Police Officer

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Police Department
Salary: $59,716.00-$91,955.00

Department: Los Angeles Police Department

Salary range applies to Police Officer I & II. *Salary is subject to change. Check www.JoinLAPD.com for details.


  • As a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department, a Police Officer maintains order, enforces laws and ordinances, and protects life and property.
  • Issues citations, makes arrests, prepares reports, and provides information to the public and departmental units.
  • Works with neighborhood associations and community members as a planner, community organizer, problem solver and information link; and does related work.


  1. At least 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age by police academy graduation.
  2. Graduation from a U.S. high school, G.E.D. or equivalent from a U.S. institution, or a California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) certificate is required. A two or four year college degree from an accredited U.S. or foreign institution may be substituted for the high school requirements. Documentation demonstrating that the institution is accredited must be submitted prior to taking the written test.
  3. United States citizenship, or non-citizens must be permanent resident aliens who, in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), are eligible and have applied for citizenship. Documentation that the USCIS accepted the candidate's application for citizenship prior to the written test date must be submitted during the selection process.

POST-Certified Candidates May: 

Be selectively certified (considered for hire prior to other candidates due to their advanced training).

A POST qualified candidate for this examination must have completed a POST-certified Basic Police Academy within the last three years.

If you meet this criterion, submit a copy of your certificate of completion of a POST-certified Basic Police Academy or your Basic Certificate issued by POST to Room 150 of the Personnel Department Building (address below).

Candidates who do not meet this criterion may be considered for hire based upon their rank on the eligible list, and if appointed, will receive POST training.