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Requirements

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Minimum Requirements

  • 54 Semester Hours at an Regionally Accredited College or University with a grade C or better
  • OR
  • Two years of continuous active Military Service with an honorable discharge

Lateral Requirements

  • 54 Semester Hours at an Regionally Accredited College or University with a grade C or better
  • OR
  • Two years of continuous active Military Service with an honorable discharge
  • AND
  • Three years of continuous employment as a POST certified law enforcement patrol officer at a police department with a minimum of 20 full-time commissioned officers.

Qualifications

  • 21 years of age for a Police Officer
  • Honorable discharge from a military service as stipulated on a DD214, if applicable.
  • A valid drivers license with a good driving record.
  • No guilty pleas or felony convictions. This also applies to violations of any federal/state laws relating to force, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances.
  • Citizen of the United States.

Pre-employment Test Requirements

  • Running Test (1.5 miles within 15 minutes or less)
  • Written Exams (Basic Reading Comprehension Test & Problem Solving Assessments)
  • Physical Ability Test (an obstacle course which simulates a foot chase)
  • Background Review/Assessment
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Medical Assessment

When applicants are scheduled for testing, written notice will be provided advising the candidate of their particular test dates. Candidates are not selected on a first come first serve basis. Police Recruit classes will be filled as needed based on the candidates’ performance during testing.

Character Requirements

  • Good Moral Character
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Individual Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Stable Employment Record
  • Good Driving Record
  • No History of Addiction to Drugs and/or Alcohol

Please note: While you must be 21 years of age to become a commissioned police officer, there is no maximum age limit.


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