The Burbank Police Department is currently hiring Recruit and Lateral Police Officers
Salary while attending the police academy as a Police Recruit
$89,114 - $111,291
Base salary range for entry-level and lateral Police Officers
Candidates can apply at BurbankCA.gov. *New recruits (non-laterals) must register with the National Testing Network prior to taking the written exam.
1. Apply Online
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
Candidates must pass the NTN written exam with a score of 70% or higher. For more information, follow the link below.
2. Written Exam
An extensive background check will be completed to ensure candidates meet the high standards required to join Burbank PD.
6. Background Check
Law enforcement is a physically-demanding career. Candidates must complete a physical agility course in two minutes or less.
3. Physical Agility
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
Following successful completion of the physical agility course, candidates must pass an in-person, panel interview.
4. Oral Interview
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.