Hiring Process

Hiring Process

 

  1. APPLICATION
  1. PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT (for Trooper/Officer positions only)

The Physical Fitness Program is an evaluation of absolute standards (same job = same standard). The standards are based upon Cooper Institute standards reflective of the minimum fitness level an individual must possess to perform their job regardless of their age or gender.  The following events will comprise the assessment:

 

Event

Minimum Standard

1.5 Mile Run

15:34 (Min/Sec)

Push Ups

(#) 21 in one minute

Sit Ups

(#) 30 in one minute

 

Candidates who choose to row must adhere to the following:

  • You will be required to complete a 2000-meter row and achieve a targeted VO2 max of at least 50%.
  • The damper setting on the side of the Concept 2 Rower will be set to “5”.
  • The time each individual must complete the 2000-meter row to achieve the 50% VO2 max standard is determined by their weight, age and gender.

Please see the following link to fill in your age, weight and gender to determine the time you must complete the row to reach the 50% VO2 max standard:

Rower Percentage Calculator

Please see the following video link for tips to successfully complete the rowing:

Concept2 Rower Technique Video

Please see the following video link that will demonstrate common rowing technique errors:

Common Rowing Technique Errors Video

 

Please note that these are the minimum standards for consideration for employment. The Trooper Academy will require cadets to be at a much higher level of fitness. It is highly suggested that applicants implement physical training programs that will prepare them to well exceed the minimum requirements listed above.

 

  1. POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION
  2. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

Employment in law enforcement agencies involves public trust. Only those persons whose conduct, character and behavior does not discredit either themselves or the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be employed. The DPS employment process will address the integrity, ethical conduct, honesty, prejudices, financial responsibility, and past behavior of all applicants.

 

  1. ORAL INTERVIEW (conducted before Polygraph for some positions)

 

  1. PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION (for Trooper/Officer positions only)

 

  1. MEDICAL EVALUTION/DRUG SCREENING (for Trooper/Officer positions only)

 

  1. P.O.S.T. (PEACE OFFICERS STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL) APPLICATION & APPROVAL (for Trooper/Officer positions only)