The Department Interview will be conducted by a panel to assess your personal accomplishments, job motivation, community involvement/awareness, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, and oral communication skills. Only those candidates who pass this part of the process will receive a Conditional Job Offer.
Polygraph Examination is conducted to confirm information obtained during the selection process.
Please note that PFQs are by appointment only.
The Physical Fitness Qualifier (PFQ) takes place during the first 7 calendar days of each month. Please self-schedule on your myPD.joinlapd.com candidate portal or contact a Recruitment Officer at 213-473-3450 for scheduling assistance. Candidate Advancement Program registration is unavailable during the first 7 calendar days of each month, as it is reserved for PFQ appointments. Candidates are encouraged to take the PFQ every month to see improvement and work on building a better score.
In order to better prepare for the exam and the physical demands of the academy, you are highly encouraged to attend the Candidate Advancement Program (CAP), and required to complete thePhysical Fitness Qualifier (PFQ).. You must complete the PFQ in order to move on to the Medical Evaluation test part. You are encouraged to retake the PFQ as many times as you like, your score is valid for 12 months. If you score less than a 50 on the PFQ, you are strongly encouraged to attend CAP more regularly and retake the PFQ, until you improve to a score of 50 or higher.