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City of Bixby




Employment

The Bixby Police Department is a progressive organization dedicated to the concepts of professionalism, integrity, dedication, and selfless service. We employ individuals who are highly qualified, motivated, and who share the standards and values we uphold. If you fill that you are a qualified individual and have the desire to protect the citizens of Bixby and its growing community, please contact the Bixby Police Department at 918.366.8294.

Interested individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of the written exam
  • Be a US citizen
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Have obtained a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Have successfully completed at least 60 hours of college credit or have an Associates Degree or above
  • Have never received a conviction for any felony crime in this state or another, including crimes in another state which would be considered a felony in Oklahoma

Interested individuals must meet the following driving standards:

  • No more than two (2) moving violations within the past three (3) years.
  • No more than one (1) at fault accident in the past three (3) years; or, if an at fault accident has occurred in the past three (3) years, not more than one (1) additional moving violation in the past three (3) years. Two (2) at fault accidents in the past three (3) years will cause the applicant to be ineligible for consideration.
  • No D.W.I., D.U.I. or Reckless Driving (alcohol or drug related) violation within the past five (5) years.

The hiring process is extensive and generally takes several months to complete, from filling out an application to being hired. Qualified applicants must successfully complete several steps in order to proceed through the selection process. These steps include:

Police Officer Testing Process

Physical Agility Test This course is designed to measure our physical strength, endurance and abilities. Applicants must prove their physical fitness by successfully completing the physical agility course within the required time limits.
Written Examination The application testing process continues with a written policy entry exam. The test measures your abilities in vocabulary, filling out forms, police procedures, memory, accident diagrams, exercising judgement, problem sensitivity, understanding and using maps, and identifying themes and ideas. Applicants must score a minimum of seventy (70%) to pass the written examination. All materials, including a pre-test study guide, will be provided.
Applicant Review Board Applicants shall appear before an oral interview board consisting of Bixby Police Officers, supervisors, and administrators. The purpose of the interview board is to determine if the applicant's problem solving, communication skills, education and work experience are suitable for a position as a Bixby Police Officer through an interview.
Administrative Interviews Applicants are scheduled to meet with the Bixby Chief of Police and the City Manager.
Psychological Testing Applicants will receive several psychological tests to determine your psychological profile. You will be evaluated on psychological factors relating to successful job performance and suitability towards police work.
Physical Examination Applicants will receive a thorough medical examination to determine the applicants physical condition and for requirements of the state pension system.
Background Investigation All applicants who successfully complete the preliminary testing process, will be subject to a thorough and extensive background investigation. This includes thorough criminal and traffic records checks, personal, military, financial, education and employment histories and interviews with persons who know you. The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether you respect the law and rights of other persons, are dependable, responsible, exercise mature judgement, honest and to determine your suitability as a police officer.
Eligibility for Hire Only those applicants who successfully complete all testing and evaluation process are considered for employment. Those applicants shall have their applications retained for not more than twelve (12) months from the date of their written exam. These applicants may be eligible for hire as positions become available. All candidates for the position of police officer must agree to enter into a training contract with the City of Bixby. This agreement stipulates the candidate agrees to not voluntarily resign their employment with the City for twenty-four (24) months.

Physical Agility Test

  1. SIT AND REACH
    Sit and reach is a measure of the flexibility of the lower back and upper leg area. It is an important area for doing police tasks involving range of motion and is important in reducing lower back problems. This segment of the assessment involves stretching to touch the toes or beyond, with arms extended from a sitting position. Scores are measured in inches reached on a yardstick fastened to an apparatus, which is 14 inches in height. The yardstick should be placed on the apparatus with the 15-inch indicators at the toes and the one-inch indicators being closest to the body. Recruits must lock their knees and place their hands together, on on top of another, as they stretch along the measuring apparatus.

  2. 1 MINUTE SIT UP
    This segment of the assessment is a measure of the muscular endurance of the abdominal muscles. It is an important area for doing police tasks that may involve the use of force and is an important area for maintaining good posture and minimizing lower back problems. The score is the number of bent leg sit-ups done in 1 minute. Hands must remain on or about the head in the down position and the back must come down so that the shoulder blades touch the floor. Elbows should touch the knees in the up position. Legs may be held for assistance.

  3. 1 MINUTE PUSH UP
    The pushup segment of the assessment requires pushing one's own weight off the floor. This measures how much force the upper body can generate and is an important area for doing police tasks requiring upper body strength. The number of pushups done in one minute calculates the score. A recruit's hands and fee must touch the ground, with legs straight and off the ground supporting the body. The chest must come down and touch a fist (4 inch sponge for females) placed under the individual's chest. The recruit's arms must go in full extension to complete the push up.

  4. 1.5 MILE RUN
    The running segment of the assessment is a timed event to measure the heart and vascular system's capability to transport oxygen. It is an important area for doing police tasks involving stamina and endurance and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. The score is in minutes and seconds.

WHAT ARE THE STANDARDS?

PHYSICAL FITNESS
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS CHART

MALE
AGE 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Sit n Reach 16.5 15.5 14.3 13.3 12.5
1 Minute Sit Up 38 35 29 24 19
1 Minute Push Up 29 24 18 13 10
1.5 Mile Run 12:51 13:36 14:29 15:26 16:43

FEMALE
AGE 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Sit n Reach 19.3 18.3 17.3 16.8 15.5
1 Minute Sit Up 32 25 20 14 6
1 Minute Push Up 15 11 9 7* 5*
1.5 Mile Run 15:26 15:57 16:58 17:55 18:44
*Note: Females in excess of 49 years of age may do push-ups on their knees. Normative data for these age groups have not been established.

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Police Compensation Information

STEP RATE YEARS SERVICE RANK
1 30,565 ENTRY PROB. OFFICER
2 33,010 1-2 OFFICER
3 35,651 3-4 OFFICER
4 38,503 5-6 OFFICER
5 41,583 7-8 OFFICER
6 44,910 9-10 OFFICER

EDUCATION:

Certificate of Achievement = $15/month
Associates = $50/month
Bachelors - $100/month
50% Reimbursement Tuition & Books
For classes passed with a "C" or better

CLEANING ALLOWANCE:

$60/month

CLOTHING ALLOWANCE:

$600 per year (September 1)
VACATION:

Years 1-5 2 Weeks
Years 6-10 3 Weeks
Years 11-14 4 Weeks
Years 15 and Up 5 Weeks

SICK:

1 day per month/max accrual of 120 days

FUNERAL LEAVE:

3 days for qualifying family members

TAKE HOME CARS:

All officers distance within reason
4-10 Workshifts planned soon

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