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Do you Qualify?

Yes  No

I Meet the Minimum Requirements:

  • Be at least 20 years of age or older at the time the application is filed
  • US high school diploma or GED equivalency
  • Have no physical or mental limitations that might prevent the completion of any duty assignment
  • Have vision correctable to 20/20
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (1031.5 Government Code)
  • Cannot be on court ordered probation at the time of application or hire
  • No felony convictions
Yes  No

I Meet the LBPD Drug Policy:

The Long Beach Police Department hiring standard concerning drug usage is as follows:

  • Marijuana - any use of marijuana in the last two years will result in disqualification from the current hiring process. This is not a life-time disqualification; just until a two-year period of no marijuana use has passed.
  • Other illegal drug use (other than marijuana or hard drugs listed below) in the last three years will result in disqualification from the current hiring process. This is not a life-time disqualification; just until a three-year period of no illegal drug use has passed.
  • No use of hallucinogens LSD and Mushrooms within the last 10 years.
  • Certain hallucinogenic drugs (PCP, Bath Salts, etc.) and illegal intravenous drugs (heroin, methamphetamine, etc.) are an automatic disqualification from this process. This is a lifetime ban.

All other drug use will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and a determination will be made based on the applicant's overall qualifications.

Yes  No

I Meet the LBPD Tattoo Policy:

  • No tattoos may be visible while wearing the police uniform (this includes during recruit training at the academy); any forearm tattoos must be above the natural line of the wrist so they cannot be seen while wearing a long sleeved uniform. No neck, face, head, or mouth tattoos are permitted.
  • Tattoos depicting subversive, racist, hateful, illegal or other unacceptable pictures or messages are not permitted
  • No intentional body modifications (scarifications, enlarged piercings, implanted objects, etc) are permitted to be visible while in uniform. Body modification that is not visible while in uniform will be decided on a case-by-case basis.


Contact Info:

Request information from a Long Beach Police Recruiter.

(562) 570-5390
(Do not call for an emergency response)


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Public Safety Building
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 

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