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Hiring Process

Please read all the information for the Civil Service Hiring Process and Requirements before submitting an application. In order to be eligible to take the Civil Service written exam and the Physical Agility/Strength and Endurance test, applicants are required to have the these specified requirements. If you have read all the information and are interested in submitting an application, click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Submit Application for Written Civil Service Exam and Physical Agility Test
Once an entry level examination is scheduled, you must submit the application to register for the exam.  This includes obtaining a medical clearance for the physical agility test.  The application must be turned in by the deadline established by the Civil Service Director.  Study guides for the exam may be checked out at that time.


Written Exam
The exam will take place at a location, date, and time determined by the Civil Service Director.  (Please pay strict attention to the instructions before reporting to the exam regarding punctuality, food and drink, cell phones, etc.)  When you complete your exam, it will be graded on site and you will be notified of your grade.  If you pass the written examination, you will be given your time assignment for the physical agility exam. (Generally the next day)


Physical Agility Examination
Applicants will be required to pass all components of the physical agility exam. A complete description of the exam can be found here. If an applicant does not meet the minimum standard of any one component, he or she will be dismissed and removed from further consideration.
Applicants who pass the Physical Agility Examination, will be given their Personal History Statement to fill out and return within a set time limit.

Background Investigation
Once the Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission establishes the Entry Level Police Officer Eligibility List, the Police Department will request names of suitable applicants from the Civil Service Director, in accordance with Civil Service rules and begin the background investigation which includes:
  • Personal History Statement review, criminal history check, and driving record review.
  • Chief’s interview.
  • Pre-polygraph interview.
  • Polygraph examination.
  • Comprehensive background investigation.
Oral Board Interview
Applicants who have passed the background investigation portion of the process will be scheduled for an oral board interview.  The oral board, consisting of officers within the Department, will make a hiring recommendation.


Administrative Review
The oral board recommendation and all other information gathered through the hiring process will be forwarded to the Office of the Chief of Police for final review.


Conditional Job Offer
Applicants selected for hire will be sent to a medical examination, drug screening, and a psychological examination, at the City’s expense.  A formal job offer is contingent on the applicant passing those examinations.


Formal Job Offer
Applicants who pass the medical and psychological examinations will be formally offered a position and notified of their starting date.


To submit an application, CLICK HERE.