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Key West, FL 33040
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Police Recruitment Screening Process

EMPLOYMENT SCREENING PROCESS

Overview of the employment screening process for police and civilian applicants.

  1. Application received (with required documents including TABE scores)
  2. Initial background inquiries made
  3. Physical Abilities Test* (see below)
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Computer Voice Stress Analysis Test*
  6. Oral Interview*
  7. Conditional Offer of Employment Extended*
  8. Psychological Testing (written-interview)*
  9. Physical Exam*
  10. Final Approval by Chief of Police
  11. Final Approval by City Manager

The above process is subject to change without notice and the order in which each step is listed above may not be the actual order of process completion.

The PAT consists of two 220 yard runs, dragging a 150 pound dummy 100 feet, jumping over obstacles (12-24 inches high), climbing over a wall (40 inches high), two 50 foot-sprints and movement around a series of pylons. It must be completed in 6 minutes and 4 seconds.

For out of state candidates, the steps indicated by (*) can normally be scheduled and completed in one week's time.

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