What is the department's hiring process like?

The Command staff continually evaluates the department's hiring procedures to ensure we identify the best candidates while staying in compliance with best practices and applicable laws and regulations.

Generally, when the Police Chief approves a hiring process, all on-hand applications are reviewed by a screening committee consisting of experienced supervisors in the department including members of the command staff. Applicants are screened multiple times to narrow down the eligible candidates.

The department uses several tools to identify the best candidates including panel interviews, standardized testing, physical testing, psychological examination, and an intensive background investigation.

At the conclusion of the process, the hiring panel presents eligible candidates to the Police Chief for consideration.

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1. How do I apply?
2. What is the department's hiring process like?
3. Does the department hire uncertified or inexperienced applicants?
4. Does the department hire officers certified in another state?
5. Does the department have a field training program?
6. What are the minimum requirements to become a Police Officer?
7. How long does the hiring process take?
8. Are there any disqualifiers from employment?