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Welcome to the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department Public Safety online application. This application will allow you to apply for entry-level police officer positions for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Port of Los Angeles.

Currently, the City of Los Angeles is accepting applications for LAPD, LAWA and the Port of Los Angeles only.

If this is your first time to this site, you will need to register for a new account.
Please make note of your user name and password.
Once you are a registered user, you may apply for the open positions.

You will need to log in with the same user name and password to update your registered user information only. However, once your application is submitted, NO additional changes can be made.


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The online application consists of four (4) parts:

  1. Registered Information - personal application information
  2. Application Questionnaire - recruitment source information
  3. Preliminary Background Application (PBA) - The PBA is designed to help candidates identify some of the common areas of the background investigation process which may need to be explained, may cause delay, or affect the candidates' progress in that phase of the selection process.
  4. Job Preview Questionnaire (JPQ) - The JPQ is designed to help candidates to better understand the nature of the work they will be performing as a law enforcement officer.

Sections 1-2 are very simple. It will take you approximately 5 minutes to complete.
Sections 3-4 may take a little longer. You cannot save information in these sections and log back in later to complete. You must complete ALL sections before your application can be processed.

Please PRINT ALL results after hitting the submit button. If you are having trouble printing your application, we recommend switching to another web browser, such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.

You MUST submit the CONFIRMATION PAGE when you go to take the written test.