Police Recruitment

Police Officer Candidate Requirements

  • 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 64 credit hours or an Associate's Degree from a regionally accredited college, or have received an honorable discharge after a minimum of two full-time active years with a branch of the military
    • To verify your college meets the regionally accredited requirement, please visit this link: https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
    • Your college must be from one of the following accreditations to be accepted as a minimum requirement
      • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
      • New England Association of Colleges and Schools
      • Higher Learning Commission
      • Northwest Accreditation Commission
      • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
      • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
      • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Exams, Tests & Investigations

All potential candidates must be able to pass a:
  • Physical Agility Exam
  • Oral Board Review
  • Intensive Background Investigation
  • Drug Screening 
  • Identity Requirements as Set Forth by Federal Law
Candidates who are not already CLEET Certified must also be able to pass:
  • POSSE (Police Officer Screening and Selection Examination) Exam
  • MMPI psychological examination
  • Physical / medical examination as set forth by the Oklahoma Police Pension Board

CLEET Certification

Anyone hired who is not CLEET (Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training) certified must pass the CLEET POSSE examination and physical agility test prior to being extended an official offer of employment. Exams must be passed with a minimum score of 70% to be eligible to enter the CLEET Academy and to be retained as a Police Officer by the City of Sand Springs.  The POSSE exam is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain by the date provided at the time of the Pre-Employment Physical Agility Exam.  There is a fee associated with the POSSE exam which will be reimbursed to any applicant who has been made an official offer with the City.  

If you meet the above requirements, have a good driving record, no criminal history and a desire to serve and protect the citizens of our community, then a position with the City of Sand Springs Police Department may be for you!


  • $47,017 starting salary
  • 20 year Retirement
  • Educational Incentives
  • Paid Vacation & Sick leave 
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Weapon Provided 
  • Longevity Plan
  • Group Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Benefit Plan
  • Advancement
  • Lateral Transfer up to Five Years

How To Apply

The City of Sand Springs keeps and active position for all interested applicants to apply.  You must register and apply under the job listings tab to be considered for future testing opportunities.  Once a testing date has been established, all applicants will be notified and those who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to attend the test date.  Applicants who fail to appear without properly notifying the Human Resources department of their intent to withdraw from the application process may be subject to a one year probation with regards to future testing opportunities.

For further inquiries with regards to how to apply you may email jobs@sandspringsok.org for assistance.