How to become a cop for LAPD

If you want to work for the Los Angeles police department be aware it is not going to be easy. Being an LAPD cop is one of the most popular jobs  in Los Angeles, if not the country. If you live in the city of Los Angeles, you’re in one of two categories, you either love the police or you love to hate the police. The great majority of citizens love LAPD mainly because of all press they get on television.

The popularity is why LAPD is one of the toughest places to become a police officer. The numbers in terms of monthly applicants is enormous. Don’t give up or feel intimidated just because of the amount of people who apply. That number will start decreasing the minute a candidate submits their application. Recruiters go through the application with a fine tooth-comb. If there are any errors, misspellings, or any sections left incomplete, you’ll be crossed off the list immediately.

Here are some of the things you’ll go through including requirements and qualifications needed to become an LAPD police officer:

  • Medical evaluation
  • Criminal background check
  • Driving history check
  • Credit history
  • Educational background
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Residential status
  • Physical assessment test
  • Police written exam
  • Psych Test
  • No felonies
  • Must be a citizen of the United States

As I mentioned earlier, the hiring process to become a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department is not going to be easy, but with a lot of hard work and preparation, you should do fine.