Must be 21 years of age but not older than 36 years of age by date of hire. ** For Veterans of the armed forces who served at least 20 years you cannot be older than 40 years and 6 months old by the time of hire. The City of Portage also has a Veteran's Hiring Preference Policy.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
No felony convictions.
No domestic battery convictions.
Weight in proportion to height.
Pass written examinations.
Pass an agility test.
Pass a memory test.
Submit to a polygraph/ voice stress examination.
Submit to a background investigation.
Submit to an oral interview.
Pass a physical examination.
Pass a drug screen examination.
Pass a psychological examination.
The Portage Police Department, by city ordinance, tests on an as needed basis for applicants. Positions are not always available at the time of testing.