Police Officer

The position of police officer for the City of Stillwater is a challenging, demanding and rewarding career.  In order to become a police officer for the City of Stillwater an application must be submitted through the City of Stillwater Human Resources Department. To see what positions we are currently hiring for, please visit the City of Stillwater Main Page at www.stillwater.org/employment.

Once the initial application is submitted to Human Resources, the applicant will be informed of the date(s) to appear for the written examination and physical agility testing.  The written exam is a nationally recognized police selection examination covering basic mathematics, reading comprehension, and grammar.  The physical agility test consists of an obstacle course which simulates actual physical requirements demanded of a police officer.  The written examination and physical agility test are both pass/fail.  The course is approximately ¼ mile and includes:

Upon successful completion of the written examination and the physical agility test, the training unit will select the applicants to be interviewed. The applicant will be notified of the interview board date. 

Upon completing the interview, the applicant will be given a Personal History Form to complete. A secondary review board will interview the applicant and upon successfully completing the secondary review board a thorough background investigation will be conducted. If the applicant successfully completes the background investigation, the applicant will be scheduled for the Matrix-Predictive Uniform Law Enforcement Selection Evaluation Inventory and the Chief's interview.

After successfully completing the Chief's interview the applicant will be given a polygraph examination, and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory to determine their suitability to be a police officer. The applicant will then be scheduled for the medical screen to qualify for the Oklahoma Police Pension System.

Once the above criteria are successfully met, the applicant will then be scheduled for their start date.