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Job Interview
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Oral Interview

Each applicant must successfully pass an oral interview. The interview will be conducted by a group of panelists, typically three interviewers, who will ask a series of prepared questions. 

Interviews are focused on examining a candidate's personality, background, understanding of the job and profession, and reasons for pursuing a career in law enforcement. Questions may also be focused on testing a candidate's problem solving and/or decision making abilities. 

Candidates should wear professional business attire and arrive to their scheduled interview at least 15 minutes early. 

The oral interview is one of the requirements by California's Commission on Peace Officer and Standards and Training (CA POST) 

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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


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

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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

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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


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

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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

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