Frequently Asked Questions

IS THE FITNESS TEST PASS/FAIL?  YES, YOU MUST PASS ALL (5) TESTS IN ORDER TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAM.

DO YOU HAVE MAKE UP DAYS FOR THE FITNESS TEST OR WRITTEN EXAM?  NO, WE HAVE TO SCHEDULE THE FACILITIES MONTHS IN ADVANCE TO HOLD THE TESTING PROCESSES.

DO I NEED TO BE ACT 120 CERTIFIED TO APPLY?  NO, SOME DEPARTMENTS DO NOT REQUIRE ACT 120 FOR APPOINTMENT, BUT OTHERS MAY.

HOW MANY DEPARTMENTS ARE HIRING?  UNKNOWN. WE DO NOT MAKE IT A REQUIREMENT TO ADVISE US BECAUSE SOME DEPARTMENTS ARE JUST UPDATING THIER HIRING LISTS WHILE OTHERS ARE LOOKING TO HIRE.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL GET HIRED FROM THE LIST?  UNKNOWN. THAT DEPENDS UPON THE DEPARTMENTS NEEDS; THEY MAY BE ADDING STAFF OR REPLACING SOMEONE WHO IS RETIRING.

CAN I CHANGE MY TIME FOR PHYSICAL TESTING?  NO. HOWEVER, THE EARLIER THE APPLICATION IS RETURNED, THE EARLIER YOU WILL BE SCHEDULED ON THE GIVEN TESTING DATES.

CAN I PICK MY TIME FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING?  NO. HOWEVER, WE START TESTING IN THE EARLY AM, IN 2 HOUR BLOCKS OF TIME. THE EARLIER YOU APPLY THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF AN EARLY START TIME.

WILL MY CRIMINAL HISTORY PRECLUDE ME FROM EMPLOYMENT?  PLEASE REFER TO M.P.O.E.T.C. WEB-SITE ON STANDARDS FOR DISQUALIFICATIONS.

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF A POLICE OFFICER? PLEASE REFER TO THE M.P.O.E.T.C. WEB-SITE FOR THOSE STANDARDS.

IF I MISS THE TESTING DATE, IS MY APPLICATION FEE REFUNDABLE?  NO. ONCE ACCEPTED, YOUR FEE IS USED TO PURCHASE TESTING MATERIALS AND TO SECURE PLACEMENT IN THE TESTING PROCESS.

DOES MY NAME GET REMOVED FROM THE LIST IF I HAVE BEEN HIRED?  NO, YOUR NAME CAN ONLY BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST BY YOU IN A WRITTEN REQUEST.

DOES NWPAR CONSORTIUM OR MERCYHURST CALL TO MAKE OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT?  NO, NWPAR AND MERCYHURST ARE THE TESTING AGENT ONLY. ANY CALLS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE MADE BY THE DEPARTMENT WISHING TO HIRE.

DO I CALL NWPAR OR MERCYHURST AFTER TESTING TO ASK IF I HAVE BEEN HIRED?  NO, WE ARE THE TESTING AGENT ONLY, NOT AN EMPLOYER.

HOW LONG DOES THE ELIGIBILTY LIST LAST?  ONE YEAR, AFTER WHICH THE LIST IS DISCARDED AND TESTING WILL BEGIN AGAIN.

CAN I BE HIRED BY MULTIPLE AGENCIES?  YES, SOME POSITIONS ARE PART TIME, PER DIEM, OR FULL TIME. AFTER TESTING, YOUR NAME AND RANK ARE PROVIDED TO THE PARTICIPATING AGENCIES ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. 

DO I CALL NWPAR OR MERCYHURST TO FIND OUT MY TEST SCORES?  NO, YOUR WRITTEN EXAM SCORE WILL BE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE UNDER THE "NOTICE TO APPLICANT" SECTION IN PDF. FORMAT.

MAKE SURE YOUR APPLICATIONS ARE COMPLETE WITH THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

 

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