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The City of Conway will be testing for entry level Police Officers on Wednesday September 3, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. The testing will take place at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds located at 2505 East Oak St., less than one mile east of the intersection of Highway 64E and East German Lane. The entrance is located on the south side of Highway 64. Entry level tests are good for one year or until the hiring list is exhausted.

Pre-registration is required. You must register on or before August 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. to be eligible to take the written test. If you wish to pre-register now for the exam fill out the form to the right or email Lt. Lloyd Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). You must include your full name, phone number AND email address to be registered.

Candidates receiving a passing score will be given a physical agility test on September 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the Conway High School track. The Conway High School is located at 2300 Prince Street, Conway AR. The physical agility test is demanding, so wear or bring appropriate attire and footwear for physical exertion. The weather will be warm so please hydrate. The physical agility requirements can be viewed here: Physical Agility Test Info.

Written and physical tests start promptly at listed times and no one will be admitted late. You must bring a photo ID.

Candidates must:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED
  3. Not have any felony convictions or misdemeanor domestic abuse convictions
  4. Possess a valid drivers license
  5. Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and less than forty-six (46) years of age on the date of hire. If an applicant turns forty-six (46) at any time prior to being hired by the CPD, he is no longer eligible for hire. An applicant must be at least twenty and one-half (20 ½) years of age and less than forty-six (46) years of age on the date of the written examination.

Candidates who pass both the entry level and physical agility test will undergo a complete background investigation including a Truth Verification test. Candidates receiving conditional offers of employment will undergo a physical and psychological exam, visual acuity test, hearing exam and drug screen.

Starting pay for an entry level police officer is from $35,594 annually.

Preference points (maximum of 5) will be given for the following:

  • Current certified police officer requiring no more than the one week refresher at ALETA
  • Bi-lingual in conversational Spanish or ASL sign language (proficiency test will be given)
  • 30 or more college credit hours with 2.0 or higher grade point
  • An additional 5 points will be awarded for 60 or more college credits with a 2.0 or higher grade point

The City of Conway is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Conway Expo Center

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Conway Police Department, are committed to protecting and serving the citizens of Conway, Arkansas. That is our highest calling, as we pledge to join hands with others in carrying out our sworn duty to uphold the law.