Police Officer

CITY OF SPRINGDALE   Springdale, AR   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
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Posted on June 22, 2020

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Springdale Police Department  Police Entry Level Testing
We are currently accepting applications for police officer for our September 2020 entry level test.
Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 18th, 2020
Interested candidates must:
Submit a Police Department Application which can
be obtained at 201 N. Spring St. or at
If you have any questions, please contact:


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

Essential Physical Functions

  • While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Physical Performance

The incumbent must be able to perform the following:
  • Have physical and mental stamina to fire weapons.
  • React and move rapidly from sedentary to active condition in response to environmental situations.
  • Assume a variety of bodily positions and postures necessary to employ "cover and concealment" during a deadly force encounter.
  • Respond to a physical attack and possess the ability to escape attacker, subdue attacker and/or summon aid.
  • Must be able to react quickly and efficiently in all emergencies, natural or man-caused disasters.

Skills and Abilities

Education & Experience

High school diploma or GED plus specialized training and/or additional college courses and 19-23 months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Certificates, Licenses & Registrations

Must possess a valid Arkansas Driver's License.

Internal Communications

Regular contacts within the department and with other departments as needed.

External Communications

Regular contacts with businesses, citizens, outside representatives, community groups as needed.

Use of Equipment / Computers

Must be proficient in the use of a personal computer, firearms, radio and other specialized law enforcement equipment.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to utilize both internal and external resources to obtain information and data necessary to carry out routine assignments and special projects.
  • Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff.
  • Must not have a criminal record of any kind and before selection into this position, must be able to withstand a complete background investigation, polygraph examination and credit history report and in additions, must complete a physical and mental evaluation as part of the employment requirements within the first thirty days after hiring date.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to:
  • Extreme Cold
  • Extreme Heat
  • High, Moving Mechanical Parts
  • Outside Weather Conditions
  • Precarious Places, Fumes or Airborne Particles
  • Risk of Electrical Shock
  • Risk of Radiation
  • Risk of Vibration
  • Toxic or Caustic Chemicals
  • Wet/and or Humid Conditions
  • Works With Explosives
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


The work of a commissioned police officer involves an element of personal danger. Police officer must be able to exercise sound, independent judgment under stress. Assignments may include work on special tasks which call upon specialized abilities and knowledge possessed by the officer.

Work assignments can be general or specific and special instructions are received from a supervisor who reviews work methods and results through reports, personal inspection and discussion.

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