City Approves Signing Bonus of up to $10,000 To Help Grow the LAPD. $5,000 for new recruits, $10,000 for lateral officers
LOS ANGELES: With the signature of the Mayor, the LAPD now offers a signing bonus of up to $10,000 for qualified men and women to join the Los Angeles Police Department.
Paid for in part by a $1 million donation from Mercury Insurance, the Signing Bonus is the most recent action in the Mayor's push to put 1,000 new police officers on the streets of Los Angeles by the year 2010. The LAPD Signing Bonus offers $5,000 to new recruits and $10,000 to returning LAPD officers and current police officers from other jurisdictions who join the Department.
“We at the Personnel Department are very excited to have the appointment bonus to help us in our effort to recruit and hire 780 police officers this fiscal year,” said Personnel Department General Manager Maggie Whelan. “Working in close partnership with the LAPD, we are well over half way to our recruitment goal for this year and this bonus should help us reach our target.”
"The Police Signing Bonus is another positive effort by the City to recruit the best and the brightest to become Los Angeles Police Officers,” said Chief of Police William J. Bratton. “By being creative in our efforts to increase the size of the Department, were are ultimately increasing the number cops who will work hard to continue to reduce crime and make the communities of Los Angeles safe."
“Our ability to recruit and train new officers is the primary reason crime continues to drop in this City,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “Mercury’s generosity will help put more officers on the street at a faster rate and at a time when we need them most.”
For more information on the signing bonus, testing and careers with the LAPD visit www.JOINLAPD.com or call 866-444-LAPD.