Recruitment

HOW DO I BECOME PART OF THE DPD TEAM?

The hiring process is controlled and administered according to State law by the City of Dixon Board of Police and Fire Commissioners.  It all begins with completing an application.  Applications are only accepted during the months leading up to the testing process. 

The application process is facilitated for the City of Dixon by I/O Solutions.  Prospective applicants should go the website with the understanding that the department is required to have a standing eligibility hiring list.  All officers hired by the Dixon Police Department must come from the eligibility list.  This list is valid for 2 years from the date it is posted or until the list is exhausted.  Dixon’s current eligibility hiring list was created in June of 2017, and we will be testing in summer of 2019.  Applicants will be able to access the application closer to the testing date on the I/O Solutions site, and the exact testing date will be forthcoming.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ON THE DAY OF TESTING?

There are three components to the testing to establish an eligibility hiring list.  They are:  Physical Fitness Test (POWER), Written Examination and Oral Interview.  All stages of testing are administered by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. The physical fitness testing is completed on a Saturday morning and the written examination is done the same day for all applicants that pass the physical fitness test.  Once the scores are received from the written examination, the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners will set up dates and times for the applicants to complete the oral interview. 

WHAT ARE THE STANDARDS FOR THE POWER TEST?

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