Monday, May 23, 2011

Thank you

Thank you to all who participated in our testing process.  We are currently compiling a list of those who have passed the written and physical test and that will be asked for an interview. 

Letters will be mailed out very soon with information on how each of you fared with regards to our testing weekend. 

Once again, thank you for your participation.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Testing dates announced

Testing for the 2011 Richmond Police Department Hiring Process has been set for the weekend of May 7th and 8th.  We are in the final stages of the pre-application screening for initial eligibility requirements.  We will be sending letters to all those eligible applicants within the few weeks with details.  This letter will serve as you invitation to testing and MUST be retained for admission to the process.  These dates are being forwarded to all applicants for planning purposes only and are not your invitation to testing.  Both physical agility and written testing will take place on this weekend.  This means that out of town applicants will only need to make one trip to Richmond to take part in the process. 

Thank you all for your participation and good luck!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Information is coming soon.

Please be patient through this time of relative inactivity.  We are currently screening all of the pre-applications we received and will be contacting you all soon.  We will be notifying all applicants, those who are moving on and those who are not, of their status as soon as we can.  Thank you all for your continuing interest in this process. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It Begins!

The application gathering phase of our process is officially over.  We have collected an impressive pool of pre-applications and now the real fun begins.  We will begin the screening process and be in contact with eligible applicants in the next couple of weeks.  Concrete dates will be available soon and we will be preparing for all of your arrival in Richmond to participate in this extremely rewarding process. 

As for the physical standards, these are being set by a committee and will be posted or sent to you all very soon.  In general you should expect to participate in a combination of general fitness exercises( running, sit-ups, push-ups, etc.) and job-related exercises as described on the website link above. 

I would like to take this time to wish you all the best of luck and we are all looking forward to meeting you. 

See you soon.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Process

We are drawing near the end of our application gathering process and there is much to do. 

To answer some of your questions.  Yes, once I receive and process your pre-application you will receive an email stating it has been processed.  Upon submission, there is an automatic response generated.  Apparently that email is blank.  Don't worry about that one, when I enter your application you will receive a response from me with a PDF attachment.

In reference to the testing process, we are going to do everything in our power to set one weekend for both physical and written assessments to take place.  Those dates are still not set.  We will notify you all very soon of any documentation we are lacking with reference to your applications.  The process will move fast after the dates are set, so get ready! 

We are looking forward to meeting all of you very soon!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The written test

One of the first steps in our process, after the gathering of information and verification of minimum qualifications, is the written exam.  This test is comprised of a study session where all the material you will be tested on will be presented to you, at which time you will have a specified amount of time to review these items.  After a short lunch break we will reconvene to take the exam.  This exam is multiple choice and consists of questions made up from the materials you were provided in the morning session. 

I was asked about study material.  I would suggest reading up on police process exams and talking to those who have participated previously.  Test taking strategy is important for these exams due to the way in which they are administered.  You must, while reviewing the material, decide which portions to devote the majority of your prep time to and which items you are already knowledgeable in so as to maximize the study time allotted.  You must also determine how you will approach those questions that are more time consuming for you during the test session.  This is a timed test and while there is no wrong way to use your time, a little thought about it before hand will allow you to move fluidly through the test without second guessing your strategy for those challenging questions. 

Good Luck to you all!  We will have testing dates sent to applicants and posted here in the coming weeks. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

More answers.

Typically, we have anywhere from 80-120 applicants in the beginning.  This shrinks quickly once we get going, however.  We do expect to have more than that number to start this process.

Remember, it is important to make sure you are monitoring your email and other sources of contact that you have provided, so as not to miss steps in the process which will lead to applicants missing out on a great opportunity.  Good luck to everyone!

With regards to residency requirements, you may apply and participate in the process regardless of where you live.  The only time living outside Wayne county or an adjacent Indiana county would be a problem is at the time of appointment.  This is after the acceptance of the conditional offer of employment.  Once you are offered the position is when you would need to make arrangements to move to the area.