Monday, October 20, 2014

Police Officer Recruitment Info

Recruitment

If you are seeking a rewarding career in Law Enforcement, I would like to invite you to consider the Big Spring Police Department as your home for a Law Enforcement career. As a stable, progressive Department, we offer excellent employee benefits comparable to, if not better than, other departments our size.

If you believe you are capable of meeting the high standard demanded of a Big Spring Police Officer, and want to make a difference, I encourage you to apply.

The city of Big Spring does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Lonnie O. Smith
Chief  of  Police


General Qualifications

Age

You must be 21 years of age at the time you apply to take the entrance examination. There is no maximum age requirement but all applicants are required to successfully complete a physical agility course.

Citizenship

All applicants must be US citizens at the time of application.

Education

All applicants must have graduated from High School.  Applicants may have a GED but must have 12 college semester hours.


Required Documents

1. Current driver license with photograph

2. Birth certificate

3. Marriage license(s)

4. Divorce degree(s)

5. Copy of DD214

6. High school diploma or GED

7. College transcript

8. Copy of TCLEOSE Peace Officers Certificate


Applicant Processing Steps

To become an applicant you must complete an application and submit it to:

City of Big Spring
400 E. 4th
Big Spring, Texas 79720

Applicants will first take the written test consisting of  reading / writing skills and a written psychological test. Following the test, applicants will be advised if they passed or failed the testing. Failing applicants will not continue the hiring process and may retest again at the next scheduled testing date. The written test starts at 8 a.m. and is concluded by 12 p.m. After a lunch break applicants will begin the physical agility testing. Applicants should bring a change of clothing for the physical testing.

On the following date applicants passing both the written and physical tests will go before an interview. At this time applicants should turn in their personal history questionnaires.

On the following date applicants passing both the written and physical tests will go before an interview. At this time applicants should turn in their personal history questionnaires.

A background investigation will consist of one or more of the following :

Polygraph Interview
Psychological Testing
Medical Examination
Reference Checks
Employment Checks
Financial Checks

The time it takes to complete the background check is lengthy.

All applicants that pass all phases of the application process will be placed on an eligibility list that will remain in effect for one year.

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