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Police Officer Test Information:

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.) You will take both the written test and the Physical Agility Test (PAT) on the same day, so please arrive dressed in workout attire.

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 and Physical Agility tests are held one Saturday a month at St. Mary's Academy.  

Scroll down to view the test dates.   

St. Mary's Academy
Inglewood, CA 90301

The Written Test starts promptly at 8 AM, please arrive early.  Late applicants will not be accepted.


About the Written Examination

The Written Examination consists of the following:
  • Language Skills - Reading Comprehension
  • Language Skills - Spelling
  • Language Skills - Vocabulary
  • Situation Reasoning - Inductive and Deductive Reasoning questions ask the candidate to draw inferences from general and specific statements.
  • Situational Reasoning - Name and Number Accuracy; Accuracy matching names, addresses, vehicle identification numbers, etc.

About the Physical Agility Test

The Physical Agility Test consists of four exercises designed to measure strength and endurance. The examination consists of
  • Pullups
  • 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 here for insight to the Physical Agility Test.   
Click here to view a video on the Physical Agility Test.

Invitations to the Testing Process

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.

If No Invitation is Received

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.

Testing Dates and Time

Month Written / PAT (8 a.m.)
Oral / Banding
Last Test Day in 2018 November 17, 2018 November 29, 2018
January January 12, 2019
January 24, 2019
February February 23, 2019
March 7, 2019
March March 9, 2019
March 28, 2019
April April 13, 2019
April 25, 2019
May 18, 2019
May 30, 2019
June June 22, 2019
July 11, 2019
July July 13, 2019
July 25, 2019
August 10, 2019
August 22, 2019
September September 14, 2019
September 26, 2019
October October 12, 2019
October 24, 2019
November November 16, 2019
December 5, 2019
December N/A N/A