Police Recruitment

Police Officer Candidate Requirements

  • 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 64 credit hours or an Associate's Degree from a regionally accredited college, or have received an honorable discharge after a minimum of two full-time active years with a branch of the military
    • To verify your college meets the regionally accredited requirement, please visit this link: https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
    • Your college must be from one of the following accreditations to be accepted as a minimum requirement
      • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
      • New England Association of Colleges and Schools
      • Higher Learning Commission
      • Northwest Accreditation Commission
      • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
      • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
      • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Exams, Tests & Investigations

Potential candidates must be able to pass a:
  • Written examination
  • Physical agility test
  • Intensive background investigation
  • MMPI psychological examination
  • Physical / medical examination as set forth by the Oklahoma Police Pension Board
  • Drug screening 
  • Identity requirements as set forth by federal law

CLEET Certification

Anyone hired who is not CLEET (Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training) certified must, within 90 days of hire, pass the CLEET written examination and physical abilities test. Exams must be passed with a minimum score of 70% to be eligible to enter the CLEET Academy and to be retained as a Police Officer by the City of Sand Springs.

If you meet the above requirements, have a good driving record, no criminal history and a desire to serve and protect the citizens of our community, then a position with the City of Sand Springs Police Department may be for you!


  • $43,000 starting salary
  • 20 year retirement
  • Educational incentives
  • Paid vacation & sick leave 
  • Uniform allowance
  • Weapon provided 
  • Longevity plan
  • Group insurance plans
  • Flexible benefit plan
  • Advancement

How To Apply

The City of Sand Springs keeps and active position for all interested applicants to apply.  You must register and apply under the job listings tab to be considered for future testing opportunities.  Once a testing date has been established, all applicants will be notified and those who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to attend the test date.  Applicants who fail to appear without properly notifying the Human Resources department of their intent to withdraw from the application process may be subject to a one year probation with regards to future testing opportunities.
For further inquiries with regards to how to apply you may email jobs@sandspringsok.org for assistance.