Applicant Requirements

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Qualifications

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Minimum age: 21
  • High School graduate or G.E.D.
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Pass a vision and hearing test
  • Pass a drug screening test
  • Pass psychological and polygraph exams
  • Sign a "Continue in Service" agreement

Disqualifications

Applicants will be screened during a preliminary background investigation. Individual situations will be evaluated on a case by case basis; however, a good driving record and clear criminal history are essential. Please consider the following when evaluating your own eligibility.

You may be disqualified for any of the following situations:

  • Any conviction for Driving Under the Influence (alcohol or drugs) in the past 5 years or 2 or more convictions during your lifetime
  • Any 2 or more revocations of your drivers license, or 3 or more suspensions
  • Any misdemeanor conviction within the last 3 years
  • Any involvement in the distribution or manufacture of a controlled substance
  • Any experimental use of marijuana in the last 3 years
  • Any use, experimentally or otherwise, of PCP, LSD, heroin, methamphetamine, designer drugs, cocaine or any other form of hallucinogenic drug
  • Any conviction of a felony, domestic violence or crime prohibiting the possession of a firearm
  • Any conviction, pled guilty or no contest to any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including but not limited to petit larceny or any misdemeanor sex offense. 
  • Any past arrest, regardless of criminal conviction, will be reviewed and may disqualify you
  • Any circumstances that indicate behavior that could pose a liability to this department
  • No visible tattoos on the head, face, eyebrows, ears, or neck area.  No visible tattoos that are obscene, advocates sexual, racial, ethnic or religious discrimination, or are of a nature that tends to bring discredit upon the department.  Applicants are subject to being inspected to determine whether they are in violation of this policy.