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Where our Mission is Law Enforcement Excellence and Public Service through Partnership with our Community

Selection Process

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The Suffolk Police Department will hire only the most qualified candidates who successfully meet the following.

Sworn Positions

  • Must be at least twenty and one half years old at the time of application
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be a United States citizen or have been a lawful resident of the United States for the past 10 years. Lawful residents of the United States must be in good standing in the citizenship naturalization process
  • Must not meet any listed automatic disqualifiers
  • Must have an electronic application on file
  • Must successfully pass a physical ability test
  • Must successfully pass a written examination
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Must successfully pass a polygraph examination
  • Must successfully pass an oral review panel
  • Must successfully pass a chief’s interview
  • Must successfully pass a psychological examination
  • Must successfully pass a medical examination

Non Sworn Positions

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be a United States citizen or have been a lawful resident of the United States for the past 10 years. Lawful residents of the United States must be in good standing in the citizenship naturalization process
  • Must not meet any listed automatic disqualifiers
  • Must have an electronic application on file
  • Must successfully pass an oral review panel
  • Must successfully pass any tests required of the position
  • Dispatcher applicants: Typing Test and Criticall Test
  • Call Taker Applicants: Typing Test
  • Record Technician applicants: Typing Test
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Must successfully pass a chief’s interview
  • Certain non-sworn positions must successfully pass a psychological examination
  • Certain non-sworn positions must successfully pass a medical examination

 If you would like more information on opportunities within the Suffolk Police Department contact our Background Investigator at 514-7907.

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