Police Recruitment

Education, Training & Experience Required

  • Must be between the ages of 21 and 45, unless a current participant in the Oklahoma Police Pension system.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver's license which has not been suspended or revoked in the past 5 years and no more than 3 or more moving violations in the past 3 years.
  • Must not have been convicted of domestic abuse or be listed as a defendant on a protective order.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony crime or have any pending criminal actions.

           Must be able to:

    • Pass physical agility test
    • Pass written test
    • Pass oral examinations
    • Undergo an extensive background investigation
    • Undergo polygraph exam
    • Undergo Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) or related psychological examination
    • Undergo police pension board physical
    • Undergo a drug screening
  • Must successfully complete a basic police academy (as taught by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET), written, practical, and field exercises under the direct supervision of a field training officer during the first 12 months of the probationary period
  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo and successfully pass an annual physical agility exam as a condition of their employment
  • Successful candidates must demonstrate proficiency with firearms (both handgun and long gun on a semi-annual basis) and custody and control techniques to defend self and others

Essential Job Functions

  • Operate a motor vehicle for routine patrol assignments and to respond to the needs of the community
  • Enforce state and federal laws and city ordinances
  • Make arrests on criminal and traffic-related offenses
  • Perform other duties as assigned, which include, but are not limited to: 
    • Investigation of crime scenes
    • Preservation and collection of evidence
    • Preparation of handwritten and typed reports
    • Oral testimony in courts of law
    • Investigation of traffic accidents

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.