Careers: Law Enforcement Hiring Process
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Law Enforcement Hiring Process
The law enforcement hiring process for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department may take several months.
All law enforcement applicants are required to complete this Drug Abuse Questionnaire. Upon completion, you may attach it to an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a copy to the Employment Section at 901 Charlotte, Kansas City, MO 64106. This is the first step in the employment process.
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All applicants begin with and must take the Entry Level Police Officer Exam, which is administered by the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. Applicants are notified of the date, time and location of the test date beforehand.
Physical Abilities Test (view the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) diagram)
The physical abilities test is an obstacle course designed to simulate challenges that could be encountered during an officer’s tour of duty. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to maneuver through the course with minimal errors. The physical abilities course is administered following the P.O.S.T.
After passing the P.O.S.T. and the physical agility test, the applicant will receive an appointment time to report to the department for completion of the application process. The completed application and support documentation is forwarded to a Recruiter.
Pre-Employment Polygraph Examination
Qualified applicants may proceed to the polygraph examination, which is administered by a qualified Polygraph Examiner. This test will cover criminal activity, drug usage, integrity, truthfulness and employment history.
The background investigation will cover pertinent facts regarding the applicant’s character, work history and any criminal or traffic records.
During the background investigation, the applicant will be required to ride with a Kansas City Missouri Police Officer on a weekend for a full tour of duty during the evening or night shift. This experience will expose the applicant to the actual duties performed by Kansas City Missouri Police Officers.
This is an interview conducted before the members of the Employment Section. The interview will consist of relevant questions designed to allow the Kansas City Missouri Police Department the opportunity to assess an applicant’s overall abilities as they relate to the field of law enforcement.
This interview is conducted by a certified psychologist, after a job offer has been made.
Applicant’s will undergo a complete medical and eye examination performed by a licensed physician, after a job offer has been made.
Note: Many factors affect the expected duration of the hiring process. Completing the entire process may take several months. Applicants who successfully complete each phase of the hiring process are placed in an eligibility pool.
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