The Montebello Police Department is a full service organization committed to traditional values of close community involvement and the value of the individual employee. The Montebello Police Department is big enough to provide challenge and variety, yet small enough to treat each employee as a person, not a number. The agency consists of 84 sworn Officers, 17 Reserve Officers, and 45 Civilian personnel organized into three divisions: Field Services, Investigative Services, and Support Services. A Reserve Officer Corps, a Police Chaplain Corps, a Police Explorer Program and a civilian Citizen’s on Patrol program augment the Department. The department maintains specialized units in many areas including, Traffic Investigations, Adult and Juvenile Investigations, Narcotics Investigations, Gang Investigations, K-9 unit, and a Training bureau. Selection to specialized assignments is made based on the employee’s knowledge, interest, ability and performance in their current field. Individual career development is encouraged through extensive advanced training and educational assistance programs.
The Department management team consists of the Chief of Police, 2 Captains, 6 Lieutenants, 10 Sergeants, and 2 Civilian Supervisors. Upward mobility is stressed, with an emphasis on promoting from within whenever possible.
The Montebello Police Department is a modern, progressive agency, which takes advantage of the rapid advancements in law enforcement technology. The Communications, Records, and Investigative units make extensive use of computer aided dispatching and report management systems.