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Employment FAQs

How can I obtain information on becoming a police officer?
What opportunities are there for civilians who want to work for the police department?
How can I volunteer for the Los Angeles Police Department?
Can I get an internship with the LAPD?

How do I become a SWAT officer?

The Special Weapons And Tactics Team (SWAT), is a specialized unit within Metropolitan Division. All specialized assignments within LAPD are promotions, which require training, experience, and selection through the promotional process.

The entry-level position for those with the goal of becoming a SWAT officer is Police Officer I, Academy training and field probationary period.

Please see www.JoinLAPD.com for more information on hiring and promotions.

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