The starting salary for the position of Police Officer I is $40,447 The Rock Hill Police Department also offers a Career Ladder Program. This program allows officers to advance in rank and in pay after completion of the requirements set forth in our General Orders. In addition to the highly competitive starting salary, probation completion pay increase and the Career Ladder program, we also offer a take home car program, educational benefits and a very competitive insurance and retirement savings plan as well as the state police retirement pension.
Complete the City of Rock Hill Application & Personal History Statement and turn it in to the Recruitment Officer.
2. GET INVITED
The Professional Standards Unit will then review the applications and send invitations to individuals to test with the agency.
3. PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST
The test day starts with the Physical Agility Course (PAT). The PAT course is designed to test an individual’s strength and stamina throughout an obstacle course. Please review our Pre-Academy Prep page to learn more about the PAT course.
4. WRITTEN EXAM
Once the applicant successfully completes the PAT course he/she will then take a written exam consisting of a math section, reading comprehension section, and a vocabulary section.
5. ORAL BOARD INTERVIEW
Applicants that successfully complete the physical agility test and the POST test will then have a oral board interview.
6. BACKGROUND PROCESS
Applicants who advance from the oral board interview will enter into the background process. This step is the most time consuming part of the application process. Applicants can expect to be in this stage between 3-6 weeks.
7. GET TESTED
Once the applicant completes the background investigation they will move to the Conditional Offer portion of the process. At this point the applicant will be scheduled for a polygraph, psychological exam, and medical physical / drug screen.
8. FINAL INTERVIEW
The applicants who successfully complete the conditional offer stage will then be scheduled to meet the Chief of Police, Chief Watts, for a final interview.