Ready to join the SFPD? We invite qualified candidates to join our team of 288 sworn officers in helping to serve and protect the community of Sioux Falls, SD. Applications are continuously accepted and interviews held twice monthly in person or virtually.
Timeline: Testing for the position of Police Officer with the SFPD is a competitive process that includes two testing phases. There are many factors that impact the length of time needed to complete the process. If you are interested in finding out about the next hire date or recruit classes, contact Human Resources: 605-367-8740.
Retesting: Candidates who do not successfully complete any phase of the hiring process are eligible to reapply for the position of Police Officer after one year.
Timeline approximately one to two months
Depending on available interview slots. Selected candidates are invited to an oral interview. Interviews are scheduled twice monthly with the option to interview in-person or virtually.
Candidates may go through the following screenings: background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, medical examination. Candidates must pass each test to continue to the next screening.
Timeline: approximately two to five months depending on multiple factors, including the number of open positions actually available. Candidates must pass each test to move to the next test. Failure to pass any screening will result in the withdrawal from the process and a one year wait time before reapplication.
Hire Dates are established based on the needs of the department and available positions. Contact Human Resources at 605-367-8740 for more information about hire dates.
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