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Personnel Schedules Entrance Exams for Police, Correction Officers

Milton E. Potter, Division of Personnel (VIDOP) director, has announced testing for the ranks of police officer and correction officer territory-wide.


A candidate must have completed grade 12 or possess an equivalency certificate

Must possess or be able to obtain a Motor Vehicle License

Be a citizen of the United States for at least 20 years

Not have reached his/her 46th birthday

Successfully pass the Civil Service written examination, physical agility test, psychological exam, oral board interview and a comprehensive background test

The sign-up period is Jan. 9-23; testing dates are Feb. 27 – March 3

Note: all interested candidates must sign-up and submit a complete application package at the respective district office by close of business day on Monday, Jan. 23. Candidates who have submitted an application prior are required to notify DOP of any changes in mailing addresses to ensure receipt of confirmed exam notice. Preparation guides for the police officer written examination will be distributed during the week of Jan. 23-27.

The following candidates will be exempted from sitting for the written examination, but they are required to meet all other established criteria for qualifications:

Persons holding a degree in any field of study (associate’s and above) from an accredited institution

All honorably discharged veterans from a branch if the United States Armed Forces.

Applications are available at the Division of Personnel, 3438 Kronprindsens Gade-GERS Complex, 3rd floor, St. Thomas or the Division of Personnel, 3009 Orange Grove Shopping Center, St. Croix Or visit the Web site: www.dopusvi.org

For more information, contact Loretta David, personnel analyst on St Thomas, at 774-8588, or contact Zolymar Garcia, personnel analyst on St. Croix, at 718-8588.

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