I missed the application deadline for the last testing process for Police Officer. When will you accept applications for this positions again?
Applications are accepted for each testing cycle for Police Officer only during the posting period for a designated testing cycle. It is imperative that you submit an application by the posted deadline for the specific testing cycle in which you want to participate.

In accordance with City Merit Rules, “Continuous Recruitment” has been declared for the Police Officer job classification. Based on the notice of “Continuous Recruitment”, applications received as a result of this posting process will be considered on a continual basis until such time the Director of Human Resources terminates the “Continuous Recruitment” process.
Eligible candidates are those who successfully pass the testing and selection process. The names of eligible candidates shall be added to, and removed from, the Eligible List on a continuous basis and will be submitted to the Springfield Police Department based upon rank, irrespective of dates on which the testing and selection process occurred.

Once a candidate has attained eligibility status, his or her name may remain on the Eligible List for a period of no longer than eighteen (18) months from the date the candidate attained his/her eligibility status. If a candidate desires to become eligible after his/her eighteen (18) months of eligibility has expired, he or she must participate in the testing and interview processes again in order to maintain eligibility and as long as the “Continuous Recruitment” process has not been terminated.

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1. I want to become a Springfield Police Officer. What are the minimum qualifications for the position?
2. I missed the application deadline for the last testing process for Police Officer. When will you accept applications for this positions again?
3. I have experience as a Police Officer. Do I need to participate in the Springfield Police Department's Police Academy?
4. When do you hire Police Officers?
5. How many Police Officers will be hired?
6. I do not live in MIssouri, can I still apply to become a Police Officer?
7. What is the process for hiring Springfield Police Officers?
8. I do not have Police Officer experience. Do I still qualify?
9. Does the City of Springfield provide the necessary training to become a Police Officer?
10. Do I have to pass a physical if I am offered a position?
11. I do not have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Can I still become a Springfield Police Officer?
12. I have a criminal background. Can I still become a Springfield Police Officer?
13. I do not remember the dates of my traffic violations or other criminal convictions. Do I still need to include them?