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 December 13th, 2016, 6:00 p.m.,
​Springfield Police South District Station, 2620 W. Battlefield Road
Accepting Applications for this Testing January 6, 2017
Application Deadline for Testing Purposes December 30, 2016
Schedule Testing The week of January 1, 2017
Written Exams
*Background Questionnaire Due
January 6, 2017
Schedule Interviews January 6, 2017
Oral Boards/Interview Beginning January 6, 2017
Interview Results to Candidates Within 2 weeks of completed interview
**Physical Agility January 6, 2017
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 January 2017 testing, please complete an application online. All applications must be received by the application deadline or December 30, 2016. If you want to test in January 2017, you will need to apply for the January 2017 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.