Police Officer Recruitment

January 3, 2022

The Unified Police Department is accepting applications for lateral Police Officer Recruitment. Click the link below for frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lateral Recruitment

  • Application period (January 3, 2022 thru February 4, 2022)
  • Physical Fitness Test: Waived
  • Oral Interviews: TBD
  • Publish Register: TBD
  • Certified Register: TBD
  • Conditional Offers / LESI / Background Investigations: TBD
  • Background Interviews: TBD
  • Sheriff’s Final Interview: TBD
  • Hire Date: TBD

Out Of State Candidate Timeline

  • Application period (January 3, 2022 thru February 4, 2022)
  • Physical Fitness Test (Laterals Waived): TBD
  • Sheriff Interviews (Laterals only): TBD

Testing Process Weights

c. A purple heart recipient and/or a disabled veteran with any percentage of disability or the spouse of said person. (Up to 10 points) d. No discipline within the previous year
Testing Process Weights Weight (based on 100 points possible)
1. Physical Assessment Test (Waived for LEO Certified) Pass/Fail
2. NPOST Test Scores (Must pass with 80% or higher to qualify) 50%
3. Oral Interviews 50%
4. Veteran's Preference (Maximum of 10 points possible)
a. Must have served on active duty in the armed forces for more than 180 consecutive days; OR was a member of a reserve component who served or is currently serving and/or has been separated under honorable conditions. Or the spouse of said person. (Up to 5 points)
b. A retired member of the armed forces. Or the spouse, unmarried widow or widower of said person. (Up to 5 points)
5. Education Preference (Maximum of 5 points possible)
a. Bachelor's Degree (Up to 5 points)
b. Associate's Degree (Up to 2.5 points)
c. LEO Certification (Up to 5 points)
6. Office of the Sheriff Preference (Maximum of 5 points possible)
a. Any candidate that is currently employed full time by the office of the sheriff, and completed their probationary period, will receive 5 points.
b. Any candidate that is currently employed part time or in a volunteer status will receive 2.5 points.
5. UPD Youth Cadet Preference (Maximum of 2.5 points possible)
a. Currently enrolled or graduated from the program with at least 1 year of service
b. 80% attendance to weekly meetings
c. 35 hours of participation in special events

**A minimum score of 70% is required to make the final roster**
**The register may remain valid for up to two years, per POMC policy 2150**
**The maximum combined preference points are 5 or 10 if disabled veteran, per POMC 2130**

Application Documents

Lateral Police Officer Employment Application

Police Officer FAQ - NPOST FAQ

Merit Commission 2022 PO Recruitment Plan



The Unified Police Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.