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 and Human Resources will select the applicants to be interviewed based on the number of positions available. The applicant will be notified of the interview board date.
Upon completing the interview, the applicant will be ranked by the interview board to determine who will be provided a conditional offer of employment. Once the conditional offer of employment is signed by the applicant a background investigation will be conducted. If the applicant successfully completes the background investigation, the applicant will be scheduled for a polygraph examination and drug screen.
After successfully completing the polygraph examination the applicant will be given 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 a final interview by the Chief of Police.