Basic Job Requirements

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The requirements for being a police officer are: 

  •  must be 20 years and 180 days of age at the time you apply
  •  vision that is correctable to 20/40 binocular
  •  normal hearing in both ears
  •  must pass a departmental physical and psychological evaluation prior to being hired
  •  U.S. citizen
  •  had to have graduated from high school (G.E.D. is accepted if you have 60 college credit hours)
  •  two years full-time work experience (Bachelor degree or higher may be substituted for work experience)
  •  valid driver license


The physical fitness assessment consists of:

  • Vertical jump of at least 14 inches
  • At least 25 sit-ups in one minute
  • At least 19 push-ups in one minute
  • 1.5 mile run in 16:55 minutes