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Beginning Thursday, June 26, 2014. Candidate Assistance Program (CAP) at the Elysian Park will now be held at Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center 1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-9 PM.

NEW EMPLOYMENT PREP WORKSHOPS are held every 4th Wednesday of the month 6-8pm at the Personnel Building Commission Room (700 E. Temple St., LA 90012) Learn how to get your business in order to be able to successfully navigate the Police Officer selection process. Click here for more information.

Consider starting a rewarding career where you earn a good salary, fantastic benefits and the important responsibility To protect and to serve...Our community...


  • Honestly evaluate your background. Click here to see the Background Standards and identify if you have any issues that may negatively impact your application.
  • Complete the Public Safety Online Application! Before appearing to take the written test, click "Apply Now" in the top left hand corner above. Answer the questions to see if you meet the minimum qualifications, preview any background areas that may need to be more closely evaluated during the background investigation process, and gain a better understanding of what will be expected of you as a Los Angeles Police Officer.
  • Print-out your results. Bring a copy with you to make your check-in faster.
  • Take the written test. The exam is offered almost daily - right in your back yard! Once you are ready, click APPLY NOW! banner to start the online application. Check the Calendar of Events for locations near you!

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NOT READY FOR FULL-TIME YET? But you still want to make a difference... FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR EXCITING RESERVES PROGRAM!  Click the new RESERVES tab on the left or call (310) 342-3160

Candidate Assistance Program (CAP)

Did you know that new Police Officers are tested for physical fitness on the 3rd day of the Police Academy? Watch the video here.

CAP is the best way to prepare. Click here for class times and dates. Saturday Sessions are 7:30 am to 10:30 am at the Ahmanson Recruit Training Center only.

The Valley location is Devonshire Community Police Station 10250 Etiwanda Ave, Northridge, CA 91325. Meet at the park adjacent to Devonshire at the corner of Devonshire Street and Etwanda Ave. Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-9 PM.

Rainy Day Schedule: If it is raining 30 minutes prior to start time, CAP will be canceled. Women's CAP is Rain or Shine!

About the LAPD

Los Angeles is one of the most ethnically and geographically diverse cities in the nation, sprawling across 465 square miles where residents speak more than 220 languages. From the mountains to the beaches, no other city offers what Los Angeles does.

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the best and brightest individuals who want to make a change in their lives and a difference in their communities. A world-class police force that has long set the standard of excellence for police training and performance, no other job can offer you the opportunity for growth, enrichment, and range of experience like the Los Angeles Police Department. With a competitive starting salary, excellent benefits, and compressed work schedules, a career with the LAPD provides you with the security and flexibility to enjoy all the rewards that the City of Los Angeles has to offer.

The LAPD is one of the largest, most highly regarded law enforcement agencies in the country. The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. The LAPD offers exceptional careers in many areas of law enforcement for men and women from all backgrounds who are seeking professional growth and personal satisfaction.

If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you.

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