joinSPD – Background Check

Every peace officer candidate is the subject of a thorough background investigation to verify good moral character and the absence of past behavior indicative of unsuitability to perform the duties of a peace officer.

The following categories are thoroughly reviewed in every peace officer candidate’s background investigation:

  • Integrity
  • Impulse Control/Attention to Safety
  • Substance Abuse and Other Risk-Taking Behavior
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Confronting and Overcoming Problems
  • Obstacles and Adversity
  • Conscientiousness
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Decision-Making and Judgment
  • Learning Ability
  • Communication Skills