Monday, December 17, 2007
When Are You Hiring?
Q:I have a friend (in WI) who is looking for work as a police officer in this area. I thought I recalled someone mentioning to me that SBPD had a fairly high "turn over" rate. which I think means that he may be able to get in there.

But before I "get his hopes up" I was wondering if you would be able to tell me for sure; if SBPD is currently accepting applications and when the next "test date" is. And honestly how good his chances would be if he were to apply, at getting a job with SBPD.

A: A few things. One, our officer "turn over" rate is VERY low. We are losing several officers this year to retirements, but we actually have a very competitive hiring applicant pool, especially with attracting officers who are already sworn from what I have seen. Applications are taken year round and are then placed into the next pool for testing dates. These are held several times per year, and the most recent one began just this weekend. I can tell you times from initial testing to hiring offes is about 6-8 months, which is VERY fast for agencies. If he is thinking of applying, encourage him to do so ASAP! Good luck!


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