I have been working at LAPD full-time (More than 8 years)
Opportunity for growth/promotion as well as lateral movement
Chief has political aspirations which affects management
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at LAPD (Los Angeles, CA) in February 2017.
Show up, wait in a room, and then finally interview. The Interview is a panel of three people. Two supervisors: detectives or sergeants. There is also a HR person there.