The West Memphis Police Department is constantly searching for qualified Men and Women, and we encourage any interested person who meets the requirement to submit and application for employment with our Agency.
Requirements For Position of Police Officer:
Must be a citizen of the United States.
Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license or a valid driver’s license from another state that can be converted to an Arkansas driver’s license.
If you meet these requirements, you may complete an application. Click here to obtain an application (return the fully completed application to the City of West Memphis Personnel Department at 604 East Cooper, West Memphis, AR). You must include copies of the following with your application (none of the copies are returnable):
Proof of US citizenship.
High school diploma or GED.
Certified birth certificate.
DD Form 214 (if applicable).
Authorization for release of personal information form.
Personal inquiry waiver form.
Standards and training personal history statement.
To be considered for employment, you must complete:
1. A criminal history and driver’s license check that does not reflect the following:
a. Convictions of a felony offense.
b. Convictions of a misdemeanor offense of battery or domestic battery.
c. Convictions of driving under the influence (DWI) within seven (7) years preceding the date of application, or more than one conviction at any time.
d. Convictions of the use of illegal narcotics/marijuana.
e. Convictions of or guilty pleas to three (3) or more moving traffic violations within one (1) year.
2. Physical agility test.
3. Written test.
Evaluations will be documented on the appropriate forms and retained in the applicant’s personnel file for a minimum of one (1) year. Said documents shall be utilized as a resource documents when considering the applicant for employment.
If you are currently a certified Police Officer then you are not required to take the written test.
After the above elements have been performed, a thorough background investigation will begin. Selected applicants must:
Have uncorrected vision of 20/100 corrected to 20/20 or better.
Have an oral interview with members of the West Memphis Police Department.
Pass a physical.
Pass a psychological examination.
Be within normal limits of general substance abuse testing (drug screen).
Physical Agility Test
Applicants should wear physical training attire and tennis/running shoes. The physical agility test consists of the following:
1. Push-Ups. The applicant will be required to complete a minimum of 20 push-ups, to the prescribed standard, within one (1) minute.
2. Sit-Ups. The applicant will be required to complete a minimum of 20 sit-ups, to the prescribed standard, within one (1) minute.
3. Agility Run. The applicant will be required to complete the agility run, to the prescribed standard, within 90 seconds.
4. One Mile Run. The applicant will be required to complete a one (1) mile run in 12 minutes or less.