Careers

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Job applications are only accepted for open positions. During that time, the opening is announced through local press, radio stations, our Facebook page, www.londondpd.com, and at the Police Department.


Employment

The London Police Department employs officers in a variety of positions, such as:

  • Patrol Officers
  • Canine Officers
  • Community Policing
  • School Resource Officers
  • Criminal Investigation Section
  • Technical and Support Services
  • Task Force Officers: i.e. F.B.I./D.E.A./U.S. Forestry Service

All London Police Department applicants must be a high school graduate, or possess a G.E.D. (General Educational Development) certificate. This requirement must be met at the time of the written exam. As a recruit with the London Police you’ll receive training and certification through the Department of Criminal Justice Training. Contact the Department for more information on our hiring standards, benefits, and requirements.

The London Police Department hires only the most qualified applicants, thus the testing and selection process is very competitive. We encourage applicants to review our hiring standards to see if they are up to the challenge of working for one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the state. Those who are successful will be rewarded with a lifetime of opportunities and memories.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical/Dental Insurance (Individual, and family)
  • Up to four weeks annual vacation leave
  • Holiday benefits
  • Accrued medical leave
  • Take home vehicle
  • Uniform/Equipment purchase

Please carefully review the information listed below. These specific guidelines are provided in an effort to assist you with your decision concerning whether it is beneficial to submit your application for employment to our Department. Please be advised that the information listed below does not constitute all applicable hiring standards of this Department; the majority of our standards are confidential and are not available for applicants or currently employees to view.

Requirements include:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment to the police academy
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony, or have any criminal actions pending
  • Misdemeanor convictions will be considered on an individual basis
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must not be a current user of illegal drugs
  • Must not have bought or sold any illegal drugs
  • Must pass a pre-employment written examination
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical agility test
  • Must take a pre-employment oral evaluation
  • Must pass an in-depth background investigation
  • Must pass a pre-employment suitability test
  • Must take a pre-employment polygraph examination
  • Must pass a pre-employment test for drug detection
  • Must pass a pre-employment medical examination
  • Must not be prohibited by Federal, or State law for possessing a firearm
  • Must have received an honorable discharge, or a general discharge under honorable conditions, if having served in any branch of the armed forces of the United States
  • Must be willing to work varied work schedule