Step 2 - Written/Physical Test/Pellet B

After you fill out an application out and you will then receive an email inviting you to one of our testing dates.

Upon successful completion of the Inglewood Written Test and the Inglewood PAT, please click "Forms and Information" on the left side of this page and download and complete the "Pre-Investigative Questionnaire." You must bring a completed "Pre-Investigative Questionnaire" to your Oral Board Interview.

POLICE LATERALS are not required to take the Written Exam or the Physical Agility Test. 


The Written Examination consists of 100 multiple-choice questions based on general knowledge, reading comprehension, detail recognition, and logical number matching. 

NOTE: Applicants who do not pass the test must wait 90 days to take the test a second time and 120 additional days to take the test a third time unless compelling circumstances as determined by the COP merit otherwise. 

PELLET B: T-scores of 50 or above, taken within the past six months, will be accepted in lieu of taking the IPD written test. IPD will not administer the PELLET B test.


Physical Agility Test (Qualifying Only) Candidates passing the written exam will be invited to participate in a physical agility test which will assess each candidate's ability to perform the physical demands of the position. Applicants who do not pass the physical agility test will be allowed to re-take the test approximately 90 days later. 

The Physical Agility Test consists of four exercises to measure strength and endurance. The examination consists of 

  • Pull-ups
  • Sit-ups
  • Push-ups 
  • 1 ½ mile run

Each event is scored, and a minimum passing score is 282 points, of a total maximum score of 565 points.  Click the image below to view the PDF. 

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The majority of invitations to participate in our testing processes are conducted via email. It is incumbent that applicants regularly check their email to not miss invites to participate. Please ensure that your email is legibly written on your application, or your invitation to participate in our processes might not be received.

If the Inglewood Police Department (IPD) email is being marked as spam by your service provider, please ensure you add it to your safe sender list. Instructions for major providers can be found on the inTouch Broadcast website. 


If you submit an application and do not get a response/invitation to the written examination, please contact the Background Section (310-412-5236) at least two (2) days before the test.