The Recruitment & Hiring Process

Recruitment Process

  1. Only completed applications are reviewed by Human Resources and the hiring department, and the most qualified applicants are selected for testing and/or an interview.
  2. Testing may include a written exam, an oral exam and/or a practical (demonstration) exam, depending on the position.
  3. Interviews generally consist of a formal panel, with 2-3 individuals serving as raters.
  4. Candidates are notified of test and interview results by email.
  5. Candidates who pass their test and/or interview are placed on an eligibility list which is sent to the hiring department for further consideration.
  6. Finalist/second interviews are then done by the hiring department to assist in making their final selection.
  7. Human Resources begins the hiring and onboarding process.

Hiring Process

  1. Upon selection of a candidate, previous and current employment is verified.  Higher education degrees and/or required certifications are also verified as part of the hiring process.  Professional references may also be contacted.
  2. A background check and formal review is conducted for certain positions within the Police Department.
  3. Upon successful completion of the above steps, a Conditional Offer of Employment will be presented. This Offer will outline the exact title and salary that the candidate is being offered.
  4. Upon acceptance of the Offer, the candidate will undergo a criminal fingerprint check and Pre-Employment Physical Examination, which includes a drug screen.  Some Police Department positions require additional examinations, such as a polygraph and psychological examination. These examinations are used in determining the candidate's suitability for the position.
  5. Upon administrative review and approval, a final offer of employment is made and the hiring department will coordinate with the candidate as to the start date, reporting place and time.
  6. Human Resources works with candidate/potential new employee prior to start date to collect pertinent forms and coordinate onboarding process.