the Montclair City Jobs Website.

About Montclair PD

Discover more about our mission, values, and the profound commitment of our officers to safeguarding the Montclair community. Read more about our leadership and the people behind the badge shedding light on the dedicated individuals who uphold the highest standards of professionalism and service. Your application marks the beginning of a shared commitment to community safety and excellence in law enforcement. Welcome to the Montclair Police Department family.

This Could Be Your Call…

While the city of Montclair is a safe and peaceful place to live, work, and play, we are like any other city in Southern California. Crime happens and its up to our police officers to do their best at preventing, investigating, and solving these acts committed by criminals.

Police Searching for Suspect in Brazen Robbery of Wells Fargo in Montclair

Police say a man robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Montclair on Monday afternoon.

Authorities say the suspect was able to flee with all of the money in the bank teller’s drawer before officers arrived…

Pickup Spins and Crashes into Tree at End of San Gabriel Valley Chase

A pursuit east of Los Angeles ended Monday with a dramatic spinout and crash into a tree.

The chase was in the San Bernardino County community of Montclair before heading west into…

Montclair Police Arrest Man Suspected of Pistol-Whipping Clerk, Robbing 7-Eleven Store

Montclair police arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of robbing a 7-Eleven store and pistol-whipping a cashier last month, officials announced Tuesday. Police say Giovannie Ramirez is the man…

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Today we celebrated our four Explorers who completed and graduated from the Explorer Academy hosted by @chinopolicedept 

Congratulations Montclair Explorers and the rest of class 10-24!!! 🎉🎉🎉

And thank you @chinopolicedept for hosting our Explorers and Advisors for the week! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
Explorer Academy Day One ☝️

It’s going to be a long week, wish our Explorers luck! 🫡
Today is a special Father’s Day for Officer Soberanes as his father joins him for a ride-along on patrol! 🚔

#montclairpdca #MontclairFamily #fathersday
On Monday, the Montclair Police Department participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). LETR is an international movement that raises funds and awareness for the Special Olympics. Montclair Police received the torch from the Chino Police Department, ran through the city to support the cause, and handed it off to the Ontario Police Department. This is a cause we look forward to every year and appreciate the support from our staff and community! 

#letr4sosc #socaltorchrun #montclairpd