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Requirements

  • Minimum 20 ½ years of age, no age maximum
  • Valid CA Class “C” Driver’s License (Out-of-state applicants can use a valid license from their home state while applying, but will need a valid California Class C license at the time of hire)
  • U.S. High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Graduation from a U.S. high school, G.E.D. or equivalent from a U.S. institution, or a California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) certificate is required. A two-year or a four-year college degree from an accredited U.S. or foreign institution may be substituted for the high school requirement.
  • U.S. Citizen or have applied for citizenship
    • The City of Los Angeles requires that a Police Officer candidate be a United States citizen, or that a non-citizen be a permanent resident alien who, in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is eligible and has applied for citizenship. During the selection process, each non-citizen is required to prove that USCIS accepted his/her application for citizenship prior to the date the Police Officer written test was taken. California State law requires that citizenship be granted within three years after the employment application date. For information regarding citizenship requirements, contact the USCIS.
  • No felony convictions
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