Medford Police Tests New Recruits

Medford Police Recruit TrainingMEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are putting their recruits through some tough testing this week, and the applicants are now one step closer to becoming police officers.

About 30 applicants went through a physical agility course, took a written test, and had interviews with several boards on Monday. Police said it’s all designed to continue narrowing down the field of applicants.

MPD had about 200 people apply, whittled it down to 60 after written tests, and invited the 30 to Wednesday’s tests. There are only two current spots available in the department, so police say they are looking for the best of the best.

“I’m looking for some folks that have some military experience or are earning a degree toward criminal justice and really have a desire to make this a career,” said Lt. Scott Clauson.

Clauson said those that qualify after these tests will go through a background check before going to the police academy.