The LAPD represents a department of 10,000 skilled professionals working to make a difference. The City of Los Angeles is one of the most diverse and inclusive cities in the country. Its residents speak 224 languages and live in diverse communities. LAPD Officers are sworn to protect and to serve the more than 3 million residents of the City of Los Angeles. LAPD Officers represent the diverse communities that they serve and actively recruit in all communities throughout the state.