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Hiring Process

Basic Application/ Prescreening Questionnaire


Written Exam /Entrance Test


The written exam is typically a standardized test used to assess general aptitude and does not require any knowledge specific to law enforcement. Written exams typically test an applicant’s


  • reading comprehension
  • problem-solving / judgment skills
  • memory
  • writing skills


Some agencies or state POSTs offer study guides to assist applicants preparing for the exam.


Video Exam


During video exams, applicants watch a scenario and provide a verbal response that is rated and scored. Some agencies use video simulations to assess an applicant’s interpersonal skills and judgment.


Physical Fitness /Ability Test


Oral Board


Background Investigation


Drug Testing


Psychological Testing




Medical Exam


A typical medical exam may include the following elements:


  • Height
  • Weight
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Chest X-ray
  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Blood pressure
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Screening tests for illegal drugs


Most law enforcement agencies have vision and hearing criteria, as well as criteria based on specific diseases or conditions. The specific requirements vary by agency and what is acceptable by one department may not be by another.


Chief/Sheriff's Interview


Conditional Job Offer


Police Academy


Probation Status


Field Training Program