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Step 1 - Complete the Online Application

Click on this link to complete your application: https://mypd.joinlapd.com/, which consists of two (2) parts:

  1. Registered Information - personal application information
  2. Application Questionnaire - recruitment source information
     

Step 2 - Take the Multiple Choice test On-line or In-Person

Multiple Choice Test The Multiple Choice (MC) Test is an 80-item test that evaluates your ability to read and write. There are four sections on the test:  Clarity, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary. If you pass the MC, your score does not expire. If you fail, you may retake the MC after three months.

OPTION 1

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING THE TEST ONLINE

Before you can be scheduled for the on-line test, you must complete both of the following steps. After you have completed these two steps, you will receive a unique test code for the online Multiple-Choice Test within one week.

  1. Complete a Police Officer application on https://mypd.joinlapd.com/, if you have not done so already.
  2. Create a profile and submit an application on the Personnel Website by clicking the “Apply” icon at the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity/jobs/2787064/police-officer-2214?keywords=police%20officer&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs. Please note that this is a second application that must completed to enable on-line testing. The remaining test parts in the Police Officer selection process will be scheduled and/or administered on the mypd.joinlpad.com website.

NOTE: You MUST present a valid State or Federal issued photo identification card when appearing for an in-person test. Any candidate who does not have a valid State or Federal issued photo identification card WILL NOT be allowed to take the test.

OPTION 2
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING THE IN-PERSON TEST
In-Person testing, candidates can view In-Person testing locations and dates here: https://mypd.joinlapd.com/Recruitment_Cal/

PREPARATION

  • high school english books
  • reading and writing sections of test preparation books
  • community college courses in reading and writing

Effective 11/8, Police Officer Candidates attending indoor in-person tests will need to provide proof of Vaccination. 

Types of Acceptable Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (White Card) - front and back

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Digital Vaccination Record
People who were vaccinated in California can get a free digital COVID-19 Vaccination Record at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov 


If you need assistance, please email us at personnel.psbrecruitment@lacity.org or text us at 213-238-5273.