LAPD Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Documentum Lead/Senior Content Management Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 12 months - interviewed at LAPD in May 2013.
Interview Details – Wear a nice but subdued suit, maintain eye contact with the person talking to you, don't smoke or chew gum. As for the questions, they are looking for your answers, answer honesty and if you don't understand the question, ask for it to be repeated/restated.
Negotiation Details – N/A
Police Officer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 8 months - interviewed at LAPD in September 2009.
Interview Details – The appliaction process is very streamlined. It begins with a written exam. Those who pass the exam move on to the background investigation. Those who pass the background investigation move on to the physical abilities test. If that part of the application is passed, applicants move on to the polygraph exam, from there applicants who pass move on to the pannel interview. If an applicant passes the interview he or she moves on to the medical examination and psychological evaluation. At the point the applicants name is placed on an eligibility list. Applicants are chosen from that list when a new academy becomes available. I believe applicants are ranked on the list. Those applicants at the top of the list are usually the most qualified and the ones that get chosen first.
Interview Question – Why do you want to be a police officer? View Answer
Systems Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at LAPD
Interview Details – 1. Check per.ci.la.ca.us for current open exams
2. Apply for the job opening you are interested in
3. Wait for interview letter
4. Ace the interview, get the highest score possible
5. Wait for there's an opening at LAPD; if there's one, the City will notify you for interview
6. Go for the interview and ace it.
7. If you are selected, they will send you a welcoming letter
Interview Question – Tell us about your backround, education that make you qualify for this position. Answer Question