Inside the FSPD - Employment Opportunities - Police Officer
Starting Salary $35,880.00
Applications for Police Officer are generally released one time a year or as deemed necessary by departmental need. All applicants are notified of the date, time, and location of the
Physical Agility Test and Civil Service Written Exam on an informational page within the application packet. An intensive background investigation will be completed on those applicants
who pass those two initial tests. The remaining applicants that clear the background phase are then scheduled for a Police Review Board / Oral Interview and a Civil Service Board / Oral
Interview. A minimum score of 70% is required on the Civil Service Written Exam, Police Review Board / Oral Interview, and Civil Service Board / Oral Interview, and applicants must pass
each test before proceeding to the next. All three tests are scored and their combined scores determine the applicant’s final placement on the hiring list, which remains valid for one year.
Officers are hired from that list as openings occur. In addition, officers selected for hire will complete a medical physical with drug screen, psychological test and polygraph. For further
details contact the Recruiting Coordinator for the Fort Smith Police Department.
Salary and Benefits
The Fort Smith Police Department offers an exceptional entry-level salary and benefits package. As a police officer’s career progresses,
yearly step raises, longevity pay and opportunities for advancement come into play. Please take a moment to review the benefits outline
we‘ve provided. Again, if you have any questions please feel free to contact the Recruiting Coordinator
for additional information.
Educational Incentive for College Degree
3% of Base Salary for Associates Degree
6% of Base Salary for Bachelors Degree
7% of Base Salary for Masters Degree
Three weeks Paid Vacation after 1st Year
160 Hours Sick Leave per year up to 960 hours
13 Paid Holidays per year
All Uniforms and Cleaning Furnished
Leather Goods and Equipment Furnished
Tuition Assistance for Continuing Education
Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Package
Employee’s Federal Credit Union
Police and Fire Pension Plan
Agility Test Training Video
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