Hiring Process

Certified Communications Operator

The following is an overview of the hiring process for Certified Emergency Communications Operator applicants.

City of Suffolk Police Department

Completion of Online Application

You will complete the initial application online. Click here to be taken to the application site.

Criti-Call Testing

You will be tested on your typing and data entry abilities.

Panel Interview

You will be asked job-related questions by a panel of interviewers.

Completion of Background Questionnaire

The Background form is a comprehensive questionnaire about your entire life. It is imperative that this form be filled out completely and accurately. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the hiring process.

One-on-One Background Review

You will meet with a background investigator who will review your completed background form during a one-on-one interview. This interview may take one to two hours.

Interview with the Chief of Police

You will have a one-on-one interview with the Chief of Police, or their designee.

Conditional Offer of Employment

After successfully completing the above requirements, you will be offered a Conditional Offer of Employment. After accepting the offer of employment, you will complete a Medical Examination and a Psychological Evaluation.

Medical Examination

You will undergo a comprehensive medical examination by a licensed physician at a predetermined medical facility.

Psychological Evaluation

You will have a psychological evaluation conducted and interpreted by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist.

Hire Date Selection

Hire dates are the 7th and 22nd of each month, or next business day. You will be able to select your start date prior to the beginning of the Police Academy.

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