civilian backgrounds, screening applicants, medical exams, and pre-exit interviews

Personnel Division

100 W. 1st Street, Room 228
Los Angeles, CA 90012

LAPD’s Personnel Division, under the command of the Administrative Services Bureau, provides human resources-related services to the Department.  Brian Taft is the Commanding Officer of the Personnel Division. For verification of employment, please email here:

Responsibilities of this Division include:

  • conducting investigative backgrounds of civilian candidates
  • processing, interviewing,
  • screening civilian (non-sworn) applicants,
  • medical exams, and
  • conducting pre-exit interviews of employees

In addition, Personnel Division maintains a database of Department personnel and prepares the Table of Organization and related charts.

Other duties of Personnel Division are:

“processing and investigating medical histories and information pertaining to sick or injured-on-duty (IOD) employees who apply for pensions, ensuring that proper medical treatment is provided to employees who are injured on duty, obtaining pertinent medical information from treating physicians and maintaining confidentiality of medical records.”

Personnel Division also administers the Department’s Safety Program.

Personnel Division is composed of the following sections:

  • Administrative Section
  • Civilian Employment Section
  • Employee Selection Section
  • Medical Liaison Section
  • Position Control Section
  • Personnel Records Section
  • Return to Work Section
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