Requirements & Testing Procedures


  • 21 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Education: High school diploma or G.E.D.

Testing procedures

  • Review/screening of applications
  • POST Pellet B written examination – passing score of 48 (will accept scores from other agencies' test, as long as it is within one year)
  • Physical agility examination - POST 5 exam
  • Oral Board examination – passing score of 70%
  • Background investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Interview with the La Habra Police Chief
  • Psychological Evaluation administered by a city-designated psychologist
  • Physical examination and drug test administered by a city-designated physician