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QUALIFICATIONS

AGE

At least 21 YEARS of age by the start of the Academy

EDUCATION

Have earned a

High School Diploma

or

G.E.D. 

College degree preferred but not required

CITIZENSHIP

Be a

United States Citizen

by the start of the Academy

BACKGROUND

Have a history of MORAL and ETHICAL character sufficient to warrant the Public Trust in the applicant as a Police Officer. 

Disqualifiers

CRIMES

Felony

  • Conviction

  • Diversion

Misdemeanor

  • Other than DUI, a conviction or diversion which had a possible jail sentence of 6 months, within the past 5 years

  • Conviction or diversion for any misdemeanor domestic violence offense

Probation / Parole

  • Currently on probation, parole, or diversion

DRUGS

Marijuana

  • Used Marijuana within the past year

Narcotics / Controlled Substances

  • Other than marijuana, illegal drug use within the past 5 years

  • Sold or manufactured any controlled substance within the past 10 years

DRIVING

Driver's License

  • Non-valid driver's license and unable to obtain a valid license prior to the start of the Academy

DUI

  • Conviction or diversion for a DUI within the past 3 years

MILITARY

Conduct

  • Convicted of a court martial offense

Discharge

  • Dishonorably discharged from the military

*Applicants are evaluated on a totality of their qualifications and experience. These disqualifying circumstances may not result in automatic removal from the process. Applicants with concerns are encouraged to contact the Training Unit with questions.

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