The Bridgeport Police Department is currently accepting applications for new officers. The 5 News Team spoke with Chief John Walker and found out what goes into the hiring of a new officer.
Chief Walker says applicants must have completed high school or have a GED. Once the applicant applies, they go through many rounds of testing.
"We go through a lengthy testing process. Physical agility test, and then we do a written test. Once those are completed, the individuals who successfully pass those tests come in for an interview which they are also scored on as well," Walker said.
After the first round of tests and interviews are finished, the top overall scoring applicants are submitted to background checks, polygraph tests, and psychological tests.
If hired, candidates will then go to the Police Academy for a 16-week training session involving further physical tests.
Applications are available at the Bridgeport Police Department or at City Hall.
Testing begins July 12th.