Police Department

The starting hourly rate of pay is $26.29 an hour for a new recruit or $26.94 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 one year), Lateral Entry Program up to step 5 ($29.74/$61,859.20) for state certified officers. Annual equipment allowance, and longevity pay, along with health, dental, vision insurance (including the Zero Card).

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • 21-45 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Good moral character
  • Suitable emotional stability

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Lateral transfers for certified officers (Up to step five)
  • Health, dental & vision insurance (including the Zero Card)
  • 20 year retirement program and pension fund
  • 41 hour work week
  • Uniforms, equipment and firearm provided to each officer
  • Longevity Pay
  • Educational pay
  • Vacation leave
  • Sick leave
  • Holiday leave
  • Military leave
  • Take home car program (must live in city limits to be eligible for take home car)

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)

For more information, contact:

Human Resources @ 918-338-4221

Bartlesville Police Department Training Division @ bpdtraining@cityofbartlesville.org

Sergeant Josh Newell @ 918-338-4052

Lieutenant Chris Neal  @ 918-338-4015


Civilian employment opportunities

From time to time, the Bartlesville Police Department recruits and accepts applications from those seeking job opportunities with the City of Bartlesville. Requirements for non-uniform positions with the department include:

Animal Control


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Medical Exam
  • Drug Screen


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Drug Screen


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Entry Exam
  • Medical Exam
  • Drug Screen
  •  Police dispatch is a 24/7 operation and will require shift work including nights, evening, weekends, holidays which are assigned by seniority.

Current job openings are available on the Human Resources Job Listings page.