Step 2 - 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.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING THE TEST ONLINE & In-Person

OPTION 1
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 at the beginning of the test session 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
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 11/8/21, 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.


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