Applications will be accepted August 19 through October 3, 2019.
Diverse, innovative applicants who have a strong work ethic, a high moral character and actively embrace the community-policing philosophy. Are you ready to join our team?
Stillwater is a college town with spirit, culture, energy, youthfulness, diversity, and unity. Located in north-central Oklahoma, Stillwater is the area’s educational, shopping, dining and recreational hub. We are a vibrant city of approximate 50,000 residents, conveniently located just 20 miles east of I-35, one hour from Oklahoma City and Tulsa and one and a half hours from Wichita, Kansas.
A strong community-policing philosophy guides the efforts of the department as officers work with partners in the community to identify and solve problems. The department is a full-service law enforcement agency with 80 sworn officers and 45 civilian support employee who provide 24/7 police services.
Career opportunities including the following:
Animal Welfare Officers
The department is housed in a four-story, state-of-the-art facility with a sophisticated communications center and modern detention facility. The building also includes underground parking, office space, classroom training space, and a weight room/fitness center.
We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, opportunity to advance, and great community support.
Beginning salaries for police officer recruits are as follows:
Starting Salary Range: $49,293–$55,496 (Plus benefits)
Salary Range after 3.5 Years: $61,742–$64,887 (Plus benefits)
Applicants may qualify for additional pay based on college education, specialty assignments, longevity pay, holiday pay, overtime assignments, cleaning allowances and performance bonuses.
Benefits include the following:
401K retirement plans available for communications specialists, detention officers, records personnel and animal welfare officers
20-year retirement for police officers under the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System
Paid vacation, sick, holiday and personal leave
College tuition reimbursement program
Employee recognition program
Uniform and equipment provided
Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for family
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Stillwater PD selection process is designed to select the most qualified applicant.
Basic qualifications include the following:
Must be 21 years of age for police officer applicants; 18 for other positions
No felony convictions
No convictions for crimes of moral turpitude
No convictions of domestic violence
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
To ensure the best candidate is selected, the process is extensive and is outlined below:
Physical agility testing (Police officer applicants only)
Oral interview board
Comprehensive background investigation
Police pension medical examination (Police officer applicants only)
Pre-employment drug screen
Interview with chief of police
Note: Applicants are not automatically disqualified for information pertaining to employment history, driving record, criminal history and drug use; however, any false information, misstatements or omission of material facts may result in disqualification.
New officers receive initial training through the Oklahoma Police Academy. Upon completion of the CLEET Academy’s 18-week program, new officers must complete SPD’s Recruit Training Program (18 weeks) and Field Training and Evaluation Program (15 weeks). After completion of the probationary period, new officers are eligible to apply for specialized assignments in addition to regular duties.
Drug, Alcohol & Street Crimes Investigator
School Resource Officers (SRO)
Public Information Officers (PIO)
Field Training Officer
Special Operations Team (SWAT)
Drug Recognition Expert
Defensive Tactics Instructor
Law Enforcement Driver Training Instructor
Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor
The SPD supports its personnel by providing up-to-date equipment and technology, including a Glock 9mm semiautomatic handgun and a Colt AR-15A3 rifle.