1. Pre-qualification Requirements
2. Fill out an Application
3. Letter from Training
4. Written Test
5. Civil Service Interview
7. Physical Fitness Test
The Springdale Police Department uses the Law Enforcement Physical Abilities Test, which was developed using the Springdale Police Officer job description. All applicants will be required to successfully complete the test within the allotted time of four minutes and thirty seconds to continue in the hiring process.
8. Background Investigation
Based on where you rank and available positions, you may then be asked to submit to a background investigation.
9. Springdale Police Interview Board
If you pass the background investigation, you will interview in front of members of the Springdale Police Department's Command Staff.
10. Conditional Hire
Once you pass through steps 1-9, you may be given a conditional letter of hire. After receiving a conditional letter of hire, successful applicants must complete a polygraph examination, a drug screen, and a psychological evaluation.
11. Start Date
If you make it past all phases, you will be given a start date. Once you begin, you will complete a variety of tasks to include the 12 week Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy and a 14 week Field Training program.