Sumter Police Department Hiring Process

1. Complete the City of Sumter Employment Application


2. Accept our invitation

The Recruitment Unit will review applications and send an invitation to test.

3. Complete the Written Exam

The written exam will consist of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), which tests Reading, Language, and Mathematics, all at Level A.

TABE Practice Test

4. Pre-Employment Questionnaire

Once an applicant successfully completes the TABE test, he/she will complete and submit a pre-employment questionnaire.

5. Background Process

Applicants who advance successfully from the pre-employment questionnaire will enter an official background review process. Applicants selected during this time will be scheduled for a polygraph examination. This process generally lasts 3-5 weeks.

6. Oral Interview Board

Applicants who successfully complete the background process and are selected will participate in an oral interview board.

7. Additional Testing

Applicants who have completed oral boards and have been selected by the Chief of Police will receive a conditional offer of employment. During this time, the applicant will be scheduled for a medical physical, drug screen, and psychological exam.

8. Final Step

Applicants who successfully complete the above testing will be extended an official employment opportunity. Congratulations and welcome to the team!