Qualifications for the DLA Police

All applicants must meet the following requirements.


  • Citizenship:  Must be a United States Citizen at the time of application.
  • Medical Requirements: Medical evaluation for applicants will be conducted prior to hiring. The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature. The following medical requirements apply to all applicants:
  1. Good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice.   Using the individual’s best optical correction, distance vision should be at least 20/30 in one eye and 20/100 in the other, or 20/40 in one eye and 20/70 in the other.  Using the individual’s best optical correction, near vision should be correctable to 20/40 binocularly (both eyes open).
  2. Hearing:  In general, pure-tone, unaided, air conduction hearing threshold levels should not exceed 30 decibel (dB) hearing loss on average for each ear at 500, 1000, and 2000 hertz (Hz), with no single level greater than 35 dB hearing loss at these frequencies.  Thresholds should not exceed 55 dB at 4000 Hz in each ear.
  3. Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others.
  4. Applicants and employees must possess emotional and mental stability. In most
  5. Medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position. For some positions, the loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.
  6. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position. Reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to the use of assistive devices, job modification or restructuring, provision of readers and interpreters, or adjusted work schedules.
  • Physical Fitness Test: Applicants must successfully pass an initial and annual physical fitness test consisting of a 1.5 mile run (2.41 km) in 17:30 minutes; and execute 19 pushups in 2 minutes.
  • Criminal History/Background:  Candidates who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the Lautenberg Amendment are not eligible for this position (Title 18, U.S.C., and Section 922(g)).
  • Training:  Must successfully complete a basic police academy FLETC, United States Army Civilian Police Academy, or other Military Service Academy as determined by the Agency.
  • Security Clearance: A favorable suitability determination, as well as favorable security clearance adjudication, is required before appointment. Misconduct in prior employment; criminal or dishonest conduct, abuse of intoxicating beverages, improper use of narcotics, drugs or other controlled substances, actions that create a reasonable doubt of loyalty to the United States, and financial issues such as excessive indebtedness, recurring financial difficulties, unexplained affluence, are all examples of issues that may lead to an unfavorable suitability determination or denial of a security clearance, and which would then be cause for withholding or rescinding an offer of employment.
  •  Driver’s License: Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Other Requirements:  In accordance with DLA Instruction 4302, “Force Protection and Security Operations,” as a prospective employee as a DLA police officer, REQUIREMENTS WILL INCLUDE PASSING drug testing; possess a motor vehicle license; meet Lautenberg Amendment requirements; meet manual dexterity, vision, and hearing tests; pass an annual medical examination; pass the annual physical fitness test; pass annual weapons qualification; graduate from the Uniformed Police Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Army Civilian Police Academy at Ft Leonard Wood, or other basic police academy as determined by the Agency; meet annual training and re-certification; must complete initial/annual CPR re-certification and first aid; able to work shifts, overtime, weekends as required; wear the DLA police uniform; maintain a high state of appearance and hygiene; and able to wear chemical protection equipment.

 DISQUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants cannot have any of the following:

  • Inability to perform essential functions of the position
  • Two or more traffic violation convictions within twelve months preceding date of application
  • Currently under indictment for any criminal offense
  • Conviction of criminal/misdemeanor or offense or any crime involving moral turpitude
  • Has ever been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal/misdemeanor offense
  • Prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition
  • Conviction of domestic crime, misdemeanor or felony or conviction of a lesser charge which at the time of occurrence was a domestic violence crime

 




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