Hiring Process

The Enterprise Police Department is continuously hiring for the position of lateral police officer.  Steps two and three are excluded from the lateral officer hiring process.  Applicants who are not state-certified officers will complete the steps listed below.  Individuals wishing to apply for this position may do so on the City of Enterprise Human Resources page.  The City of Enterprise Human Resources Department will administer all police applications. A Basic Ability Test (BAT) must be taken if an applicant does not possess a higher education degree. The BAT will be given at Enterprise State Community College.  Enterprise PD Administrative Staff will administer the remaining tests for the hiring process.  The hiring process will typically take 30-45 days to complete.

The Enterprise Police Department has changed the age requirement from 21 years old to 19 years old for the position of Police Officer.  The applicant must be 19 years old at the time of application.

Police Applicants will be involved in a multistep process in order to obtain a position.  The police hiring process consists of the following steps:

  1. Application with Human Resources
  2. Physical Fitness Exam *For more information, see below.
  3. BAT (Basic Ability Test) - if applicable
  4. Oral Board Interview (If selected for a position, applicants will receive a Conditional Letter of Employment at this step)
  5. Background Investigation
  6. Psychological Exam
  7. Polygraph Exam
  8. Medical Exam
  9. Drug Screen
  10. Police Academy Acceptance
Physical Fitness Exam
The Physical Agility Test requires that within 90 seconds, the applicant:      
  •  Pushes a standard patrol vehicle, in neutral, a distance of 15 feet;
  • Runs a short distance and climb over a six-foot wall or chain link fence;
  • Runs a short distance to an obstacle similar toa small window and crawls through a window; 
  • Runs a short distance to a balance beam mounted approximately one foot off the ground, balancing on the beam and walk the length of the balance beam (15 feet);
  • Runs a short distance and drag a 165-pound dummy a distance of 15 feet

The Physical Ability Test requires the applicant:
  • Completes Twenty-Two (22) push-ups in 60 
  • Completes Twenty-Five (25) sit-ups in 60 seconds
  • Runs 1.5 miles on a flat, level course within 15 minutes, 28 seconds

*The course is located at 401 West College Street and is available at any time for those looking to practice. 
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