Police Officer

The Police Officers of the Blytheville Police Department are professional men and women who are a part of a complex legal system. They work in a diverse ever changing challenging social climate that requires both strength and compassion. Law Enforcement is not for everyone. While the risks are great the rewards can be greater. Do you have what it takes?

The hiring process can take several months to complete. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must have a clear background and be of good character. You will be required to complete a Physical Ability assessment, communication skills assessment and police aptitude exam. You will also be required to submit to a polygraph examination as well as a Physical and Psychological examination.  

Application Packet that contains testing and assessment information each applicant can anticipate when entering the applicant assessment period which is routinely announced as positions for Police Officer become available. To get a copy of the Application Packet click here. 

Certified Applicants are not required to undergo the Physical Fitness Ability / Agility or Written Police Officer Examination Test.  

We encourage you to file your initial application with us on-line by clicking here.

For a copy of the current pay scale please click here

For a copy of the Blytheville Police Department Police Officer Job Description please click here.  


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