Police Officer Hiring Process

The selection process for the position of Police Officer includes the following:

  • Submission of RBPD Application Packet
  • Written Examination
  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Oral Board Interview 
  • Background Investigation
  • Computer Voice Stress Analyzer Interview
  • Chief's Interview

Physical Fitness Test

300-Meter Run:  All applicants must complete the 300-meter run in accordance to the following minimum standards:

Test/Age

20-29 Years

30-39 Years

40-49 Years

50-59  Years

300 Meter Run (Male/Female)

64/76 Seconds

65/86 Seconds

81/109 Seconds

89/132 Seconds

Sit-ups: All applicants must complete the minimum required amount of repetitions within ONE minute. Sit-ups will be completed with hands interlaced behind the neck, knees bent, and a spotter holding the applicant's feet. Each repetition must begin with the shoulder blades touching the ground, and is completed when the torso is perpendicular to the ground.  

Test/Age

20-29 Years

30-39 Years

40-49 Years

50-59 Years

Sit-ups (Male/Female)

35/28

31/21

26/16

20/11

Push-ups: Each applicant must complete the minimum required amount of repetitions within ONE minute. In order to be counted as a completed push-up, each repetition will begin with the applicant in the front leaning rest position (prone position with arms extended, elbows locked, hands on ground, legs resting on toes). The applicant will proceed to lower his/her upper torso until the chest touches a spotting object (Styrofoam cup or similar object) placed on the ground below the chest. The applicant will then raise his/her body back to the front leaning rest position to complete the repetition. Resting is only permitted in the up position. Female applicants will be allowed to perform modified pushups. In order to be counted as a completed modified pushup, each repetition will begin in the front leaning rest position (prone position with arms extended, elbows locked, hands on ground, knees resting on the ground). The applicant will proceed to lower her upper torso until the chest touches a spotting object (Styrofoam cup or similar object) placed on the ground below the chest. The applicant will then raise her body back to the front leaning rest position to complete the repetition. Resting is only permitted in the up position.

Test/Age

20-29 Years

30-39 Years

40-49 Years

50-59 Years

Push-ups (Male/Female)

24/11

19/9

13/7

10/5

1.5 Mile Run:  The applicant will complete a 1.5 mile run in accordance to the following minimum standards:

Test/Age

20-29 Years

30-39 Years

40-49 Years

50-59 Years

1.5 Mile Run (Male/Female)

13:25/16:43 Minutes

14:10/17:38 Minutes

15:00/18:39 Minutes

16:46/20:55 Minutes

Written Examination

Applicants will be required to pass a written examination of their job-related knowledge, to include, but not limited to:

  • Observation and memory
  • Ability to learn police material
  • Situational judgement and problem solving
  • Verbal and reading comprehension

Oral Board Interview

The oral board interview panel will consist of three or more certified police officers.  Applicants will be asked to present themselves in a professional manner while answers various job-related questions.  The panel of interviewers will judge each applicant based on criteria such as:

  • Appearance
  • Communication skills
  • Employment experience
  • Bearing
  • Motivation
  • Responsibility and level of maturity
  • Sincerity of purpose
  • Suitability for the position 

Background Investigation

Upon successful completion of above listed steps, the applicant will be assigned a background investigator.  The assigned investigator will conduct a thorough background investigation examining the applicant's qualifications.  The investigator will contact the applicant's family, neighbors, references, past employers, as well as, current and previous dating partners. The background investigation will examine the applicant's:

  • Education
  • Residential history
  • Dating partners
  • Employment history
  • Driving record
  • Credit standing
  • Criminal history
  • Drug usage
  • Participation in any illegal activity
  • Any encounters an applicant may have had with the police

The background investigation will require the applicant to participate in a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer Interview during which an examiner will verify the truthfuless of information provided by the applicant throughout the process.  

Chief's Interview

Qualified applicants who successfully complete the hiring process will appear before the Chief of Police in an interview in which the Chief will have the opportunity to meet and question each applicant prior to making hiring selections.  

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