Testing Schedule for Regular & Lateral Candidates

Testing schedules are reviewed periodically and may be modified as deemed appropriate, without prior notice.




Date/Time/Location of Event

Informational Seminar October 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m.,
​Springfield Police South District Station, 2620 W. Battlefield Road
Accepting Applications for this Testing November 4, 2016
Application Deadline for Testing Purposes October 28, 2016
Schedule Testing The week of October 31, 2016
Written Exams
*Background Questionnaire Due
November 4, 2016
Schedule Interviews October 7, 2016
Oral Boards/Interview Beginning November 4, 2016
Interview Results to Candidates Within 2 weeks of completed interview
**Physical Agility November 4, 2016
Employment Offers Pending date
Post-Offer Exams Pending date
Final Notices Pending date
First day of the Academy March 6, 2017
*Please note: Background Questionnaire is due at the Written Exam check-in. Supplemental documents required for the background packet (i.e. transcripts, birth certificate, diplomas, etc.) are required and due at the Oral Interview Board.

**The testing requirements have been resequenced and the physical agility exam will be conducted at a later time, but is still required.
If you meet the minimum qualifications for the Police Officer position and are interested in participating in the November 2016 testing, please complete an application online. All applications must be received by the application deadline or October 28, 2016. If you want to test in November 2016, you will need to apply for the November 2016 testing cycle.

Please read and retain "Applying for Police Officer" for your use. If you are selected for the Police Academy, you will be required to complete the 1/2 mile continuous course in a maximum time of 5:54 to successfully complete the Police Academy physical training exit standard and in order to graduate from the Police Academy.