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policeDepartment:  Police



  • $37,400 – $45,100 annually depending on experience and education
  • Up to $5,000 incentive for certified* police officers payable upon completion of probationary period.  *Recognized certifications must be approved by the Chief of Police


Job Summary:

  • Responsible for prevention and suppression of crime and the enforcement of city, state, and federal laws. 
  • Operate a motor vehicle for routine patrol assignments and responding to the needs of the community
  • Enforce state and federal laws and City ordinances
  • Make arrests on criminal and traffic related offenses
  • Performs other duties as assigned, which include but are not limited to: investigation of crime scenes, preservation and collection of evidence, preparation of handwritten and typed reports, oral testimony in courts of law, investigation of traffic accidents, etc.


Education, Training and Experience Required:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Minimum of 60 accredited college hours by the date of the interview with the Chief. (Military experience cannot count as college hours)
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License which has not been suspended or revoked in the past five years and no more than 3 or more moving violations in the past three years
  • Must not have been convicted of domestic abuse or be listed as a defendant on a protective order
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony crime or have any pending criminal actions
  • Must not be a current user of controlled substances
  • Must not have been convicted of alcohol related driving offense or crime of moral turpitude
  • Must be able to pass physical agility test, written test and oral examinations, undergo an extensive background investigation, polygraph exam, MMPI or related psychological examination, Police Pension Board Physical and drug screening
  • Must successfully complete a basic Police Academy as taught by the Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training (CLEET) and written, practical and field exercises under the direct supervision of a Field Training Officer during the first twelve (12) months of the probationary period.
  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo and successfully pass an annual physical agility exam as a condition of their employment.
  • Successful candidates must demonstrate proficiency with firearms (both handgun and long gun on a semi annual basis) and custody and control techniques to defend self and others


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate two-way radios, vehicle and handheld types; radar equipment and Breathalyzer equipment
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret ordinances, laws and other operating procedures and communicate both orally and in writing
  • Ability to drive a vehicle safely and efficiently while under stress and while communicating on radio
  • Ability to deal effectively with others in both stressful and routine day to day situations
  • Willingness to follow orders, and to work with others
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Must be honest in dealing with the public and obey all laws
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekend, and long hours as necessary
  • Ability to read and interpret maps and give directions as needed
  • Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm manner
  • Ability to perform all aspects of Community Policing


Deadline for Application:  Friday, March 21st at 12:00 P.M.


Deadline for Requested Documentations, including Background Investigation Packet & official college transcripts:  Friday, April 4th  12:00 P.M.


Physical Agility Test:  Saturday, April 12th at 8:00am


Written Exam:  Saturday, April 12th at 1:00P.M.


Offer for Employment is contingent upon the following:

  • Preliminary testing
  • Oral Review Boards
  • Chief Interviews and City Manager Interviews
  • Extensive Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • MMPI Psychological Examination
  • Police Pension Board Physical


Apply at www.cityofowasso.com