Lateral Application

The Whittier Police Department has a long history of regularly hiring lateral applicants.  As a Department that comprised in part of lateral transfers from a variety of agencies, our family culture and diversity will make the Whittier Police Department a perfect workplace for you.  Our field training program, supervisors and management team will make your transition to the Whittier Police Department a comfortable learning experience.  We value your past experience and interest in our organization.

Lateral applicants receive additional starting benefits to allow for a smooth transition from your previous law enforcement employer:

  • Full-time law enforcement service credit towards vacation accrual seniority
  • Up to 40 hours of sick time from your previous law enforcement employer
  • Up to 40 hours of vacation time from your previous law enforcement employer
  • 40 hours of special leave to be used throughout your probationary period

Please visit our salary and benefit page to learn about our competitive package.  If you have any questions, please call our recruitment desk at (562) 567-9209 or (562) 567-9208.