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Officers standing by squad cars
Motorcycle Unit and CCOV in a parade
Officers at a community fun run
Officers high fiving citizens at a community event
Officers at a charity event with the CCOV
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Testing Process

  1. Following a review of your application, you will be invited to take a written exam. The written exam measures reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, and math skills, similar to those you have probably taken in school.  These tests are not intended to assess your knowledge of specific skill sets or procedures unique to policing.
  2. Upon successful completion of the written exam, the results will be evaluated and we will select a group of applicants to continue to the Assessment Center, which is comprised of six classroom exercises designed to assess your potential to be trained as a Police Officer.
  3. Those candidates who pass the Assessment Center will be invited to a panel interview and fitness test.
  4. Upon successfully completing the above steps, a background investigation will be conducted by the Oshkosh Police Department. Applicants are advised to be very accurate when completing the Personal History Statement. Any falsification or misrepresentation may be cause for rejection.
  5. Candidates who pass the background investigation will have a personal interview with the Chief of Police.
  6. Candidates who pass the Chief’s interview will be placed on an eligibility list that remains in effect for up to two years.
  7. Candidates on the eligibility list may receive a conditional job offer. Conditional offers are subject to the candidate successfully passing a comprehensive medical and psychological examination at OPD's expense.
  8. All recommended hires must receive formal approval from the Police and Fire Commission.