Police Officer Annual Salary: $55,757.52 – $80,130.96
Employment with the Fayetteville Police Department provides an excellent opportunity for a law enforcement career with a professional and progressive department. Once employed, new recruits are issued all equipment and uniforms necessary for the job.
Recruits are required to attend a 13-week Basic Police Training Course at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. The academy training includes topics such as:
- Accident investigation
- Criminal law
- Defensive tactics
- Drug enforcement
- Firearms training
- Report writing
While at the academy, recruits are paid a full salary of a first-year officer. Upon graduation from the academy, the new officers begin an 18-week Field Training Program. This program is designed to give them on-the-job training with an experienced police officer and allow them to work on various patrol shifts. After completing the Field Training Program, new officers are assigned to a patrol shift and evaluated throughout their 18-month probationary period.
- Be of good moral character
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED
- Must possess a valid driver’s license
- No felony convictions