What is required to become an Opelika Police Officer?

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Twenty-one (21) years of age
  • U.S. citizen
  • High school graduate or GED
  • No felony convictions
  • No convictions involving crimes of moral turpitude
  • No convictions of domestic violence-related charges
  • Good driving record
  • Military personnel must have an honorable discharge

Once their online application has been received, applicants will take a Basic Ability Test, Physical Agility Test, complete a background check and formal interview, take a polygraph examination and take a medical and drug screening.

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1. How do I report something suspicious in my neighborhood without giving my name?
2. How do I get a copy of a police report?
3. Can I hire a Police Officer for a Special Event?
4. What is required to become an Opelika Police Officer?
5. I collect patches from Police Departments and Fire Departments. How do I go about getting one from Opelika?
6. How can I check the status of someone arrested by the Opelika Police Department?
7. How do I find out if I have a warrant?