application requirements Application Requirements
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  • Must Be 21 Years of Age
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Hold a valid drivers license
  • 30 college credits preferred (accredited college or university with a "C" or better)
  • Stable employment and personal history
  • Pass a written examination
  • Pass a physical agility test
  • Pass a thorough background investigation
  • Must not use tobacco products
  • Have no Felony convictions
  • No visible tattoos in a short sleeve uniform shirt
  • Meet all minimum requirements for certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Arkansas

Applicants passing the police entrance examination will be awarded preference points based on prior police experience, honorable active military service, a fluency in Spanish, a fluency in Sign Language, or more than 60 college semester hours.

We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.


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