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(Bountiful City Site)

Police Officer Employment Requirements

Sworn Positions 

Minimum Requirements

Must be 21 years of Age
Must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s License
Must be in good physical condition (as determined by the physical fitness test)

Application Process

The Bountiful City Police Department posts employment advertisements in the local newspapers and on this website when sworn positions become available. The deadline for the submission of these applications is included in the employment advertisement. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be sent a letter inviting them to participate in the first phase of the testing process, which consists of the physical fitness test. Individuals who pass the first phase will be invited to move on to the second phase, and so on. Interested persons may pick up and submit applications at the Bountiful City Police Department, which is located at 805 S. Main in Bountiful.

Testing Process

Physical Fitness Test
Jump 16″ vertically from a standing position
Complete 35 Sit-ups in one minute
Complete 25 Push-ups; no time limit
Run a mile and a half in 15:54 minutes time or less
Written Exam
Oral Interview
Background Investigation
Psychological Evaluation
Drug Screen
Chief's Interview

Civilian Employment Requirements

Minimum Requirements For Dispatchers

Must be 18 years of age
One year clerical experience
Must type 50 wpm
Must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
Must pass a background check

Application Process

The Bountiful City Police Department posts employment advertisements in the local newspapers and on this website when civilian positions become available. The deadline for the submission of these applications is included in the employment advertisement. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be sent a letter inviting them to participate in the first phase of the testing process. Individuals who pass the first phase will be invited to move on to the second phase, and so on. Interested persons may pick up and submit applications at the Bountiful City Police Department, which is located at 805 S. Main in Bountiful.

Testing Process

Perfex Test – allows applicant to demonstrate multi-tasking skills, map recognition, and speaking skills.
Oral Interview
Polygraph Test
Drug Screen
Chief's Interview