Join the Team


ow to Apply:

Click HERE to Apply!  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 located at:
St. Mary's Academy
701 Grace Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301

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.

Background Orientation

Applicants to all employment positions in law enforcement are highly encouraged to attend our background orientation. The orientation will give applicants an idea as to exactly what law enforcement agencies are seeking in an applicant. You will have an opportunity to speak with background investigators and understand their perspective as they process applicants for positions. When applicants leave the orientation, they will have a greater understanding as to what they need to do to increase their chances of getting hired with an agency.

Background orientations will be held in Community Room A in Inglewood City Hall located at:
Inglewood City Hall
1 W Manchester Boulevard
Community Room A, First Floor
Inglewood, CA 90301

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 at least two (2) days prior to the test.

Testing Dates

Month Orientation (6 p.m.)
Written / PAT (8 a.m.)
Oral / Banding
January TBA January 13, 2018
January 24, 2018
February N/A February 10, 2018
February 21, 2018
March TBA
March 10, 2018
March 21, 2018
April N/A April 14, 2018
April 25, 2018
May 19, 2018
May 30, 2018
June N/A June 9, 2018
June 20, 2018
July TBA July 14, 2018
July 25, 2018
N/A August 11, 2018
August 22, 2018
September TBA
September 8, 2018
September 19, 2018
October N/A October 13, 2018
October 24, 2018
November TBA
November 17, 2018
November 28, 2018
December N/A N/A N/A