Hiring Process

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There are several steps to the Herndon Police Department's hiring process and they typically take several months to complete.  Applicants must successfully complete the following components of the selection process to be considered for hire:

  • Written Examination - 4 hours
  • Initial Interview - 1 hour
  • Fingerprinting
  • Physical Abilities Test - 3 hours
  • Oral Review Board - 1 hour
  • Polygraph Examination - 4 hours
  • Medical Examination - 4 hours
  • Psychological Examination - 8 hours
  • Background Examination 8 - 12 weeks
  • Interview with the Chief of Police

Vacancies for both sworn positions are posted on the town's Human Resources Jobs page.


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