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, please view our current job openings. In order to meet all application requirements, you must include electronic copies of the following required documents: Birth Certificate or proof of citizenship, GED or High School or College Diploma, Driver’s License and for those with prior military experience, a copy of your DD-214. You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your application. 

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 January 22, 2022 Test

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. C.T. January 14, 2022. The next test is scheduled on Saturday, January 22, at Drake Field Airport located at 4500 S. School Avenue, Fayetteville, AR. The written examination will begin at 8:00 A.M. Eligible candidates will participate in the physical agility test Saturday afternoon and the interview phase of the testing process on Monday, January 24, 2022.

Thank you for your interest in a career with the Fayetteville Police Department.