First things first... the hiring process can be long but we do everything we can to streamline the process. With several steps that must be completed, it's not unusual for it to take 3-4 months for someone to get hired. However, once you make the commitment and come on-board, you will be rewarded with one of the most challenging, rewarding and fulfilling careers out there.
STEP 1 - APPLY
Step 1 is easy. Click the link and APPLY NOW. We use the same application for all of our positions. Whether you are looking for a dispatch or an officer job, it's a one stop shop. Once your application is received it will be reviewed. If you meet the minimum requirements you will be invited to interview. Congratulations, you've taken the first step on the path to a rewarding career.
STEP 2 - INTERVIEW
Come in and talk to us. The interview panel is a process in which three or more veteran officers or communication center professionals ask you a bunch of questions to see if you're what we're looking for. The interview is about an hour long and is wide ranging. Be honest in your answers. Integrity is everything.
STEP 3 - TEST
Prepare. Study. Train. Entrance testing for those applying to join us as a police officer consists of two phases - a physical fitness test and a psychological screening. Full details on the tests can be found here. All the requirements are laid out. Exercise and train and you'll be able to do it.
STEP 4 - BACKGROUND & POLYGRAPH
If you've made it to the background stage, you're more than halfway there. We'll ask you to complete a comprehensive Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and then meet with a detective. The detective assigned to your background will review everything you've submitted, review your academic, military and/or employment histories and verify you are who you say you are.
A polygraph exam is required to attend the academy and is administered during this stage of the hiring process. Again, honesty and integrity will help you sail through this step. Shouldn't be a problem, right?
STEP 5 - MEDICAL EVALUATION
You've made it through the basic test at the academy. If you've progressed this far we need you to check in with our doctors to ensure you're physically capable of handling 16 weeks at the academy and rigors of the job that follow.
STEP 6 - RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND
If all goes well and all the boxes are successfully checked... all the 'i's' dotted, the 't's' crossed... then all that's left is for you to raise your right hand and take the oath to serve your community and help those in need. Next step... the Academy.