The Sioux City Police Department will begin the application and testing process to determine eligible candidates for positions as officers.
Applications can be picked up starting March 18th and must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. April 5th.
The testing portion of the process will be April 24th and will include physical testing, an exam.
Those interested in applying must be at least 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, meet the education requirements, and be able to pass an extensive background investigation. A complete list of qualifications will be made available through the City of Sioux City Human Resources office.
“Most people find the physical test the most difficult,” said Lt. Mark Kirkpatrick, Public Information Officer for the department. “People interested in testing should begin preparing now.”
The physical test will include push-ups, sit-ups, sit and reach, and a 1.5 mile run. All candidates must meet the minimum standards to move on to the written test. Standards can be found at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy website.
“This process is extensive but is designed to select the best candidates to be officers with the SCPD,” said Chief Doug Young.
Applicants who complete the background investigation and the examination process will then be given an oral interview, the date of which is still to be determined.
Once the testing process is complete, a list of eligible candidates will be certified by the Civil Service Commission. Conditional offers of employment are made from the certified list.
Questions can be directed to the City of Sioux City Human Resources Department at 712-279-6200. Applications can be picked up starting at 8:00 on the 18th of March at 405 6th St, Sioux City, IA.