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Current Openings

The Covington Police Department has an open and continuous application process for police officers. We are currently seeking people who are willing to accept the challenge to become one of Covington's Finest. Click here to find and apply for current job openings with the Covington Police Department. Those submitting an application for police officer will be notified of any upcoming entrance exams.

Requirements for Officer Applicants

Individuals interested in applying for the police officer position must meet the following initial requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age 
  • No felony convictions 
  • U.S. citizen 
  • High school graduate/GED and at least one (1) of the following: 
    • Completed 30 semester hours with a passing grade of "C" or higher from and accredited college or university, or
    • Completed 2 years of continuous active duty military service with an honorable discharge, or 
    • Employed as a full-time sworn police officer in the United States within the last 12 months with at least two (2) years of experience

Candidates must then successfully complete the agility, psychological, polygraph, and background examinations, including fingerprints, before being sworn in as officers.

Physical Ability Test Standards

The physical agility test battery consists of five items. This approach employs an “overall” scoring scheme which allows a lower score on one test item to be compensated by a higher score on another test item.

The following chart is used to determine the points earned for each event. In order to meet the state standard, an overall minimum of 50 points must be achieved. Failure to meet the overall minimum requirement constitutes a failure for the test battery.

    9 pts    9.5 pts    10 pts    10.5 pts    11 pts 
Bench Press (% of body weight)     55.3%   59.7%   64%    68.5%     73% or more
Sit Ups (repetitions)   13   16   18   -   over 18
300 meter run (seconds)   68   67   65   -   less than 65
Push Ups (repetitions)   14   17   20   23   25 or more
1.5 mile run (min:sec)   17:56   17:34   17:12   16:44   16:15

 

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