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Applicants may be selected to participate in a series of interviews.

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Personal History Questionnaire

Applicants meeting the qualifications and submission of all necessary documents will be asked to provide a personal history background.

The Personal History Background is designed to identify applicants who do not meet the minimum standards to become a Police Recruit and proceed with the process.

This step may save the ineligible applicant considerable time and effort involved in the interview process.

Oral Board Interview

This step in the process consists of a series of panel interviews.

Candidates will be asked five to eight questions, not necessarily police-related. Pass Point is 70% or higher. Results are valid for three years.

Candidates who successfully complete the Oral Board Interview will be placed on a list of eligible candidates. Candidates selected to advance to the Background Investigation Process will be notified approximately 3 weeks later.

Background Investigation

Candidates being considered for appointment will be subject to a polygraph examination and a background investigation.  Upon a conditional offer of employment, candidates will also be required to pass medical and psychological exams.

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including employment verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination.