JPD going online for new recruits

JPD going online for new recruits

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department is looking to increase its ranks.

The department is now accepting applications for police officer; however, unlike in the past, applications will only be available online.

"If anyone comes to the police department wanting an application, we are no longer using paper applications," said Sgt. Cassie Brandon, community outreach and recruiting officer. "They must apply online."

For those who do not have access to the internet, a kiosk is set up in the Human Resources office at the Jonesboro Municipal Center, 300 S. Church.

Successful applicants must first pass a physical test, which will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Valley View High School, 2116 Yarbrough Dr.

Brandon said the chance to become a police officer is important for the community as well as building friendships.

"You do have an opportunity to help people. To be involved and make somebody's day maybe a little bit better than it started out. And you work with a close-knit group of people," Brandon said Monday.

Those who pass the physical fitness assessment will then complete a written test.

More information on the written test, including a link to a practice exam, and the physical fitness requirements can be found here:

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