How to Apply for Police Officer Positions


To apply for the Entry Level Police Officer position:

The City of Mount Vernon has contracted with Public Safety Testing to conduct the initial written and physical agility testing process for entry level policy. Please visit the Public Safety Testing website to complete an application online and to select the testing date, time and location most convenient for you. After applicants pass the test(s), their scores will be sent to our Human Resources Department for further processing.


To apply for the Lateral Police Officer position:

  1. View Current Employment Opportunities and select Lateral Police Officer.
  2. Create an account.
  3. Complete the online application.
  4. Upload your:
    a. Cover letter responding to the questions as requested in the job announcement.
    b. Resume
    c. Unofficial Transcripts
    d. Supplemental Questions as requested in the job announcement
  5. Respond to the Lateral Police Officer Supplemental Questionnaire; form can be found at