Question - Is LAPD a good department to work for?

Answered by: Joyce Murphy  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 23-06-2022  |  Views: 641  |  Total Questions: 14

LAPD was a good place to work (most days). Good benefits, job security, working/helping the public. However, there was favoritism, some racist behavior, unproductive employees, poor management issues. But overall the good outweighed the bad. same issues are at most workplaces. In all, eight LAPD officers, one ranking as high as lieutenant, each earned more than $200, 000 last year, thanks largely to budget-busting overtime, a city controller's report has found. Officers who work on compressed schedules work the same number of hours but can have more consecutive days off, by working longer days. Depending on assignment, available schedules include three 12-hour days and four 10-hour days. Steps to Becoming an LAPD Officer Pass a physical abilities test. Attend a personal interview with an LAPD panel. Complete a medical and psychological evaluation. Accept appointment as a recruit and attend The Los Angeles Police Academy. Salaries of police officers were higher than those of sheriff's deputies, with these professionals earning a median wage of $61, 050 a year in May 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most earned between $35, 020 and $100, 610 annually. As with deputies, pay varied by location, experience and population.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Los_Angeles_Police_Department_officers_killed_in_the_line_of_d

A total of 206 officers are officially recognized as having died in the line of duty by the Los Angeles Police Department.

https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/10-hour-shifts-offer-cost-savings-and-other-benefits-law-enforce

Most police departments have traditionally placed their patrol officers on a 40-hour workweek in which personnel work five consecutive 8-hour shifts, followed by two days off.

https://per.lacity.org/psb/lapd_salary.htm

$59, 717 is the starting base salary for Police Officer I upon entering the academy. The officer will earn this rate until graduation from the Police Academy. Upon completion of the academy and assignment to the field as a probationary Police Officer I, the officer shall be paid $62, 974.

https://work.chron.com/much-fbi-agent-make-per-year-28711.html

FBI agent salaries are paid according to the General Schedule, a pay system that covers the majority of white-collar federal employees. The General Schedule has 15 grades, GS-1 (lowest) to GS-15 (highest). An FBI agent starts on pay grade GS-10, which ranges from $48, 289 to $62, 787 annually in 2018.

https://www.dailynews.com/20081013/city-grapples-with-lapds-overtime-pay

On average, LAPD officers make $8, 000 a year in overtime – on top of an average annual base salary of $68, 400.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Police_Department

The West Bureau's operations cover most of the well-known areas of Los Angeles, including Hollywood, Westwood, the Hollywood Hills area, the UCLA campus and Venice. This does not include Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, which are separate cities from Los Angeles and maintain their own law enforcement agencies.

https://bizfluent.com/info-8319941-much-lapd-officer-make.html

Examples of ranks and salaries include Detective I to III at $80, 075 to $110, 956 per year, Sergeant I to II at $89, 325 to $105, 110 per year, Lieutenant I to II at $105, 110 to $123, 610, Captain I to III at $123, 568 to $162, 112 and Deputy Chief II at $196, 272 to $243, 878.

https://www.sapling.com/7777069/average-salary-rookie-police-officer

Los Angeles Police Department police academy trainees earn the same salary as the starting salary for sworn officers who've completed academy training—which is a six-month program. The base salary for rookie LA officers is $45, 226, which is based on a high-school level of education.

https://criminaljusticeonlineblog.com/02/can-i-become-a-police-officer-with-bad-credit/

A: Poor credit history, or other issues, will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from receiving a clearance, but resolution of the issues will likely take additional time. If the issues are significant, they may prevent a clearance from being approved.

https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/police-grooming-standards

Beards and goatees are strictly prohibited. All of these rules are to keep officers looking “professional” and “uniform. ” If officers pay more money, they can continue to wear their facial hair and flashy nail polish through the month of December as well.

https://www.policeone.com/lifestyle-retirement/articles/how-much-does-a-cop-make-fuwfBHlgYZzcv2lW/

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average cop makes about $60, 270 per year, or roughly $28. 97 per hour. In comparison, the median American salary is about $43, 000 per year. The average cop's salary will vary greatly depending on their location in the country.

https://www.911jobforums.com/showthread.php?t=21424&p=140703

When the Los Angeles Police Department hires cops from now on, it will consider all applicants 21 and older -- as older as they get. To settle an age-discrimination complaint filed against it with the state, the LAPD has agreed to rescind its rule limiting new recruits to those 40 or younger.

https://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Police-Officer-in-California

Also, ask them about their basic qualifications. For example, while the basic qualifications to become a police officer in California state you must be at least 18 years of age, other departments require a higher age limit, like 20 years of age at the time of your examinations. Complete an application.

https://www.joinlapd.com/step-1-online-application-and-personal-qualifications-essay-pqe-written-tes

You must complete BOTH sections, which will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. You MUST submit the Online Application and print a copy to bring with you to the written test.