Step 6: Background Investigation

The background investigation includes checks of employment, police, financial, education and military records, and interviews with family members, neighbors, supervisors, coworkers and friends. You will be evaluated on your past behavior and the extent to which your behavior demonstrates positive traits that support your candidacy for Police Officer Trainee.

Trying to hide past issues, no matter how small, or failing to provide required information, are two of the biggest reasons candidates will fail a background investigation.

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1. Step 1: Online Application
2. Step 2: Personal History Statement
3. Step 3: Written Examination
4. Step 4: Department Selection Interview
5. Step 5: Physical Agility Testing
6. Step 6: Background Investigation
7. Step 7: Polygraph Examination
8. Step 8: Psychological Examination and Medical Evaluation
9. Step 9: Police Academy