Silver Lake Police Department utilizes
a recruiting process under the direction of the Silver
Lake Police Chief.
The recruiting process is open to all applicants
who are licensed, eligible to be licensed, or are within
three months of being eligible to take the P.O.S.T.
Applicants are required to complete
a written examination. The examination may be completed
upon making an appointment with the police chief.
Upon successful completion of the written
examination, the applicant will be required to undergo
an oral examination before the police chief
and city council.
Upon successful completion of the oral
examination, the applicant will be ranked and placed
upon Civil Service eligibility register. When an opening
exists, the chief
will select from the first three names appearing
on the eligibility register and extend a conditional
offer of employment.
Once a conditional offer of employment has
been extended, the applicant will be required to meet with
a background investigator. Extensive information will be sought
from the applicant as well as signed releases to obtain additional
or supporting information. Additionally, a psychological examination,
a complete medical examination and drug screen will be performed.
Upon successful completion of the aforementioned examinations,
the applicant will be required to successfully complete a
physical fitness examination.
Upon satisfaction of all conditions,
an applicant will be employed. The applicant will begin
employment at the agreed pay rate. The City of Silver
Lake will provide all uniforms and most equipment. The
applicant will be assigned to the patrol with
an FTO for the required 400-hour field-training
program. Upon successful completion of field training,
the employee will be assigned shifts
as assigned by the chief or senior officer.