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• There is no specific age cut-off to apply although, the maximum age of retirement is 70 years of age.
The application process may take up to 10 months depending on when you apply and when the next academy would start. You may apply for an academy that you would be available for hire (i.e. on terminal leave or later). You may be eligible for our new SkillBridge Program! The Skillbridge program would allow you to start our academy while still on active duty.
After successfully completing the academy, you will be sworn in at your graduation ceremony. Within three days of your graduation, you will start your field training, which will last for at least 14 weeks and include no less than 60 actual training days with your assigned Field Training Officer. Once you have completed your field training, you will be primarily assigned to one of our six precincts as a fully certified uniform patrol officer.
Physical Ability Course: (Trainee and Certified Applicants)
Physical Performance Test: (Trainee Applicants Only)
After you successfully complete the Physical Ability Course, you will then be required to complete the Physical Performance Test, and PASS the 300 Meter Sprint and Push-ups on the same day, which consists of the:
1. V-Sit & Reach Assessment Only
2. 300 Meter Sprint M 112 / F 142 seconds or less. MUST PASS
3. Sit Ups Assessment Only
4. Push-Ups M 11 / F 4 or more (no time limit) MUST PASS
5. 1.5 Mile Run Assessment Only
Applicants who are not able to COMPLETE the testing and PASS the obstacle course and/or 300 Meter Sprint and Push-ups may schedule up to 3 re-tests during the current hiring process without needing to re-apply.
Uniform patrol officers work permanent 10-hour shifts for 4 months at a time with the benefit of having every other weekend off.
Effective January 22, 2024