We Offer Hiring Incentives!

 Education pay of $1200/yr for an associate’s degree or $1500/yr for a bachelor’s degree 

 Holiday pay of 96 hours per year at regular pay rate 


 $1,200/yr uniform allowance after completion of probationary period 


Longevity pay commences at 5 years of service 


 $1,000/yr incentive for certified* police officers payable upon completion of probationary period, maximum of 5 years. *Certifications and years of experience are approved at the discretion of the Chief of Police 


 $2,000 hiring incentive for fluent Spanish speaking individuals subject to department testing 


 $3,000 hiring incentive for those individuals who can speak, read and write Spanish fluently, subject to department testing

Application Process

Online Application Process

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Submit Background Packet

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Physical Agility and Written Exam

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Interviews

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Polygraph

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Background Investigations

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Qualifications and Expectations

 

Education, Training & Experience Required

  • Must be between the ages of 21 and 45, unless a current participant in the Oklahoma Police Pension system
  • Must possess a minimum of 60 college hours from an accredited university (Military does not count as college hours)
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver's license which has not been suspended or revoked in the past 5 years and no more than 3 or more moving violations in the past 3 years
  • Must not have been convicted of domestic abuse or be listed as a defendant on a protective order
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony crime or have any pending criminal actions
  • Must not be a current user of controlled substances
  • Must not have been convicted of alcohol-related driving offense or crime of moral turpitude
  • Must be able to:
    • Pass physical agility test
    • Pass written test
    • Pass oral examinations
    • Undergo an extensive background investigation
    • Undergo polygraph exam
    • Undergo Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) or related psychological examination
    • Undergo police pension board physical
    • Undergo a drug screening
  • Must successfully complete a basic police academy (as taught by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET), written, practical, and field exercises under the direct supervision of a field training officer during the first 12 months of the probationary period
  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo and successfully pass an annual physical agility exam as a condition of their employment
  • Successful candidates must demonstrate proficiency with firearms (both handgun and long gun on a semi-annual basis) and custody and control techniques to defend self and others

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to operate two-way radios, vehicle and handheld types; radar equipment and breathalyzer equipment
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret ordinances, laws and other operating procedures, and communicate both orally and in writing
  • Ability to drive a vehicle safely and efficiently while under stress and while communicating on the radio
  • Ability to deal effectively with others in both stressful and routine day to day situations
  • Willingness to follow orders, and to work with others
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must be honest in dealing with the public
  • Must obey all laws
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekend, and long hours as necessary
  • Ability to read and interpret maps and give directions as needed
  • Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm manner
  • Ability to perform all aspects of community policing

Essential Job Functions

  • Operate a motor vehicle for routine patrol assignments and to respond to the needs of the community
  • Enforce state and federal laws and city ordinances
  • Make arrests on criminal and traffic-related offenses
  • Perform other duties as assigned, which include, but are not limited to:
    • Investigation of crime scenes
    • Preservation and collection of evidence
    • Preparation of handwritten and typed reports
    • Oral testimony in courts of law
    • Investigation of traffic accidents

Contact the Recruitment Team

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Owasso Police Department 111 N. Main Owasso, OK 74055

(918) 376-1560

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