Minimum Standards

Minimum Standards Required

Before filing an application, each candidate for police officer must meet the following minimum standards:
  • Citizenship - Each candidate must be a United States citizen.
  • Age - Each candidate must be at least 21 years old by date of appointment.
  • Education - Each candidate must have an associate's degree or have completed half of the requirements for a bachelor's degree.
  • Driver's License - Each candidate must have a current valid driver's license and one year of driving experience prior to application. An applicant must not have had a revoked or suspended driver's license within the three-year period prior to application.
  • Arrest Record - Any candidate who has been convicted of a felony will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Physical Requirements - Each applicant must have:
    • Weight in proportion to height
    • 20/100 vision in each eye, correctable to 20/20 in each eye
    • Normal color vision
    • Physical skills necessary to perform the duties