Our minimum requirements are:
Valid U.S. Driver's License - Must have and maintain a valid U.S. driver's license that is not revoked, withdrawn or under suspension.
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) - Due to the strenuous nature of the USCP Officer duties and the associated training programs, fitness tests have been developed and will be used to screen qualified applicants for entry-level Police Officer positions. Read More.
The Police Officer Selection Test (POST) - The POST will test your knowledge of basic math, reading and grammar. You must obtain a passing score of at least 70 in each section.
Drug Testing - USCP will schedule, pay for and provide the drug test..
Background Investigation - Must complete a full background investigation.
Selective Service - If Applicable, registered with the Selective Service System; or exempt from the Selective Service System registration as a female or because of age or military status.
Education - A High School diploma or a GED certificate is required
Age Requirements - Must be 21 years of age, but have not reached your 37th birthday at the time of appointment.
U.S. Citizenship - Only United States Citizens will receive consideration. Qualified applicants will be required to provide proof of citizenship early in the selection process.
Medical Examination - Failure to complete a favorable examination may result in disqualification for further consideration.
Polygraph Examination - Failure to complete a favorable examination may result in disqualification for further consideration.
Psychological Examination - Failure to complete a favorable examination may result in disqualification for further consideration.
Mandatory Completion of Basic Training - Qualified candidates selected for employment must successfully complete approximately 6 months of paid training.