The Division of Personnel has scheduled examinations territory-wide for those who want to be police officers or corrections officers.
A candidate must:
- have completed 12 grades or possess an equivalency certificate
- possess or be able to obtain a Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
- be a United States citizen at least 20 years of age and not have reached his/her 46th birthday.
- successfully pass a Civil Service Written Examination, physical agility test, psychological exam, oral board interview and a comprehensive background check.
The sign-up deadline is June 16; the testing dates are set for July 17-21.
AII interested candidates must sign-up and submit a completed application package online at www.dopusvi.org (click on the careers tab). The application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Friday, June 16. A candidate preparation manual for the police officer written exam will be distributed during the week of June 19-23. Online practice that simulates a full-length version of the exam is now available for a minimum fee.
The following candidates will be exempted from sitting the written examination, but they are required to meet all other established criteria for qualification.
- Persons holding a degree in any field of study (Associates Degree and above) from an accredited institution
- All honorably discharged veterans from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces (DD214)
- National Guardsmen/Air Guard Reserve serving in a specialized Military Police (MP) unit for at least two years in good standing
- Current/former police cadets who successfully completed established police cadet curriculum along with a written verification from VIPD officials.
For further information, contact Loretta David, personnel analyst, at 774-8588 or Zolymar Garcia. personnel analyst, at 718-8588.