May 30, 2011
RE: Police Qualifications
I chose to do my report on one bigger city in Wisconsin. The city of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) has various mental and physical exams that are required in the hiring process of becoming a police officer. I know that there are bigger police departments out there, but seeing that I found out so much information just on one city that I didn’t feel the need to compare MPD with another PD. The minimum requirements to be on the MPD are first you must be at least 21 years old to join. You must be a United States Citizen and you have to be a Milwaukee residence within six months of the appointment and throughout your employment with the department. You have to have a High School Diploma or a GED. If you have your GED from different state then it has to meet the Wisconsin standards. Probably one of the important requirements is having a Wisconsin driver’s license that is valid or a valid license from a state which you reside. You will need to have a valid license throughout your background check as well as throughout your employment. If your application was rejected then obviously you have been convicted of a felony, dishonorably discharged from any branch of the military and convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. You would also be disqualified if you failed your background check within the last two years of your first application. If you have been terminated, resigned or discharged with charges pending from the MPD or MFD in the past two years of the date of application you are also disqualified. The selection process includes a written test, physical ability test, which basically you would need to run 1-1/2 miles. As well as having an oral interview, a writing exercise, and background check. The applicants who pass there written exam will be ranked based upon the written test score plus any preference points you...