HIRING PROCESS

Although we have an expedited hiring process, applicants need to successfully complete the Hemet Police Department's entrance examinations.

NOT EVERYONE CAN WEAR OUR BADGE.

Law enforcement has always maintained some of the most rigorous hiring processes in the nation. After all, the honor to wear a badge of public trust can't be taken lightly. Seeking a position with the Hemet Police Department is no exception, and those who can pass our selection process will be rewarded with a career sought by many, and attained by few.

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OUR EXPEDITED HIRING PROCESS

STEP 1 - APPLY

The first step in applying for our department is to make sure you meet the requirements for the position you are seeking. Those requirements can be found on the Available Positions page of our website. If you do, then complete the online application.

STEP 2 - WRITTEN EXAM AND
PHYSICAL AGILITY

If invited, you'll take a written test covering spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, math, map reading skills and memory recall. If you successfully pass the written test, you'll be invited to the physical agility test. You'll need to do 26 push-ups within one minute, 35 sit-ups within one minute, drag a 165 pound dummy in 45 seconds (two attempts), and run 1.5 miles in 14 minutes. *These exams are waived for lateral applicants, academy trainees, and academy graduates.

ARE YOU A LATERAL, IN THE ACADEMY OR AN ACADEMY GRADUATE?

We have an expedited process for those who are currently police officers, are in the academy, or have graduated the academy. Once you apply, you'll only need to complete an interview and personal history statement, and complete the background investigation, polygraph exam, psychological exam, and the medical exam!
 

STEP 3 - INTERVIEW AND
PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT

If you pass the physical agility, you may be invited to an oral interview. Be well-rested, look sharp, and be at the top of your game. We want to see who you are and hear what you have to say. We'll ask you a host of questions about your personal history, what your goals are, and some hypothetical questions as well. If you are still in the running, you'll complete a lengthy personal history statement which covers your education, credit, relationships, employment and business dealings.

STEP 4 - BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION &
PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT

A background investigator will review all information you have provided in your personal history statement, and complete criminal and credit checks to validate the information you provided. The investigator will meet and speak with family members, neighbors, previous employers, and friends to learn more about you. We'll send you to a polygraph examiner to go over your personal history statement you completed.

STEP 5 - PSYCHOLOGICAL
& MEDICAL EVALUATION

You'll complete a written psychological examination test, as well as an in-depth personal meeting with a psychologist, who will determine your psychological ability to perform the duties of a police officer. Obviously, we need healthy women and men working for the department and serving the community of Hemet. You'll complete a thorough examination with a medical doctor.

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APPLY

The first step in applying for our department is to make sure you meet the requirements for the position you are seeking. Those requirements can be found on the Available Positions page of our website. If you do, then complete the online application.
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WRITTEN EXAM & PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST

If invited, you'll take a written test covering spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, math, map reading skills and memory recall. If you successfully pass the written test, you'll be invited to the physical agility test. You'll need to do 26 push-ups within one minute, 35 sit-ups within one minute, drag a 165 pound dummy in 45 seconds (two attempts), and run 1.5 miles in 14 minutes. *These exams are waived for lateral applicants, academy trainees, and academy graduates.
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INTERVIEW & PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT

If you pass the physical agility, you may be invited to an oral interview. Be well-rested, look sharp, and be at the top of your game. We want to see who you are and hear what you have to say. We'll ask you a host of questions about your personal history, what your goals are, and some hypothetical questions as well. If you are still in the running, you'll complete a lengthy personal history statement which covers your education, credit, relationships, employment and business dealings.

COMING FROM OUT OF STATE?

Lateral applicants from outside the state of California must complete the California POST Basic Course Waiver Process prior to employment. California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), has extensive information on selection standards for police officers. We recommend out of state lateral applicants take the time to review the information and allow enough time to better assist in the application process.

READY TO APPLY?

If you are up to the challenge and want to join the Hemet Police Department, then complete an application today.

ARE YOU A LATERAL, IN THE ACADEMY OR AN ACADEMY GRADUATE?

We have an expedited process for those who are currently police officers, are in the academy, or have graduated the academy. Once you apply, you'll only need to complete an interview and personal history statement, and complete the background investigation, polygraph exam, psychological exam, and the medical exam!

COMING FROM OUT OF STATE?

Lateral applicants from outside the state of California must complete the California POST Basic Course Waiver Process prior to employment. California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), has extensive information on selection standards for police officers. We recommend out of state lateral applicants take the time to review the information and allow enough time to better assist in the application process.

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BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION & POLYGRAPH EXAM

A background investigator will review all information you have provided in your personal history statement, and complete criminal and credit checks to validate the information you provided. The investigator will meet and speak with family members, neighbors, previous employers, and friends to learn more about you. We'll send you to a polygraph examiner to go over your personal history statement you completed.
5

PSYCHOLOGICAL & MEDICAL EVALUATION

You'll complete a written psychological examination test, as well as an in-depth personal meeting with a psychologist, who will determine your psychological ability to perform the duties of a police officer. Obviously, we need healthy women and men working for the department and serving the community of Hemet. You'll complete a thorough examination with a medical doctor.

READY TO APPLY?

If you are up to the challenge and want to join the Hemet Police Department, then complete an application today.