Police Officer Recruitment Process

Sun Prairie Police Department is not currently accepting applications.

Candidates meeting minimum requirements completed an online written test and were 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.

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Announcement of Open Process

Feb 7–March 4

Written Exam (completed prior to 3/7)

Feb 8–March 5  

Future Officer Sessions
Feb 15 and 19

Initial Oral Interviews

March 5–11

Police Commission certifies list

March 14

Chief’s Interviews & Personal History Questionnaire due

March 18-19

Background Investigation

March 21–April 12

Physical Readiness Testing

April 4–9

Police Commission meeting (Conditional offer approval)

April 13

Medical and Psychological Testing

April 18–April 22

Notification of pre-employment conditions met

April 25–April 29

Anticipated Start Date

May 16

Police Officers posing with kids