How do i begin the process of applying to the LAPD and LASD?

I am a female, almost 20 1/2 and i want to apply to both the lapd and lasd and see what happens from there. My question is, how do i begin the process? do i apply first or take the test first? I would also appreciate some advice or tips from someone going through the process or the academy. please no doughnut... show more I am a female, almost 20 1/2 and i want to apply to both the lapd and lasd and see what happens from there. My question is, how do i begin the process? do i apply first or take the test first? I would also appreciate some advice or tips from someone going through the process or the academy.

please no doughnut jokes lol
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