Step 2 - Written/Physical Test/Pellet B

You will be directed to fill an application out and submitted online via this link. This is the first step in your journey with the Inglewood Police Department. You will then receive an email inviting you to one of our testing dates (for more information please see the dates at the bottom of this page.) 

Upon successful completion of the Inglewood Written Test and the Inglewood PAT, please click on "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" with you to your Oral Board Interview.


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 designed 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.  


The majority of invitations to participate in our testing processes are conducted via email. It is incumbent that applicants regularly check their email so as 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 you're service provider, please ensure you add it to your safe sender list. Instructions for major providers can be found on the inTouch Broadcast website. 


In the event 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 prior to the test.