LAPD / LASC Partnership Certificate (SC)

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Get a Head Start to Become an LAPD Police Officer

Do you want to change the way police are seen within society and keep your community safe? Become an LAPD police officer and be the change you want to see. Help your community through affecting change in positive, constructive ways. In our LAPD/LASC Partnership Certificate program with the Los Angeles Police Department, you can learn how to prepare for a job in public safety while earning college credits!

There are countless benefits to becoming a police officer in Los Angeles!

  • Flexible schedules – work only 3 or 4 days a week!
  • Hundreds of promotional opportunities available annually
  • Family or domestic partner medical and dental coverage
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and 13 paid holidays
  • Paid sick and disability leave
  • Generous pension and longevity plans

 

How to Become an LAPD Police Officer 

To become a police officer, you must:

  • Be at least 20 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent; like a GED or CAHSPE
  • Be a U.S. citizen, or have applied for citizenship
  • Maintain excellent health and be in excellent physical condition
  • Have a background suitable for employment as a police officer

 

Careers in Public Safety

Here are some occupations and their salaries you could have when you start a career in public safety: 

Career information below taken from bls.gov December 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Protect lives and property.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
High school diploma or equivalent $104,230/year
$50.11/hour 
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 5% increase
(as fast as average)
30,190

Answer emergency and non-emergency calls.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
High school diploma or equivalent $64,570/year
$31.04/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed -2% decrease
(decline)
1,450

Assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. 

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $85,470/year $41.09/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 9% increase
(faster than average)
5,210

Degree & Courses You Will Take

Review the LAPD/LASC Partnership Skill Certificate below, along with our suggested course of study this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Major Code: TBA

Total Units Required: TBA 

 

Required Courses: Units
TOTAL UNITS xx

 

Get Ready Before You Start

Before your class begins at LASC, you can start preparing for your career in law enforcement:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, start to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss what additional support services and opportunities you can be a part of.
  • Still in high school? Look for opportunities to volunteer in your community and take on leadership roles. Talk with your high school counselor to explore openings in your community to intern or shadow someone at a local police station. 
  • Once you’re at LASC, make sure to get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations so that you can connect with other students with similar interests. 

 

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of this course, you will be informed regarding all portions of the LAPD application process, including:

  • Written exams
  • Oral exams
  • Background review
  • Psychological review
  • Physical agility expectations