Hiring Information

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

21 YEARS OR OLDER

US CITIZEN

HIGH SCHOOL 

DIPLOMA

OR EQUIVALENT

VALID CLASS C

DRIVER LICENSE

SATISFACTORY

DRIVING RECORD

NO FELONY OR OTHER

DISQUALIFYING

CONVICTIONS

GOOD MORAL

CHARACTER

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PELLET B

ENTRY-LEVEL WRITTEN TEST

  • Measures reading/writing ability via spelling, vocabulary, clarity, reading comprehension, context clues

  • Minimum test score: 46

  • Cost: $12

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WSTB

ENTRY-LEVEL PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST

  • 99 Yard obstacle course

  • 32 ft. body drag (165 lbs)

  • 6ft. chain link fence climb

  • 6ft solid wall climb

  • 500-yard sprint

  • 1.5 mile run (under 14 min)

  • Cost: $100

INTERVIEWS

ORAL BOARD INTERVIEW

15 - 30 MINUTES

  • Comprised of field training officers and sergeants

  • Standard set of preliminary questions

COMMAND STAFF INTERVIEW

APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR

  • Comprised of lieutenants and captains

  • More in-depth line of questioning - opportunity to present self as an asset to NPD

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

NECESSARY 

DOCUMENTS

  • High school / college diplomas & transcripts

  • Social Security Card

  • Military DD 214

  • Driver License

  • Birth Certificate

  • Marriage Documents

  • Citizenship Documents

PERSONAL

HISTORY STATEMENT

Questionnaire that details noted areas regarding criminal history, financial record, drug usage, etc.

POLYGRAPH 

EXAMINATION

It is not always WHAT you have done that may disqualify you... Instead, it may be dishonesty about what you have or have not disclosed.

DEEP

DIVE

Into your personal contacts, history, and your character traits & abilities

PSYCHOLOGICAL SCREENING

  • Evaluate mental and emotional ability to perform police work

MEDICAL SCREENING

  • Evaluate physical condition and ability to perform police work

​​Both screenings are conducted by a designated City Health Professional

PSYCHOLOGICAL
&

MEDICAL
SCREENING

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CONDITIONAL
JOB OFFER

ENTRY LEVEL APPLICANTS ARE SENT TO POLICE ACADEMY FOLLOWED BY FIELD TRAINING

LATERAL APPLICANTS ENTER FIELD TRAINING