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  • Is the police academy paid training?

  • Are you holding lateral police academies at this time?

  • I am BLET certified. Will I be required to attend the entire police academy?

  • When is your next police academy?

  • How large is your Police Department?

  • Do you hire out- of-state candidates at your Police Department?

  • Is there a residency requirement for your Police Department Employees?

  • How long does the Police Officer hiring process take?

  • How many people are you hiring for your next police academy?

  • Do I have to attend an applicant orientation briefing to become a police officer?

  • How long does the applicant orientation briefing last and what should I bring?

  • Is there an age requirement/cutoff to become a Police Officer?

  • Would police officers have a take home car?

  • Do I have to work patrol/street duty or can I go to a specialized unit once I graduate from the police academy?

  • What records are required to apply to be a police officer and how do I obtain copies?

  • Can I do a ride along with an police officer?

  • Do I have to stay overnight at the police academy?

  • What is police departments policy on Tattoos?

  • Is there a study guide that can assist me in the written exam portion?

  • What do I wear to the testing dates?

  • If my ETS date isn't until the next year, when should I begin the process?

  • Can I still fill out the application even though my ETS date is a year from now and it be saved until I get out?

  • What are the Fayetteville Police Department's policies on tattoos, hairstyles, beards and jewelry?

  • How can I become involved or start a Community Watch Group?