Step 1 - Online Application

All applicants must complete the Online Application at myPD.joinlapd.com. You must complete BOTH sections, which will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. You MUST submit the Online Application to continue in the selection process.

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


LAPD Expedited Testing returns on Monday June 13, 2022

  • To participate, please select Expedited Testing when you fill out your Police Officer Application by checking the box next to the instructions. 
  • To move forward in the Expedited process, you must agree to the following conditions: 

o   Complete both the Multiple-Choice Test and the Personal History Statement (PHS) within 15 calendar days of the date that you submit your application.
o   You will be expected to have time available to schedule and complete your Department Interview, Physical Fitness Qualifier, Medical examination, and Polygraph appointments within two weeks of the date you pass the PHS. 

  • If you pass all your test parts without experiencing any deferrals or unforeseen delays, you can expect to be appointed to an academy class within 4 months of the date you submitted your myPD application.
  • If you do not complete the Multiple-Choice test and PHS within 15 calendar days of submitting your application or are not available to schedule the subsequent test parts during the two week period after you pass the PHS, you will be dropped from the expedited process and returned to the standard testing process. 
  • Out of town candidates who may have trouble meeting these conditions should call 213-473-9060 after passing the PHS, to schedule remaining test parts.

Effective 11/8/21, 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 

Vaccination Mandate within City facilities.  Patrons entering a City facility must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours.