Prepare for the Tests
The following are the nine steps that you will have to go through during the selection process and
some helpful hints on how to best approach each step. A final average score of 70% or higher and
successful completion of all steps in the selection process is required to be placed on the eligible
list. However, eligibility does not guarantee an offer of employment.
The Nine Steps
Step 1 - Preliminary Background Application (PBA) and Job Preview Questionnaire
Step 2 - Personal Qualifications Essay (PQE)
Step 3 - Physical Abilities Test
Step 4 - Background Investigation
Step 5 - Polygraph Exam
Step 6 - Department Interview
Step 7 - Medical Evaluation and Psychological Evaluation
Step 8 - Certification and Appointment
Step 1 – The Preliminary Background Application and Job Preview Questionnaire
The Preliminary Background Application (PBA) will help you decide if you have a realistic chance of
success in some of the common areas of the background investigation portion of the selection
process and will identify issues that you should resolve before beginning. The Job Preview
Questionnaire (JPQ) will help you better understand the nature of the work you will be performing
as a Police Officer. This combined test is available online. You can take it at any time. If, after
receiving your PBA results and JPQ results, you believe the time is right to take the written test,
you must print the results and bring them with you to the written test site.
If issues are identified in your PBA and JPQ, you can still take the test. The purpose of the PBA
and JPQ is twofold: the feedback will allow you to make a fully informed decision about whether or
not to continue, and you will have some advance awareness of some of the issues you need to
begin working to resolve or improve.
However, the selection process is extremely competitive. You will want your application
considered in the best possible light. If you begin the process at a time when you have not yet
demonstrated the maturity and judgment appropriate for a Police Officer, you are not likely to be
successful in this examination. No one expects a candidate to have a “perfect” record. However,
evidence of recent, poor choices in life, cannot be mitigated overnight. Take the time now to begin
to resolve the issues identified in your letter.
Plain talk about this test part: Be honest. Be thoughtful about your answers. Don’t take this
test until you are really ready to present your qualifications in the best possible light.
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Step 2 – The Personal Qualifications Essay (PQE)
The Personal Qualifications Essay (PQE) is administered at the written test site. The PQE requires
you to write essays in response to questions regarding demonstration of your personal
qualifications for Police Officer. Essays will be evaluated based on your written communication skill
and demonstrated effectiveness in judgement and decision-making and behavioral flexibility.
Factors Judged During PQE Rating
Written communication skill
Police Officers are required to fill out many different forms, logs, and reports.
Correspondingly, Police Officers must write legibly and clearly and have a good working
knowledge of English grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, and spelling. Police
Officers must be concise, descriptive, and thorough in all written documents. You must
read the questions carefully to ensure that your answers are appropriate to the questions.
Judgement and decision-making
This has long been part of what a Police Officer does on a daily basis. Police Officers are
expected to recognize small problems and solve them before they become big problems.
They must note trends and develop preventive solutions to potential long-term problems.
Think about problems you have confronted in the past and how you approached them. Why
did you do what you did? Would you do it again?
Police Officers must be able to work alone, responsible only for their own actions; with a
partner, where responsibility is shared; as a member of a team, capable of following the
orders of others and working cooperatively with other team members; or as a leader,
taking control of a situation and directing or helping others. Officers must be able to
assume these different responsibilities at appropriate times and as circumstances change,
often during a single work shift or even during a single event. Plan to talk about your past
behavior and how it has prepared you to adapt to this behavioral flexibility.
What to think about before taking the PQE
There is no right or wrong answers to the questions. You will be asked to elicit the information
needed to evaluate your qualifications for each of the factors discussed above. Each candidate's
response will be unique to that candidate, based on his or her life experiences. Prior to your PQE
you may want to spend some time reviewing the many events and incidents that make up your
personal history and that have helped make you who you are today. Which of these many
experiences have prepared you for the position of Police Officer and the factors on which you will
Your PQE Score
The passing score for the PQE portion is 70% or higher, and your score is valid for 18 months. If
you do not pass, you may take the PQE once every three months.
Your score determines your rank on the eligible list and what happens next. The City can only
consider candidates in order of their score on the list. The highest scoring candidates will be
scheduled for additional testing. The lowest scoring candidates will not be considered further. If
your score is in the middle, you may be scheduled for some further testing, but there is no
guarantee that you will ultimately be successful.
The number of candidates needed (and what score is high enough to be called for further
processing) depends on two major factors -- the number of appointments expected and the
number of applicants. These numbers can change dramatically over time, with new applicants
testing every week, making it impossible to exactly predict what will happen to you. Continuing
assessment of these external factors is done to determine what scores will be needed to fill
expected Academy classes.
If you have one of the very highest scores, you can expect to be scheduled to take the Physical
Abilities Test (PAT) and to complete the Preliminary Investigative Questionnaire (PIQ). If you have
one of the lowest passing scores, you will not hear further from the City, but you may recompete
(see below) to try to improve your score. If you are in the middle ranges, you will be notified by
mail if further processing is available to candidates with your score. It is your responsibility to
make sure your contact information is up to date. Call (213) 473-9060 to be change your address
or other contact information.
Plain talk about this test part:
Read the essay questions and make sure that you answer the questions that are asked. Reread
your answers and look for careless errors. You will be taking this test with paper and pencil. You
won’t be able to rely on spell-check. It’s not enough that you know how to write or have created
excellent written papers in the past – you have to demonstrate your skill on the day of the test.
Tips for the test day
When you write your essays, consider a thoughtful answer to the question before you
Read the question carefully and answer the question as it is asked.
Save time to review your essays and correct any careless grammatical or spelling errors
you can find. It’s not enough to know proper grammar and how to spell – you have to
demonstrate your knowledge on test day. Don’t be overconfident – check your work.
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Step 3 - The Physical Abilities Test
The Physical Abilities Test (PAT) consists of two portions. The first portion of the test measures
strength, agility, and endurance; it is normally offered twice monthly. The second portion of the
test measures aerobic capacity; it will usually be administered after the Medical Evaluation. The
PAT is a pass/fail test. Passing the PAT only indicates the minimum physical ability required to
undertake academy training. Once in the academy, you will be required to perform at very high
physical levels. Just because you pass both portions of the PAT does not mean that you have the
strength or conditioning needed to meet the continuing physical requirements of the academy.
If you are not successful on your first attempt, you can work on your strength and conditioning
and retake the PAT whenever you are ready. If you pass the PAT, your scores will remain valid for
a maximum of one year or for as long as the City continues to use this current test format. All
phases of the Police Officer examination are continually under review and enhancements can be
implemented at any time. Watch the “New Info” section of this website for updates on new test
Physical Conditioning Before the Test
Among the most challenging aspects for candidates and recruits are the physical requirements of
both the Police Officer examination and the Police Academy. If you find the PAT to be difficult or if
you just barely pass the PAT, you can expect to experience significant difficulty with the physical
requirements of the academy and should invest maximum effort in continuing to build your
physical capabilities. Physical conditioning is emphasized because of the nature of both the
academy training program and the job. Police work involves physical activities.
Prepare for the PAT with the Candidate Assistance Program (CAP)
The ACADEMY PHYSICAL TRAINING PROGRAM is intense and demanding, and the first
physical fitness test occurs during the first week of the Academy. Therefore it is critical that
candidates don't wait until they are in the Academy to get into good physical shape. It is
recommended to begin a physical conditioning program as soon as you apply.
The Four-Month Pre-Academy Fitness Program was designed to help candidates who want
to work out on their own to develop strength and fitness levels that will help them pass PAT and
succeed in the Academy.
The Physical Abilities Test (PAT) First Portion
The first portion of the PAT consists of physical challenges designed to measure your agility,
strength, and endurance. It is a pass/fail qualifying test and you may take the test as often as
necessary to pass. This portion of the PAT consists of three events administered in the following
Side Step (Agility) - This test measures coordination. You begin by straddling a
centerline on the floor. When instructed to begin, you will sidestep or slide to an outer line
four feet to your right, then sidestep or slide back across the centerline to an outer line
four feet to the left of the centerline, and then back to the right, and so on. You will have
10 seconds to touch or cross the outer lines as many times as you can. You will perform
the test twice and your final score will be the average of the two trials.
Cable Pull (Strength) - This test measures upper body strength. You will stand straight
with the handles of the test instrument held chest high and your forearms parallel to the
ground. You will have three seconds to pull outward in a horizontal motion as hard as you
can. The cable pull will determine how many pounds of force you are able to generate. You
will perform the test three times and your final score will be the average of the three trials.
Stationary Bicycle (Endurance) - This test measures muscular endurance. You will have
two minutes to pedal as fast as you can against a pre-set resistance. You will perform the
test once and your final score will be the number of revolutions you can do in the two
The Physical Abilities Test (PAT) Second Portion
The second portion of the PAT consists of a measure of aerobic capacity. It is a pass/fail qualifying
test and you may take the test as often as necessary to pass. This portion of the PAT consists of
Treadmill - This test measures aerobic capacity. The treadmill is programmed to
SIMULATE running 1.5 miles in 14 minutes on a track. During the test, the speed and
incline of the machine will vary and, as a result, the actual test time is 10 minutes and 20
seconds. The pass/fail score for this test is based upon your completion of this test for the
Plain talk about this test part - Passing this test is only the first step toward achieving the
physical conditioning that is necessary for success in the Police Academy. For everyone, but
especially if you needed multiple tries to pass or struggled to pass the two portions of this test,
begin a physical preparation program immediately. Consider either the self-directed physical
conditioning or the CAP program.
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Step 4 – Background Investigation
Prior to the Background Interview you will be required to complete a Personal History Form, which
requires the compilation of extensive biographical information. On the day of the Background
Interview you must complete a comprehensive questionnaire. A background investigator will
review the Personal History Form and questionnaire and interview you about any issues noted.
You will also be fingerprinted. If, based on the information obtained, it appears that you may
meet the City's background standards, a thorough field investigation will be conducted. The field
investigation includes checks of employment, police, financial, education, and military records and
interviews with family members, neighbors, supervisors, co-workers, and friends. The
investigation may take from 60 to 180 days to complete. You will be evaluated on your past
behavior and the extent to which your behavior demonstrates positive traits that support your
candidacy for Police Officer. The findings of the background investigation are valid for 12 months.
Plain talk about this test part: Honesty is the best policy. Everyone has done things they’re not
proud of, but the worst possible action is to try to cover it up.
Type or print neatly using black ink when filling out your Personal History Form (PHF).
You must do the research necessary to provide accurate answers in every area. "I do not
remember" is not an acceptable answer on your PHF.
Be well rested and have a good meal before your background interview. Hunger and thirst
can distract you.
Dress comfortably. (Business casual)
Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled background interview appointment time.
For parking during regular business hours, there are 10-hour meters in the surrounding
areas of the building (bring change) and also parking lots within a couple of blocks (Temple
& Alameda) of the Personnel Building are available for a nominal fee.
The Background Standards for public safety positions in the City of Los Angeles reflect the very
high standards demanded of candidates for public safety job classifications and safety sensitive
positions within City service. They are designed to identify the kinds of behaviors which are
required of Public Safety Officers serving the citizens of the City of Los Angeles. Each candidate’s
past choices, judgments, and behaviors will be compared to these demanding standards.
Candidates who fall short of demonstrating consistently sound decision making, maturity, and
responsible past behaviors in each of these areas will not be further considered for employment in
these critical positions.
Each Standard represents an area that is essential for success in public safety employment.
Positions such as Police Officer, Police Specialist, Port Police Officer, Special Officer, and
Firefighter, along with other public safety positions designated by the General Manager, are
positions of special public trust for which these exacting standards have been designed. The City
identifies and selects only those individuals with the highest chance of success in their training
and in continuing employment in these critical positions.
Candidates are asked to critically assess their own background in light of these Standards before
beginning the examination process.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, SENSITIVITY, AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS
Public Safety Officers must be able to draw on extraordinary levels of tact and diplomacy to
achieve their goals while dealing with the diverse population of the City of Los Angeles. They must
be able to use advice, appropriate warnings and persuasion to engender cooperation from the
public. Additionally, they must be able to work effectively either as an individual or as a member
of a larger team. Each candidate shall demonstrate an understanding of the skills necessary to
deal effectively with others in a cooperative and courteous manner. Desired behaviors may
include, but are not limited to:
Understanding the impact of words and behavior on others, and modifying one’s own
behavior, comments, or course of action accordingly
Concern for the feelings and perspectives of others
Demonstration of impartiality in dealing with issues of age, gender, sexual orientation, race
or ethnicity, religion, and cultural diversity
Use of tact and diplomacy to achieve goals, resolve disputes, and to diffuse or deescalate
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team, making appropriate contributions and
recognizing the achievements of others
Examples of Potentially Disqualifying Evidence
Incidents of domestic violence; use of verbal or physical abuse or violence toward others
indicating a lack of self-control; inability to get along with others in work or personal life;
failure to listen effectively; use of derogatory stereotypes in jokes or daily language;
making rude and/or condescending remarks to or about others; use of physical force to
resolve disputes; demonstrated overreaction to criticism; inability to work effectively as a
“team player”; disruptive/challenging to authority; use of harassment, threats, or
intimidation to gain an advantage.
DECISION MAKING AND JUDGEMENT
Public Safety Officers must possess extraordinarily good sense and must demonstrate through
their past behavior that they can analyze a situation quickly, make sound and responsible
decisions, and take appropriate action. Desired behaviors may include, but are not limited to the
Critically analyze options and determine an appropriate course of action in a given situation
Act assertively and without hesitation, but without overreacting
Make quick, responsible decisions under pressure
Persuade others to own point of view or to desired course of action
Know when to make an exception; exercise appropriate discretion
Prioritize competing demands
Simultaneously and appropriately address multiple tasks
Make appropriate choices without constant supervision or detailed instructions
Creatively develop innovative solutions to problems
Examples of Potentially Disqualifying Evidence
Making poor choices given known circumstances; indecision when options are not clear-
cut; failure to take action when appropriate or demonstrating insecurity about making a
decision ; behavior indicating poor judgment or failure to consider appropriate options;
failure to learn from past mistakes; inability or unwillingness to modify a position; rigid
adherence to rules without consideration of alternative information; failure to see or
consider all options; succumbing to peer pressure.
MATURITY AND DISCIPLINE
Public Safety Officers must present a background which demonstrates maturity and readiness for
such employment. Their past choices must be free from behavior inappropriate to the position
being sought. A significant degree of personal discipline must be displayed to ensure that
candidates can consistently refrain from taking actions which may be detrimental to their own
health and well-being or the health and well-being of others. They must be able to maintain their
composure and stay in control during critical situations, maintain a positive attitude, and accept
constructive criticism without becoming defensive. Desired behaviors may include, but are not
limited to the ability to:
Refraining from engaging in conduct which, by its very nature, would reflect poorly on the
City and limit a Public Safety Officer’s ability to do his or her job effectively
Adhering to legal and societal constraints and requirements of conduct
Considering the consequences prior to taking an action
Accepting responsibility for past actions and mistakes
Taking proper precautions and avoid unnecessarily risky behavior
Using constructive criticism to improve performance
Working well in unstructured situations with minimal supervision
Examples of Potentially Disqualifying Evidence
Use of illegal drugs; abuse of alcohol or prescription medications; failure to follow all laws
and common rules of conduct; associating with individuals who break the law; being
argumentative, defensive, or blaming others (or circumstances) for mistakes made; past
behavior which indicates a tendency to resort to use of force to gain objectives;
overbearing in approach to resolving problems; unnecessarily confrontational taking
unnecessary personal risks; placing others at risk through one’s own actions; reacting
childishly or with anger to criticism or disappointment.
HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND PERSONAL ETHICS
Public Safety Officers are required to demonstrate the highest possible personal integrity through
their honesty and ethical conduct. They must be able to maintain high standards of personal
conduct, abide by the law, and demonstrate attributes such as truthfulness and fairness in
relationships with others. Each candidate must demonstrate a willingness to work within “the
system”. Examples of behaviors which meet this standard include, but are not limited to:
Being truthful in dealings with others
Fully cooperating and being completely forthcoming during the pre-employment selection
Admitting and understanding past mistakes
Refraining from using employment or a position of authority for personal gain
Refraining from “bending” rules or otherwise trying to “beat the system”
Accepting responsibility for one’s own actions
Examples of Potentially Disqualifying Evidence
Makes false and/or misleading statements or intentionally omits relevant information;
purposefully withholds information; minimizes past mistakes or errors; blames
others/makes excuses for mistakes; attempts to induce others to give false information;
“bends” the rules or uses a position of authority for personal gain; refuses to accept
responsibility for improper actions; condones the unethical behavior of others through
silence; engages in illegal or immoral activities of such a nature that would be offensive to
contemporary community standards of propriety; theft; fraud.
SETTING AND ACHIEVING GOALS
Public Safety Officers are required to demonstrate the ability to set and achieve personal and
professional goals. Candidates for public safety positions can best position themselves for positive
consideration through continuing achievement in the workplace, educational environment,
volunteer activities and/or community involvement. Each candidate must demonstrate initiative
and the ability to follow through on all commitments without constant supervision and detailed
instruction. Candidates have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to set and achieve goals,
their ability to work in a diligent, reliable, and conscientious manner in accordance with specific
rules and policies, and their readiness for, and commitment to, public service through the
Advancement in the workplace through promotion or increased responsibilities
Completing work as required and on schedule
Meeting high standards for punctuality and attendance
Meeting family obligations
Involvement in volunteer or community improvement activities
Easily meeting unpredictable or unexpected challenges
Examples of potentially disqualifying evidence
Failure to meet commitments to work, school, family, volunteer or community activities.
RECORD CHECKSCandidates for public safety positions are held to exacting standards of
behavior throughout all aspects of their lives. Candidates can expect specific inquiry to be made
into their past behavior regarding:
The exercise of fiscal responsibility and acceptance of responsibility for financial obligations
Employing safe driving practices
Maintaining stable employment
Obeying laws, rules, regulations, and orders
Examples of potentially disqualifying evidence Past due accounts, discharged debts,
late payments, collection accounts, civil judgments and/or bankruptcy; failure to exercise
fiscal responsibility commensurate with income; failure to follow all traffic laws; numerous
moving and non-moving violations; at fault traffic accidents; terminations or suspensions
from work; reprimands or counseling for poor work performance (including Military
service); failure to meet obligations (for example, auto insurance, auto registration,
selective service registration, IRS requirements, child support obligations, etc.); law
enforcement contacts, arrests, and convictions (as appropriate); other than Honorable
discharge from the military.
It is in every candidate’s best interest to be completely forthcoming and truthful during the
background investigation process. Many candidates are disqualified during the background portion
of the selection process as a result of dishonesty. These candidates purposely omit information
they think will result in their removal from the selection process, when that may not have been
the case. When this information is later discovered during the background investigation, the
candidate is disqualified, but not necessarily for the behavior he or she failed to disclose. Rather,
the candidate is disqualified for what the failure to provide complete, accurate, and honest
information reveals about his or her character.
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Step 5 – The Polygraph Examination
The Polygraph Examination is conducted to confirm information obtained during the selection
Plain talk about this test part: For some, this is the most frightening part of the examination.
Relax, be yourself, and tell the truth.
You must have had at least 6 hours of sleep the night before your exam. Eight is better!
If it takes you over one hour to drive to Los Angeles, please consider coming into the City
the day before your appointment and staying at a local hotel or arriving well ahead of your
appointment. You must be well rested for your exam.
Have a good meal. Hunger and thirst can distract you.
Do not wear a suit, tie, long sleeves, jeans, or high heels. Dress comfortably. Wear a
short-sleeved, polo style shirt/blouse. (Business Casual)
For evening appointments, please report to guard.
For daytime appointments, please park in lot on Los Angeles and 2nd street.
Do not take polygraph test if you are ill.
Remember to relax and be honest. Do not take steps to "help" yourself pass or attempt to
beat the polygraph. Listen only to the examiner's instructions at the time of your
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Step 6 – The Department Interview
A panel interview will be conducted to assess your personal accomplishment, job motivation,
continuous learning orientation, instrumentality, interpersonal skills, and oral communication
skills. Only those candidates who are selected during this part of the process will receive a
Conditional Job Offer.
If you fail, you may retake the interview after 3 months. If you subsequently attend an
Orientation/Oral Prep Seminar, you will not be required to wait 3 months for another interview.
Orientation/Oral Prep Seminars are held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (excluding
holidays) at the Personnel Department's Civil Service Commission Room (3rd floor)*.
