Civilian Employment Opportunities

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) employs over 3,500 civilian employees in a variety of administrative, technical, scientific and administrative support functions. The civilian employees of the LAPD work together with the sworn officers in meeting the community’s law enforcement and public safety needs.

There are over 150 different Civilian Job Classifications within the LAPD. Civilian employees are responsible for performing such duties as: answering 911 emergency calls; staffing front desks in community police stations; collecting and analyzing evidence from crime scenes; supervising the Department’s jails; assisting in surveillance; collecting and identifying fingerprints; providing information to officers in the field; maintaining the Department’s records; and preparing and administering the Department’s budget. In addition to opportunities within the LAPD, depending upon an employee’s classification and experience, civilian employees may also apply for positions within other City departments.

All civilian employees are hired through the Civil Service process for the City of Los Angeles. All positions require that applicants file for, take and pass an examination for a specific classification. For a list of open positions, contact the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department at 213-473-9311, or call the 24 Hour Job Hotline at 213-473-9310. Further information may be obtained on the Personnel Department’s Job Opportunities Web Page.

Civilian Job Classifications

The list below includes all possible civilian positions within the LAPD. For a list of open positions, please contact the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department at 213-473-9311, 24 Hour Job Hotline 213-473-9310, or visit the Personnel Department’s Job Opportunities Web Page.