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The Los Angeles Police Department offers an exceptional career opportunity for men and women transitioning out of the military, with excellent salaries and benefits. The LAPD offers more than 250 job assignments, unlimited opportunities for advancement, and the chance to make a difference in the community we serve.


Benefits include:

  • Receive GI Bill benefits during academy training, if eligible
  • Military reserve friendly employer
  • Full pay and benefits while in the academy
  • Compressed work schedule (3/12’s or 4/10’s)
  • Veterans may be eligible for military credit

The LAPD provides approximately 30 days per year of full pay and benefits for LAPD personnel called to active duty military service.


PSP is a voluntary program that allows officers who served in the military or were employed by other public agencies to purchase service credit in the pension plan.* The service credit you purchase will add to your total years of service credit and therefore, increase the monthly pension allowance that you and your qualified survivors would receive from Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions. Click here for details.

(* subject to requirements and limitations established by ordinance)


LAPD officers that are military veterans are highly encouraged to wear their military ribbons on their LAPD uniform. LAPD authorizes military and LAPD ribbons to be worn on our LAPD class A uniform during authorized events and inspections.


Periodically the Los Angeles Police Department military recruitment team will conduct testing at select military locations, including the following:

  • Camp Pendleton
  • Edwards Air Force Base
  • Fort Irwin
  • March Air Force Base
  • Miramar Air Station
  • Port Hueneme
  • Vandenberg Air Force Base
  • 29 Palms
  • Reserve and National Guard Bases

For a current listing of upcoming testing with times and locations please click on the Testing Calendar tab above and look for ” Military Test Location” on the calendar.


Military credits (5 points) are normally given only for a five-year period following the date of separation from active duty. If you served on active duty status in the U.S military during any one of the following periods, you may qualify to have the five additional veterans points added to your Personal Qualifications Essay (PQE) score.


Your place on the eligible list for candidate processing is based on your passing score on the written test, Personal Qualifications Essay (PQE). Should you be called to active military duty at any time in the 18-month period during which the PQE score is valid, you may request to have your eligibility (PQE Score) restored or extended for the period of time equal to the time spent on active duty but not to exceed 2 years. Honorable discharge is required.

  • Persian Gulf War (August 2, 1990 to April 11, 1991)
  • Bosnia Crisis (November 20, 1995 to present)
  • Iraq-Kuwait Crisis (March 10, 1998 to December 22, 1998)
  • Kosovo (March 24, 1999 to present)
  • Operation Enduring Freedom (October 7, 2001 to present)
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (March 19, 2003 to present)

The five-year period may be extended if:

  1. You are permanently disabled as a result of wartime service; or
  2. Your spouse was disabled and unable to work or died as a result of wartime service; or
  3. You were a full-time student or trainee after you were separated from the service. You will not qualify for an extension if you were working full-time during the training or education, or if you were paid to attend the training or education (other than GI Benefits).

If you meet the above requirements, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214 Member 4 and other suitable proof verifying that: you are permanently disabled as a result of wartime service; your spouse died or is unable to work as a result of wartime service; you were hospitalized after you were separated from active duty due to service-connected disability and which shows the dates you were hospitalized; or you were a student or trainee and have documentation which shows the dates of your education (including courses and the number of units) or training.

Contact the Personnel Department’s Public Safety Bureau at (213) 473-9060 for information on document submission.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the police department of Los Angeles. With 9,843 officers[2] and 2,773 civilian staff,[2] it is the third-largest municipal police department in the United States, after the Chicago Police Department and the New York City Police Department.[4] The department serves an area of 498 square miles (1,290 km2) and a population of 4,030,904 people.

The LAPD has been fictionalized in numerous films, novels, and television shows throughout its history. The department has also been associated with a number of controversies, mainly concerned with racismpolice brutality, and police corruption.

California Public Records Act

What is the California Public Records Act? 

In 1968, the California Legislature enacted the California Public Records Act (CPRA) under Government Code (GC) sections 6250-6270. In its findings and declarations, mindful of the right of individuals’ privacy, the Legislature declared it was the public’s right to access information concerning the peoples business.

I’m looking for…
Traffic-Related Questions/Information
Current Crime Statistics
LAPD Reports & Research
LAPD Press Releases
Use of Force (recent)
Categorical Use of Force (archive)
General Data Sets (Open Data)

Types of records are available? 

The law requires law enforcement agencies to provide information the public has the right to know and at the same time, to withhold information if the release would jeopardize an individual’s right to privacy.

Certain records or portions of records are subject to privacy laws and/or other exemptions and are rarely ever available for viewing. All agency records not exempted by law are otherwise available.
Records Exempt from Public Requests 

Items that are exempt, subject to Government Code (GC) 6254, and will likely be redacted are:

  •  Identifying juvenile information
    ●    Identifying victim informationassociated with crimes to Penal Code Sections 261,264,264.1,273a,273d,286,288 or 289
    ●   Confidential informant identifying information
    ●    Criminal offender 
    record information
    Information that may endanger the safety of a witness or the other person
    Information that may jeopardize an investigation, related investigation or law enforcement proceeding
    Any portion of the report that reflects analysis, recommendation or conclusion of the investigating officer
    Information that may disclose investigative techniques
    Information that may deprive a person of a fair trial
    ●    Preliminary drafts, notes, or memorandums 
    which are not retained in the ordinary course of business
    Records pertaining to pending litigation to which the city is a party until the litigation is adjudicated or settled
    ●    Personnel, medical 
    or similar files
    Follow ups to initial investigation

Be Aware

Prompt access to public records is required by the CPRA (Government Code 6253). The 10– day period mentioned in the act is not a legal deadline for producing records. The 10-days allows the agency to review records, if it is not clear that they are public records. As soon as a determination is made, it will be at that time the records shall be released.

The rights under the CPRA provide for the inspection of public records or to obtain copies of identifiable records, it does not compel the agency to create lists or reports in response to the request.

Under Government Code 6253(b), Agencies may charge for the “direct costs” for providing copies of an identifiable record.
Public records requests for information from the Los Angeles Police Department can be obtained from the Discovery Section by submitting a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request below.

<—-Make a CPRA Request
You will want to include the following information to ensure the scope of the request is understood and clear enough for personnel to determine if we have the records you are requesting.

  • The date(s) of the record
  • The subject of the record
  • A clear and specific description of the record
  • Any additional information that helps staff identify the record
  • Your complete contact information, so that we may notify you when your request is available

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(855) 383-3332

California Mailing Address:
8690 Aero Drive, Suite #115 – 224
San Diego, CA 92123

Atlanta Office Address:
510 Plaza Dr. Suite 2230
Atlanta, GA 30349

Office Hours

Monday – Friday:

9:00 am – 5:30 pm


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