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LAPD Detention Officer

LAPD Custody Services Division
Los Angeles, CA Full-time
Posted on September 12, 2019

LAPD Custody Services Division


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  • LAPD Detention Officer
  • Starting Salary $49,318


A Detention Officer is an unarmed civilian employee of the Police Department who processes arrestees, including booking, fingerprinting, and maintaining custody and control.  ALL positions include duties, which require the ability to type using a computer keyboard.


Promotional Ladder

  • Detention Officer
  • Senior Detention Officer
  • Prinicipal Detention Officer


Custody Services Division and it’s officers are an integral component of the Los Angeles Police Department in helping the Department reduce the incidence of crime and recidivism thru various outreach programs.

Custody Services Division consists of three regional and seven area jails located throughout the City of Los Angeles. The officers assigned to Custody Services Division manage the safety, housing and facilitate the transport of approximately 100,000 arrestees a year. It is the largest pre-arraignment operation in the Country.

A Custody Services Division officer has an opportunity to expand their career via an Academy Instructor, In-Service Instructor, Specialized Tactics and Training, Fire Team, COMPSTAT, and ARCON. It is a challenging and rewarding career opportunity!