Officer Recruitment Information
View information on the Pocatello Police Department's hiring process and the benefits of employment (PDF).
Review the Civil Service Rules IV and V (PDF) that pertain to initial appointment and the appointment of experienced police officers.
The City of Pocatello Police Department is an equal opportunity and veteran's preference employer. For recruitment questions please contact Captain Ron Knapp or at 208-234-6115.
Civil Service Exam Notification
The deadline for the 2016 Civil Service Exam has passed. All individuals interested in employment as a police officer with the City of Pocatello are required to take and score a minimum of 70% on the Civil Service Exam. The exam, held annually, establishes an eligible register in rank order of exam scores. The eligible register is then used to hire new police officers for a period of 1 year (unless the list is exhausted prior to that date). If you wish to be notified of the next Civil Service Exam please fill out the Civil Service Exam Notification Form.
To help prepare for the Police Officer Entry-Level exam, you may purchase a study guide from Public Safety Compass. Purchase of the guide is completely voluntary. If purchased, the study guide may only be used for advanced preparation and will not be allowed in the examination facility.
Background Packet for Civil Service Exam
The Background Packet must to completed and returned to the Pocatello Police Department at the time of the Civil Service Exam.