Beginning July 1, 2021 the starting hourly rate of pay is $22.09 an hour for a new recruit or $22.65 for CLEET certified officers. The Bartlesville Police Department offers education incentive; Sign on bonus for CLEET certified Officers ($3,000 at hire, $3,000 at 1 year), Lateral Entry program up to step 5 (23.81/49,524) for state certified officers. Annual equipment allowance, and longevity pay, along with health, dental, vision insurance.

Sworn position benefits

For salary and benefits information, contact Human Resources at 918.338.4261.

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.


  • 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:

The City of Bartlesville accepts applications for the position of police officer on a continual basis. A separate application packet must be obtained from the Bartlesville Police Department or may be printed using the links below:

New Hiring Process – Police Officer

Applicant Checklist – Police Officer

Disqualifier List – Police Officer

Physical Assessment Test – Police Officer

Agility Course Map

Please print and complete :

Self-Disclosure Form

Please complete below application and print:

Police Application – Fillable

Send completed applications and related documents to:
Human Resources – City of Bartlesville
401 S. Johnstone Ave.
Bartlesville, OK 74003

Background Application (FILLABLE)

If you are interested in a law enforcement career, contact Corporal Jarred Burdick at 918.338.4052 or Sergeant Ben Hollander at 918.338.4054