What qualifications do I need to apply for a Police Officer position?

Police officer candidates must possess an associate's degree in Police Science, have attained the age of 21 years and possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record.  Two years of experience in a full-time Police Department may be substituted for each year of the educational requirement. Applicants must be Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) eligible and will be required to provide a copy of their POST certification or license with their application.

When the City is recruiting for a Police Officer eligibility roster, the posting will be displayed on the City’s website.

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1. How do I learn about employment opportunities?
2. When can I submit an employment application?
3. How do I apply for an open position?
4. May I apply for more than one position?
5. Can I submit a resume instead of completing a City application?
6. The job I’m interested in isn’t listed. Can I still complete an application?
7. How do I determine if I qualify for a particular job?
8. I am a veteran. How do I apply for veteran’s preference?
9. When are completed applications due?
10. How does Human Resources determine if I qualify for the job?
11. If I apply and am not hired for a position, will I need to reapply for future openings?
12. When will I be contacted about my job application?
13. I’m interested in a Community Service Officer position. What qualifications do I need?
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