Our Mission

The men and women of the Monrovia Police Department believe that our fundamental duty is to serve all citizens within our boundaries with fairness, compassion, and respect. To this end, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our community. We promote courtesy and responsiveness in dealing with the many diverse citizens we serve. We seek a partnership with our population for community advocacy, pursuing answers to root problems as well as incidents, with the goal of making our city safer for all to live, work, and recreate. We demand excellence in the quality of our law enforcement, stressing professionalism, integrity and timeliness, so that those we serve may feel secure.

From the members of our department we expect honesty, candor and a sense of pride in doing the best they can. We encourage the flow of information and exchange of ideas. We are relentless in the identification, apprehension and prosecution of criminals. We value innovation and proactive approaches in meeting our crime prevention and enforcement responsibilities, and recognize the importance of each individual’s role in the organization. Through education, training and future planning, we maintain highly capable guardians of the community, and expect them to be known for their character, commitment and competence.

Above all, we remember our sworn oath to ensure the Constitutional rights of all people. We serve them with honor, treat them with dignity, and welcome their assistance in assuring the safety and security of our community.

How We Serve Our Community

Alan Sanvictores, Chief of Police

Thank you for your interest in a career with the Monrovia Police Department. We need men and women of the highest caliber to continue to provide the high quality of service the citizens of this city expect and deserve. 

The law enforcement profession is constantly changing.  New technologies are being implemented to help us do our job more efficiently and effectively.  We need intelligent, highly motivated people that can utilize these new technologies and continually adapt to these changes to improve our service to the community.

The Monrovia Police Department has been at the forefront of community policing practices for over 25 years.  During that time, we have won several international and state community policing awards for our innovative programs.  Since 1995, we have seen a 470% decrease in violent crime and a 220% decrease in property crime.  These impacts on crime have come from a collaborative effort by police staff, city staff and community members.

If you want to be a part of an innovative, problem solving, collaborative team that enjoys the support of the community they serve, then Monrovia is the place for you to begin a law enforcement career.

If you have any questions about the hiring process or need assistance, please contact our Personnel and Training office at (626)256-8021.

What We Do


The Monrovia Police Department is seeking to fill positions with motivated professionals who want to be a part of a team that strives to enhance a dynamic, innovative, and result-orientated organization!

The Support Services Division is managed by one police captain who has overall responsibility for management of the Records; Communications, Crime Analysis and Technology (CCAT); Detective and Community Policing Bureaus.

The Operations Division includes Uniform Services, Bicycle Patrol and Police Motorcycle for traffic enforcement.  Operations Division also includes two Community Services Officers, one in Personnel and Training and one in Patrol.

Records processes and maintains all crime and arrest reports, citations, and other related documents, as well as prepares and receives documents for court, report statistics, and processes and retains property and evidence.

Responsible for follow up and completion of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases and preparation of these cases for filing with the District Attorney’s Office.  The Special Enforcement Team (SET) is also managed through this Bureau.

The Communications Center, Crime Analysis and Technology Bureau is the public safety answering point for both the Police and Fire Departments. It handles on average 2,100 telephone calls, dispatch 1,500 calls for service and process 27,900

Improve the quality of life for Monrovia residents by targeting criminal and social problems in the community, coordinating and managing Neighborhood Watch and is involved in many other aspects.