Police Officer

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Police Department

Start a career with the LAPD that offers competitive compensation, unparalleled health benefits, and significant opportunities for advancement and specialization to expand our vision for a modern and diverse Police Department that better reflects and serves your community.

ANNUAL SALARY: $74,019 – $113,983
NOTE: Salary range applies to Police Officer I & II. Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.

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


  • At least 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age by police academy graduation.
  • 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.
  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law.