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Pay & Benefits

The Burbank Police Department is currently hiring Recruit and Lateral Police Officers

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Salary while attending the police academy as a Police Recruit

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$99,986 - $124,869

Base salary range for entry-level and lateral Police Officers

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Top step salary potential for Police Officers

New Recruit Benefits  |  Lateral Benefits

Hiring Process


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Candidates can apply at *New recruits (non-laterals) must register with the National Testing Network prior to taking the written exam.

1. Apply Online


Candidates must pass the NTN written exam with a score of 70% or higher. For more information, follow the link below.

2. Written Exam

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Law enforcement is a physically-demanding career. Candidates must complete a physical agility course in two minutes or less. 

3. Physical Agility

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Following successful completion of the physical agility course, candidates must pass an in-person, panel interview.

4. Oral Interview

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The Chief of Police and BPD Command Staff will meet and interview you to determine if you're a qualified candidate to join our team.

5. Chief's Interview

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An extensive background check will be completed to ensure candidates meet the high standards required to join Burbank PD.

6. Background Check


A psychological exam is designed to evaluate a candidate's ability to handle the stresses that accompany a career in law enforcement.

7. Psychological Exam


A medical exam ensures candidates are in good health and ready to perform the essential duties of a police officer.

8. Medical Exam


Career Opportunities & Specialized Units

The Burbank Police Department has several specialized units to manage the variety of calls for service and incidents that occur within the city. In addition, there are many specialty assignments available to police officers to develop and advance their law enforcement career and promote to higher ranks within the Police Department. 

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Additional Assignments:
• Detectives • Field Training Officer • Gang Enforcement • Community Resource Officer •
• School Resource Officer • Mental Health Evaluation Team • Bike Patrol •


Contact a Recruiter Today!

Burbank Police Department

200 N. Third St.

Burbank, CA 91502

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Thanks for your interest in joining Burbank PD!

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