The Los Angeles Police Department has partnered with the Department of Defense and the SkillBridge program. Looking for your next career step after your military Service? Are you within 180 days of release from Active Duty? SkillBridge can help Service members bridge the gap between the end of service and the beginning of their civilian careers.
It is recommended that you start our SkillBridge application when your 10 months from your end of service but not required. Our program is available between 3-6 months from your end of service contract. You must have completed and passed the Los Angeles Police Departments multiple choice exam which can be taken online or in-person to be approved in our program.
Service members who attend our internship will be assigned to one of our 21 geographical patrol divisions. You will participate in ride alongs with patrol supervisors and outings not limited to recruitments events, community events and citizen academies. SkillBridge Program Service Members will be provided a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight and training that will enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities in preparation for a position as a police officer. Participants will be exposed to a variety of law enforcement administrative duties as they advance through the selection process. As this is an intern position, no salary or benefits will be provided by the Department.
All candidates for the police officer position must complete and pass a seven-step hiring process. Those steps include a Multiple-Choice Exam, Personal History Statement, Physical Fitness Qualifier, Polygraph Examination, Department Interview, Medical Evaluation, Background Investigation and Psychological Evaluation. Upon successfully completing the seven-step selection process, each candidate will be certified for hire.