700 E. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
6:00 - 7:30 pm
*EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2007
THE ORIENTATION/ORAL PREP SEMINAR WILL BE MOVING TO ROOM 115B
Step 7 – Medical Evaluation and Psychological Evaluation
The medical examination is thorough and it is essential that you be in excellent physical,
emotional, and mental health with no conditions that restrict the ability to safely perform the
essential functions of the police officer job. Good physical condition is necessary, as training in the
Academy is rigorous. Failure to be in excellent physical condition may delay or disrupt training and
result in a dismissal from the Academy. Medical examination results are valid for up to 12 months,
at the discretion of the City’s medical staff. Written psychological tests (valid for up to 18 months)
and the second portion of the PAT will be administered at this time.
Each candidate will have their percent of body fat determined during the medical
evaluation process. A candidate must not exceed the current body fat percentage standard.
The current standard is: Female 32% and Male 24%.
Vision must be at least 20/30 in each eye with the following exceptions. If glasses are
worn, vision must be at least 20/30 in each eye while wearing the glasses and uncorrected
distance vision must not exceed 20/70 in either eye and the better eye must be at least
20/40. If soft contact lenses are worn, they must have been worn for at least three months
and vision must be at least 20/30 in each eye tested with the contacts in. If a LASIK
procedure (refractive surgery) was performed, vision must be at least 20/30 in each eye.
In addition, candidates must be able to accurately and quickly name colors, and must be
free from other visual impairments that would restrict the ability to perform law
Candidates must be able to understand speech in noisy areas, understand whispered
speech, and localize sounds. Specialized testing methods are used to determine hearing
capability. Although hearing aid use is not automatically disqualifying, additional
specialized tests will be administered to determine if the use of hearing aids will be
The Psychological Evaluation consists of an individual oral interview and evaluation by a City
psychologist on factors related to successful performance in the difficult and stressful job of Police
Officer. The information evaluated includes the written psychological tests completed during the
medical evaluation along with information obtained in the background investigation process. The
results are valid for 12 months.
Disqualifying Psychological Factors
Candidates with a history or prior diagnosis of a psychological or psychiatric condition,
including learning disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder, or who have been treated with
psychotropic medication or therapy, will be asked to provide relevant medical records
before a final psychological determination can be made.
Certain conditions that have been suspected or diagnosed such as most learning disabilities
or Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without hyperactivity, may require additional testing
and review of relevant medical records. In many cases these conditions/diagnoses result in
a disqualification due to a lack of adequate treatment and persisting symptoms.
Other conditions such as bipolar disorder, recurring major depression, with or without
psychotic features or suicidal ideation, recurring anxiety disorders, with or without panic
attacks, obsessive/compulsive disorder, and most diagnoses leading to a psychiatric
hospitalization are highly disqualifying. Although the candidate will be asked to provide
relevant medical records documenting the conditions and treatment received, these
conditions often provide a basis for disqualification for a police officer position.
Plain talk about this test part: If you know you had prior treatment or a major injury, go to
your doctor in advance and bring your records with you to the examination.
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Step 8 - Certification and Appointment
Certification and Appointment are the final steps in the selection process. To be considered, you
must have successfully completed all steps in the process. Certification of a candidate's name to
the Police Department does not guarantee appointment to the Police Academy. More names are
provided to the Police Department than there are vacancies so that the Department can select
those best qualified for appointment based on results of the interview and test process.
Appointments to the Police Academy are made by the Police Department from the civil service
eligibility list. In accordance with City Policies, a pre-employment substance screening for drugs
and alcohol may be required prior to appointment because this classification has been designated
as Safety Sensitive.
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A Few More Things You Should Know About
You may be eligible for the expedited Police Officer testing process. Various test parts, including
the personal qualifications essay, physical abilities test, background interview review, and
polygraph examination may be taken in three consecutive days. Call 213-473-9060 or log on to
www.lacity.org/per/safety.htm for more information.
In order to determine if you are eligible for the expedited Police Officer testing process, you must
complete the online, interactive Preliminary Background Application (PBA) and Job Preview
Questionnaire (JPQ). Go to www.lacity.org/per/safety.htm and click on "How to Apply". The
online PBA will identify issues that you should resolve before beginning the selection process and
tell you if you have a realistic chance of success in some of the common areas of the background
investigation portion of the selection process. The online JPQ is designed to help you understand
the nature of the work you will be performing as a Police Officer. Once you have completed the
PBA and JPQ, you will be given more information on how to proceed with the expedited process if
you are eligible.
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