The Los Angeles Police Department employs about 10,500 sworn police officers. LAPD salary starts at $45,226.
For individuals who have a minimum of 60 college credits the salary is slighlty more at $47,043
For those who have completed a college diploma or a university degree, the salary starts at $48,880.An increase in salary takes place after you have finished 6 months of your probationary time period.
Every 12 months after that period, another salary increase takes place.
LAPD officers (PO 3) top out at $80,075.
Including overtime the pay would obviously be more.
There are also opportunities for bonuses for special skills. Fluency in a foreign language earns a bonus, and assignment into certain specialized units earns bonuses as well.
LAPD officers also receive 12 days of 100 percent paid sick leave, five days at 75 percent, and five days at 50 percent, upon hiring and each year while employed.
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