Training Schedule

The following is the tentative outline dates for your hiring process:

  • Start Entry Level Police Academy (February 2021)
  • Graduation from Entry Level Police Academy (August 2021)

When you complete your application you will be contacted by the City of Little Rock.

You can also follow the Police Department via Facebook and Twitter for upcoming events, testing tips, food plans, workout plans, videos, coffee with a cop events, meet a recruiter events, etc.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a ride-along, please email a recruiter at

The following are the hiring process steps:

  1. Complete Online Application 
  2. Preliminary Background Investigation
  3. Written Examination
  4. Physical Fitness Examination
  5. Structured Interview
  6. Comprehensive Background Investigation
  7. Polygraph Examination
  8. Psychological Examination (MMPI)
  9. Physical/Medical Examination
  10. Enter Entry Level Police Recruit Academy (24 weeks)/ Lateral Level Police Academy (4 weeks)
  11. Graduate Police Recruit Academy 
  12. Field Training Officer Patrol Assignment (90 Days)