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Oh no, its the LAPD!

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Current Employee - Police Officer in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Police Officer in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at LAPD

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

A job you can be proud of, opportunity to explore hundreds of different jobs within the department, come in contact with people and places you would not normally encounter (usually avoid), great compensation for a job that requires no college degree or specific work skills/experience.

Cons

You have to work many holidays, weekends, and nights (although many people prefer to work at night). Patrol officers are the grunts of the department and more often than not are served the short end of the stick. You start to dread extended family gatherings and seeing old acquaintances because they always want to hear work stories. Department has created an unimaginable volume of paperwork to be completed for routine police work.

Advice to Management

Streamline all paperwork, eliminate code-7, allow people to test for sergeant without college credit.

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  1. Educational.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LAPD

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, good pay, helpful people. Enjoyed having a different job everyday and helping the community and the public.

    Cons

    It was a long commute. Sometimes the work was tedious, filing, answering phones, etc. Could only work during business hours.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a good job regardless of what the media portrays. Things are a lot different in a positive way, keep it up.


  2. Police Officer for LAPD

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    Former Employee - Officer
    Former Employee - Officer

    I worked at LAPD

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great training. They really look out for you and do great training through the whole hiring process

    Cons

    Dangerous. The interview was also very long and very time consuming. Be prepared for them to contact your current employer even if they dont know about your new career goals

    Advice to Management

    Overall I think LAPD does a great job treating their employees with respect and if you are smart and capable you will go far. However they should work harder to eliminate those that are not cutting to to make room for the better peopole


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