The candidate must be an employee of the Department.
The examination is open to those who are employed in the next lowest grade or in successive lower grades until there are at least four eligible candidates in the department.
The candidate must have permanent civil service status in a qualifying title as of the date of the examination in order to be eligible.

For municipalities with a population less than 50,000:

The candidate is required to have been employed in the qualifying title on a permanent or temporary civil service basis (after appointment from a certification) for twelve months preceding the examination date. A combination of temporary and permanent service can be applied towards meeting this twelve month requirement.

For municipalities with a population of 50,000 or greater:

The candidate is required to have been employed in the qualifying title on a permanent or temporary civil service basis (after appointment from a certification) for three years preceding the examination date. A combination of temporary and permanent service can be applied towards meeting this three year requirement.

Eligibility for Police Officers applying for the next higher level is based on post graduation from the training academy. Academy time may not be counted towards eligibility for promotional examinations.

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This information provided by the Human Resources Division.