LAW ENFORCEMENT with the El Dorado Police Department is one of the most challenging and rewarding professional careers you can choose! We employ some of the most modern technologies available with our progressive and accomplished police agency. In July, 2008, we moved into our brand new 22,000 square foot - state of the art facilities.

As a member of the El Dorado Police Department, you receive training that assists you in a variety of career opportunities available to you. You become part of a TEAM that is dedicated to improving the quality of life, and working toward a better - safer - community.

If you're a dynamic individual with the desire and ability to pursue a rewarding and satisfying career in law enforcement, the El Dorado Police Department wants you. We're a progressive department that will give you the opportunity to grow in a career in law enforcement.

El Dorado is home to the El Dorado Promise! The El Dorado Promise is a unique scholarship program that provides graduates of El Dorado High School a tuition scholarship that can be used at any accredited Arkansas public university or community college, or any accredited private or out-of-state university.

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Contact: Captain Karl Nichols (870) 881-4807



Applicants passing the written exam will advance to the PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST -TUESDAY APRIL 2, 2019 AT 6:00AM

Applicants will then be scheduled for an interview before an interview board TUESDAY APRIL 2, 2019 - Beginning at 9:00AM.

Applicants must score 70% on the oral interview for further consideration for employment.





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Applications will not be accepted without copies of the required documents, including:

Birth Certificate or proof of citizenship

(Social Security card does NOT suffice for proof of Citizenship)

High School Diploma or GED

A Valid Drivers license

Copy of Social Security Card

 DD-214 with Military Experience





Applicants for employment will be required to pass a written examination, physical fitness test, and an oral interview in order to be placed on the eligibility list. Prior to employment, an applicant will be required to pass a physical examination and a psychological evaluation, and an extensive background investigation, which may include a pre-employment polygraph examination.

Police Officer Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, in good physical health, high school graduate or equivalent, eyesight correctable to 20/20, free of felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, and height must be proportionate to weight.

Applicants must pass a written exam, physical fitness test & oral interview.


Starting Salary --- $32,170.32... Base Pay - Does not include Degree Pay or Incentive Pay

     Patrolman One Year ... $33,677.28

                    Patrolman Five Years ... $34,878.48

                                    Patrolman Ten Years ...$36,494.64

Uniforms & Essential Equipment Provided

Pension - Member contribution 8%...Members can retire after 28 years and/or age 55

Paid Insurance -  Member Health Insurance and Life Policy Paid by the city

Sick Leave - 15 Days Per Year...accruable to 90 Days

Continuing Education and Training - Specialized Courses Sponsored By The Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy,  Criminal Justice Institute & Others

Education Incentive Pay - Associate Degree 5% Bachelor Degree 7.5% Masters Degree 10%

Certificate Incentive Pay - Dependant On Level Of Certification Held ( $300.00 to $1,200.00 annually)

Vacation / Paid Holidays - 15 Working Days Vacation Initial Year...Paid For 13 Holidays Per Year

Overtime - Pay Or Compensatory Time At Time And One Half, Including Court Time

Take Home Vehicle Program


Civilian Applicants Must Be At Least 18 Years Of Age.


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