How long does the hiring process take?

The hiring process time frame varies but could take up to six months. The hiring process is as follows:

Step 1: Online Application

Step 2: Personal History Statement

Step 3: Physical Fitness and Written Test

Step 4: Background Investigation

Step 5: Police Panel Interview

Step 6: Civil Service Interview

Step 7: Conditional Offer which includes Polygraph, Psychological, and Medical Evaluation

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1. What are the minimum requirements for becoming a police officer?
2. Where do I obtain an application?
3. How long does the hiring process take?
4. How do I prepare for the Physical Fitness Test?
5. Do I have to live in La Vista as an officer?
6. What kind of hours do police officers work?
7. What is the salary range of an officer?
8. What benefits are included?
9. What is the Academy like?
10. How long is the Field Training Officer Program (FTO)?