Selection Process

Munford Police Departments Selection Process

Step 1: MPD Application

All applicants must complete the application and physically bring it to the police department during normal business hours.

Step 2: Munford Police Department Review

The application will be reviewed by the Munford Police Department staff. If a candidate meets the minimum requirements, they may be selected for an interview with several members of the command staff. The interview is designed to assess your personal accomplishments, job motivation, instrumentality, interpersonal skills, continuous learning orientation, and oral communication skills. (Only those candidates who pass the interview will be scheduled for further testing.) If you fail, you may reapply to the department at a later date.

Step 3: Physical Fitness Test

The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is designed to measure strength, agility, and endurance. Passing the PFT only indicates the minimum physical ability required to undertake training. You will be notified by mail and/or phone if you are selected to proceed to step 4.

Step 4: Background Investigation

The investigation will include checks of employment, police, education, and military records and possible interviews with family members, neighbors, supervisors, co-workers, and friends. The background investigation is conducted to confirm information obtained during the selection process.

Step 5: Medical Evaluation

The medical evaluation is thorough and it is essential that you be in excellent health with no conditions, which would restrict your ability to safely do police work. Written psychological tests will be administered at this time to express factors related to successful performance in the difficult and stressful job of a police officer.

Step 6: Conditional offers of employment

Conditional offers of employment to the police department are the final steps in the selection process. To be considered for hiring, you must have successfully completed all steps in the selection process. When a candidate is selected it will depend on the next available class date, selection by MPD management, and accordance with provisions of the City of Munford Police Department.


Any application that is incomplete, inaccurate, or contains omissions will be cause for termination of the application. In addition, any information contained in the application that indicates the applicant does not meet the minimum standards will be cause for termination of the application. Omission of prior employment may be considered falsification of information.

I understand that if employed by the Munford Police Department, that employment would be dependent upon a clean background check, fingerprint check, psychological and drug test and I could be terminated at any time after employment if clearance is not granted.

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