Selection Process

Hiring and Selection Process

Testing and selection of Police Officers and Corrections Officers is a multi-step process and ensures that we hire only those individuals who are the most qualified. Towards this effort, we insist upon impeccable moral character, uncompromising integrity, and the possession of certain attributes common to all successful applicants. The stages of our selection and hiring process are below.

• Application & Supplemental Questionnaire, submitted here.
• Preliminary Interview
• Physical Fitness Test
    Video demonstration link
    Written instruction link
• Complete Personal History Questionnaire
• Background Interview and Investigation
• Polygraph Examination
• Drug Screening
• Final Interview
• Psychological Examination
• Medical Screening

Once an application has been submitted, it will be screened to ensure minimum standards are met and then groups of applicants will be notified and scheduled for the Preliminary Interview. The Preliminary Interview will take place during the morning hours of the scheduled day and all applicants who receive a passing score will proceed to the Physical Fitness Test that same afternoon.

It is likely that there will be more applications awaiting processing than can be scheduled for each testing day, which will occur approximately once per month. Applicants who have passed the pre-screening process will be notified and scheduled for testing on a first-submitted, first-served basis.

Tattoos and Piercings

Henderson Police Officers and Corrections Officers are not permitted to have visible tattoos, brands, or piercings which cannot be covered by wearing a long-sleeved uniform shirt.

Piercings must be removed and cannot be covered with bandages or tape.

Exceptions to this include: earlobe earrings - small studs and one set only; tattooed wedding band on the ring finger, cosmetic tattoos such as eyeliner, eyebrows.