What is the process to be hired as a police officer?

Our hiring process consists of a written examination (conducted on a computer in a monitored setting), physical fitness test, structured oral interview, background investigation, polygraph examination, Chief's interview, psychological interview and medical physical exam.  The entire process, with specifics about each component, can be found here.

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1. What is the process to be hired as a police officer?
2. I am already a certified police officer. Do you accept lateral transfers?
3. Is there an age minimum or maximum to apply?
4. What is the hiring bonus and when is it paid?
5. What is your tattoo policy?
6. I don't have 60 college credits, but i have military service. Can I be hired?
7. I don't have 60 college credits, but I have prior police service. Can I be hired?
8. Do you have a residency requirement?
9. I live more than 100 miles from Newark, DE. Is there a special streamlined hiring process?
10. What is the physical fitness requirement?
11. What police academy will I attend?