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Testing Procedures

The Fayetteville Police Department conducts applicant testing two times each year.  The applications can be obtained from the City of Fayetteville’s website at www.accessfayetteville.org

The application / testing process consists of two phases.  You must successfully complete Phase I in order to proceed to Phase II.  Upon successful completion of both phases, and approval from the Fayetteville Chief of Police, you will be given an offer of employment and scheduled to begin the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.

                                              

                                                 PHASE I

Complete and Submit Application

  • All applications should be submitted to the Human Resource Department
  • Submit all required documents
  •  Preliminary Background Check
  • Check for minimum requirements

 

Civil Service Test

  • The test consists of 100 questions covering reading comprehension, report writing, and observation skills.
  • The test will be graded on site
  •  All scores of 70 % or greater will be considered passing

 

Physical Fitness Test

  • Bench Press or Push up
  • Leg Press
  • Sit Up
  • 1.5 Mile Run
  • 300 Meter Run

 

Police Interview Board (Appropriate Business Attire Required)

  • Structured interview conducted with eight officers from the Fayetteville Police Department

 

Civil Service Interview Board (Appropriate Business Attire Required)

  • Structure interview with members of the civil service commission

 

List of Certified Police Applicants

  • All applicants will be ranked according test results
  • 50 points for the Civil Service Test
  • 20 points of the police interview
  • 30 points for the civil service interview

 

                                                  PHASE II

Background Investigation

  • Driving record and criminal history
  • Pre-investigation interview
  • Employment references
  • Personal references
  • Neighborhood references
  • Educational references
  • Credit check

 

Interview with Fayetteville Police Administration

 

Offer of Employment

 

Physical & Psychological Examination

 

Drug Screening

 

Upon passing  the Physical & Psychological Examination and Drug Screen, you will then be given a start date and schedule to start the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.