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The LAXPD has job opportunities for everyone, from decorated police officers to recent high school graduates looking for their first real job. We offer a variety of positions ranging from patrol officer to dignitary protection. Throughout your career, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for promotion and the ability to apply for special assignments. No matter which position you hold, a job with the LAXPD offers excellent compensation and benefits and job satisfaction beyond measure.

1 | PATROL SERVICES: All new LAXPD officers start in the Patrol Services Section. These officers are primarily responsible for providing LAX with basic law enforcement services. Patrol officers respond to calls for police service, conduct preliminary investigations of crimes and offenses, make arrests, support airline security programs and the passenger screening function, enforce airport rules and regulations, and assist with traffic and crowd control. While many officers choose to remain in patrol, others apply for promotions or for transfer to specialized divisions after a few years in the field.

2 | SPECIALIZED ASSIGNMENTS: Once officers have completed their probationary period, they’re eligible to apply for specialized divisions. Most of these positions require special training, and officers who are selected are paid to be trained. There are a variety of specialized divisions in the LAXPD, including:


3 | JOB MOBILITY: One of the most appealing aspects of a career at LAXPD is job mobility. Many police officers work several different specialized assignments during the course of their careers. It’s a great way to ensure that you’re learning new skills and are discovering new areas of this unique and interesting job. From crime scene investigation to canine detail, there’s always a new challenge to keep officers excited about their work.


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