An applicant for employment must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of the United States (born or naturalized) or a permanent resident of the United States
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma, a "General Educational Development" (GED) equivalent, or have a college degree; from an accredited educational institution approved by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Be willing to work various shifts

An applicant must be able to successfully complete the following:

  • Reading comprehension test
  • Physical fitness test (Minimal  of 20% on Cooper's PT Standard)
  • Interview
  • Pre-polygraph exam
  • Extensive background investigation
  • Post-polygraph exam
  • Psychological exam
  • Medical exam and drug screen

New Cooper Age and Gender Base Standards for Law Enforcement (PDF)