Hiring Process

Your initial application will be reviewed and if you meet our minimum criteria you will be called in for an interview.

If, after your initial interview, we decide that you qualify as a potential job candidate, a background investigation will follow.

Background investigations consist of criminal record checks, driver history checks, financial record checks, etc. We will speak to past and present employers and co-workers, as well as friends, neighbors, family members, and associates. You will be required to give proof of citizenship and proof of high school graduation or equivalency. Your fingerprints will be submitted to the State Bureau of Investigation and kept on file at our agency.

If your background investigation proves successful, you will be called for a second interview with the Chief of Police.

Finally, if you are offered a position with our agency, you will be required to complete a physical, drug test, psychological examination, and qualify with our agency's firearms.

You will be sworn in as a police officer with the Town of Elizabethtown on your first day of work and begin your training with a Field Training Officer.

The hiring process is not a rapid one, it may take two months or longer from your initial interview until your first day at work. The hiring process is the same for everyone, whether you are a lateral transfer with experience or straight out of Basic Law Enforcement Training.