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.

Applicants must have met the above education requirements at the time the background investigation begins.  However, we will accept applicants who expect to have these requirements met by May 31, 2020.  Any applicant who does not possess these minimum requirements when the background investigation is to commence will have their application deferred until the minimum education requirements are met.

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