A few folks have PM'ed me over the last year or so asking about the LAPD. For the last two or three years we had the expedited testing process on hold due to budget cuts. This process allowed you to travel out here and complete all the tests in one, maybe two trips, which is how I did it back in 1988. If you decide to do it, I could help you. The process has returned and we are now doing it again. We are always hiring and nowadays have about seven or eight academy classes a year. (It used to be one a month but due to budget cuts we've cut them back.) If anyone's interested, the following websites are helpful: joinlapd.com and lapdonline.org While you guys are freezing back there with snow and rain, it's been in the mid 70s out here. And if you like the snow, it's only an hour's drive up north. In the summer, there's no humidity and no mosquitoes either. Even if you come out here, stay on the job for a few years, receive top quality training and then go back home, at least you've got that experience behind you. It's something to think about for those of you who have been waiting for years to get on the job back there. I've been on the job out here for 25 years and I still love it, that should say something I would think. Just thought I'd put it out there. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask here or PM me. Good luck.