Applicant Requirements


-U.S. Citizenship

-Minimum age 21

-High School Graduate or G.E.D.

-Good Physical and Mental Health

-Pass a Vision and Hearing Test

-Pass a Drug Screening Test

-Pass Psychological and Polygraph Exams

-Sign a "Continue in Service" Agreement

 MWAA Police Department officers carry the Special Olympics’ Torch in the 2009 Torch Run.

MWAA Police Department officers carry the
Special Olympics’  Torch during the Torch Run.


Applicants will be screened during a preliminary background investigation. Individual situations will be evaluated on a case by case basis; however, a good driving record and clear criminal history are essential. Please consider the following when evaluating your own eligibility.

You may be disqualified for any of the following situations:

  • Any conviction for Driving Under the Influence (alcohol or drugs) in the past 5 years or 2 or more convictions during your lifetime
  • Any 2 or more revocations of your drivers license, or 3 or more suspensions
  • Any misdemeanor conviction within the last 3 years
  • Any involvement in the distribution or manufacture of a controlled substance
  • Any experimental use of marijuana in the last 3 years
  • Any use, experimentally or otherwise, of PCP, LSD, heroin, methamphetamine, designer drugs, cocaine or any other form of hallucinogenic drug
  • Any conviction of a felony, domestic violence or crime prohibiting the possession of a firearm
  • Any conviction, pled guilty or no contest to any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including but not limited to petit larceny or any misdemeanor sex offense. 
  • Any past arrest, regardless of criminal conviction, will be reviewed and may disqualify you
  • Any circumstances that indicate behavior that could pose a liability to this department
  • No visible tattoos on the head, face, eyebrows, ears, or neck area.  No visible tattoos that are obscene, advocates sexual, racial, ethnic or religious discrimination, or are of a nature that tends to bring discredit upon the department.  Applicants are subject to being inspected to determine whether they are in violation of this policy.