A comprehensive background investigation will be conducted on each applicant. The investigation will include, but is not limited to, employment verification, personal references, financial responsibility (credit report,) neighbor contacts, and a review of any criminal record.
Panel Review Board
A team of trained panelists review applicants' files.
As only applicants of excellent character are considered, a polygraph examination will be administered to each applicant to ensure compatibility.
Chief of Police Interview
Applicants who successfully complete the background investigation will meet with the Chief of Police for an interview.
Conditional Job Offer
When a vacancy exists, the Chief of Police will consider those applicants who have successfully completed the above steps in the process. Candidates who are extended job offers must successfully complete a medical and psychological evaluation, provided at the expense of the city as a condition of employment.
Applicants selected for employment must successfully pass a stringent medical evaluation, given at the city's expense, to determine if applicants are medically capable of performing the essential functions of the job. Continued employment is conditioned upon successful completion of the medical evaluation.
Applicants selected for employment are required to complete a series of psychological tests to determine if the applicants are psychologically capable of performing the essential functions of the job. Continued employment is conditioned upon successful completion of the evaluation.