Minimum Standards

Minimum Standards Required

Before filing an application, each candidate for police officer must meet the following minimum standards:

Citizenship - Each candidate must be a United States citizen.

Age - Each candidate must be at least 21 years old by date of appointment. 

Education - Each candidate must meet one of the following:

  1. Possession of an associate's degree or higher, or have completed one-half of the requirements for a bachelor's degree (60 college credits):or
  2. Possession of 30 college credits with more than 2 years of prior military experience. Military experience is defined as 3 or more years of active duty military service or 6+ years of Guard or Reserve service. 

The applicant must possess Honorable Discharge documentation.

Driver's License - Each candidate must have a current valid driver's license and one year of driving experience prior to application. An applicant must not have had a revoked or suspended driver's license within the three-year period prior to application. 

Arrest Record - Any candidate who has been convicted of a felony will be disqualified from consideration. 

Physical Requirements - Each applicant must have: 

§Weight in proportion to height

§20/200 vision in each eye, correctable to 20/20 in each eye 

§Normal color vision

§Physical skills necessary to perform the duties