The Parker Police Department conducts rigorous pre-employment background investigations for all positions. Backgrounds include a review of the following: criminal record, credit history, military record, current and previous employment history, references, and social websites. Background investigators may also contact the applicant’s relatives, friends, employers, and many others.
The background investigation process begins after the applicant successfully passes all preliminary testing and interviews. The applicant personally meets with one of our background investigators, who explain the process and starts the applicant on a Personal History Statement. Once the comprehensive Personal History Statement is completed and returned to the background investigator, a review of the above documents and interviews with people who know the applicant is conducted.
Applicants for employment are required to submit to a Job Suitability Assessment before receiving a Conditional Job Offer. Applicants are sent for a polygraph examination and a drug screen after they receive a job offer. Police Officers, Dispatchers, and Community Services are also required to take a secondary psychological exam and a medical exam.