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Reserve Police Officer Selection Process

New Candidate Orientation

The reserve police officer background investigation process can take four-six months for completion; however, typically there is only one academy class in the Spring.  Attending orientation and getting yourself in the process early is a important step.  The selection process follows the following steps:

  1. APPLY TODAY by clicking here to submit an interest card.  Your interest card will allow you to learn more and begin the application process.
  2. Attend a new candidate orientation and in person interview
  3. Complete online qualifications survey within 72 hours of new candidate orientation
  4. Written examination and writing sample
  5. Applicant processing day
    1. Physical ability test
    2. Applicant screening and document collection
    3. Fingerprinting
  6. Background investigation (criminal checks, references, employment, social media checks, etc.)
  7. Polygraph examination
  8. Medical and psychological evaluation
  9. Review and approval

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