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Mentor Bios

Did you know that the Los Angeles Police Department has a dedicated group of mentors that are actual Police Officers? Your mentors are available Monday - Thursday from 6:00 am - 5:00 pm. Mentors may additionally be available on Fridays, weekends and after business hours to help you succeed by:

  • Providing info about recruitment events where your specific issues may be addressed
  • Assisting in filling out documentation and preparing for test parts
  • Helping you prepare for the Police Academy
  • Providing information regarding what to expect as an LAPD Police Officer
  • Answering any additional questions you may have

Introducing...the people that know best! Our mentors help guide candidates through the LAPD hiring process...they've been all over LAPD and seen it all. Read their sections to find out a little more about them.


Mentor: Officer Mulligan

Officer Mulligan

Not originally from California, Officer Mulligan has spent over 23 years on the force. Some of her experiences have included patrol time in the valley, the Jeopardy program (at-risk youth), the Abused Child Unit, and the Investigative Control Unit. (Click here to continue...)


Mentor: Officer Gourdine

Officer Gourdine

Originally from the Los Angeles area, Officer Gourdine has spent over 18 years on the force. Some of his experiences have included patrol time in the Harbor Division, narcotic and vice detail, detective work focusing on auto-detail, CRASH - gang detail, and the kids and cops program. (Click here to continue...)


Mentor: Officer Miller

Officer Miller

Originally from South Los Angeles, Officer Miller came to the LAPD after spending 6 years with the airport police, and has now been on the force for over 16 years.
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Mentor: Officer Howell

Officer Howell

Originally from the Los Angeles area, Officer Howell has spent over 23 years on the force. Some of her experiences have included patrol time in Wilshire (where she grew up), vice detail, and the D.A.R.E. program. She says patrol was great because she had a wonderful partner and was able to use the relationships she had built up in the community. (Click here to continue...)


Downloads: Fitness Log Downloads: Nutrition Guide Downloads: PHS Prep Downloads: Personal History Form Downloads: Release and Waiver Only Downloads: Scheduling Booklet Downloads: Credit Authorization