Police Officer Recruitment Process

Sun Prairie Police Department is now accepting applications for the opening of Police Officer until July 1, 2022.

Candidates meeting minimum requirements will be asked to complete an online test and will be invited to the PD Staff interviews

Candidates that score 140 points between the written test and Oral Interview will be placed on an Eligibility List (each % score = one point)  Example:  60% on written and 90% on interview = 150 points.

Any hired candidate who will be attending the Academy will need to pass the Physical Readiness test, see this video for details - https://vimeo.com/195826724

*Sun Prairie has a lateral entry program where experienced officers may be eligible for higher starting pay and accelerated vacation.  Please contact the HR Department for more detail.

Police Officer Flyer

Applicants must watch:




Announcement of Open Process

May 26th

Written Exam (completed prior to 07/06)

May 26th - July 6th 

Future Officer Sessions
Throughout June
Recruiting Evening June 8th 
Application DeadlineJuly 1st

Initial Oral Interviews

July 15th - July 21st

Police Commission certifies list

July 27th

Chief’s Interviews & Personal History Questionnaire due

August 11th - August 13th

Background Investigation

August 15th - September 2nd 

Physical Readiness Testing

August 15th - September 2nd

Police Commission meeting (Conditional offer approval)

September 14th 

Medical and Psychological Testing

September 19th - September 23rd 

Notification of pre-employment conditions met

September 30th

Anticipated Start Date

October 17th

Police Officers posing with kids