Police Careers

If you're interested in a career in law enforcement, visit the Police Department to learn more.

Police officers are hired in accordance with City of Fayetteville Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations.  Testing for entry-level police officer is normally scheduled two or three times each year. The testing process includes a written exam, physical agility test and interviews. 

Applications are currently being accepted.  To apply for the next testing period, select the link for Current Job Openings on the left side of this page.   In order for your application to be accepted, you must include electronic copies of the following required documents including Birth Certificate or proof of citizenship, GED or High School or College Diploma, Driver’s License and DD-214 for applicants with prior military experience.

Study Guide

and Practice Test Available

An optional Study Guide and Practice Test for the Police Officer written examination is available for applicants to purchase directly from the testing company. It is not necessary for an applicant to purchase a Study Guide or complete a Practice Test in order to pass the written test. However, applicants who take time to familiarize themselves with the test and ways to prepare for it may tend to feel more confident on the day of the test. To purchase a Study Guide or Practice Test, please follow this link.

Application Deadline for October 1, 2016 Test

Completed applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. September 9, 2016. The next test is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Ramay Jr. High Cafeteria located at 401 S. Sang, Fayetteville, AR (just off Hwy 62). The examination will begin at 9:00 A.M. 
Thank you for your interest in a career with the Fayetteville Police Department.