There will be three phases of preliminary testing & two phases of testing that will be conducted once a conditional offer of employment has been made. These phases in order are:

Written Examination:

The written examination is the General Education Development (GED) test.

Physical Ability Test

The applicant must participate and complete several areas of fitness related exercise. Physical fitness is a candidate's body conditioning as measured by evaluating results, according to the person's sex & age. Such an evaluation may help identify qualified applicants and reduce the probability of work related disabilities.

Oral Interview Board

Applicants who successfully complete the written examination and physical ability test with the required scores will be invited to the oral interview board. The board will consist of three members of the Delmar Police Department, of varying rank.

The oral board will be appraising personal qualities such as appearance, voice, ability to express oneself, ability to organize higher thoughts, poise, bearing, & alertness.

Physical Examination

All applicants offered conditional employment must be able to pass a medical examination, based on medical standards as determined by the department approved physician. The medical examination will include but will not be limited to:
  1. Eyesight, as determined by the examining physician, natural or correctable to 20/20
  2. Weight, in proportion to applicants height as determined by the examining physician, See Chart Below
  3. General condition of sound physical health.

Psychological Evaluation

All applicants offered conditional employment must be able to pass a written psychological test which he/she must pass. Such testing will be classified and withheld from public inspection.
This test identifies abnormal personality traits which indicate maladjustments or mental illness. The test results are analyzed by the Delmar Police Departments Psychologists. Based upon the analysis and written recommendation an applicant may be rejected at this point.
Desirable Weight Ranges
Male Female
Height SM Frame MED Frame LG Frame Height SM Frame MED Frame LG Frame
5' 4" 117-138 123-149 131-163 5' 96-114 101-124 109-138
5' 5" 120-142 126-151 134-167 5' 1" 99-118 104-128 112-141
5' 6" 124-146 130-157 138-173 5' 2" 102-121 107-131 115-144
5' 7" 128-151 134-163 143-178 5' 3" 105-124 110-135 118-149
5' 8" 132-155 138-167 147-183 5' 4" 108-128 113-139 121-152
5' 9" 136-161 142172 151-187 5' 5" 111-132 117-144 125-156
5' 10" 140-165 146-177 155-193 5' 6" 114-135 120-149 129-161
5' 11" 144-169 150-183 160-198 5' 7" 118-140 124-153 137-165
6' 148-174 154-188 164-204 5' 8" 122-144 128-157 137-169
6' 1" 152-179 158-194 169-209 5' 9" 126-149 132-162 141-174
6' 2" 156-184 163-199 174-215 5' 10" 130-154 136-166 145-179
6' 3" 160-188 168-205 178-550 5' 11" 134-158 140-171 149-185
6' 4" 169-198 178-216 188-231 6'" 138-163 144-175 153-190
6' 5" 174-204 182-222 192-238        


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