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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
  • Meet at least one of the following education or experience qualifications:
    • Have obtained an Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent hours while working toward a Bachelor's Degree with an average grade of "C" or above, or
    • Have an established work history of a minimum of two years, or
    • Have a minimum of 24 months of continuous active duty in the regular military service with an honorable discharge, or
    • Have a minimum of two years of full-time continuous employment as a municipal, county or state police officer

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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