Sworn Position Benefits

For salary and benefits information, contact Human Resources at 918-338-4221.

Police officers with 20 years of continuous service are eligible to draw a pension. The pension is calculated at 2.5 percent of the final average salary (based on the highest 30 months of service) multiplied by the years of service.

As per the “Oklahoma Police Pension Board Regulations,” there is a “Plan B” portion of the pension that allows the officer to freeze their pension, stay in the system for up to five additional years and receive a lump sum at the end of the five years.

The Bartlesville Police Department provides uniforms, duty weapon and safety equipment for each officer. The department also participates in a “Take home car plan.” Officers living within the Bartlesville City Limits may drive their patrol cars home.

Qualifications 

  • U.S. and Oklahoma citizenship required
  • Between the age of 21 and 46
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Written entrance exam
  • Medical exam
  • Psychiatric exam
  • Polygraph exam
  • Drug screen
  • Physical agility exam
  • After submitting a written application, sworn position applicants must pass a written examination and an “Oral Review Board.”
  • After testing, a thorough background investigation is conducted. Criminal arrests and excessive traffic citations are disqualifiers.
  • Within a year, new officers must be certified by the:

If you are interested in a law enforcement career, contact:
Sgt. Joshua Johnson: 918-338-4052