UPD prides itself on recruiting and retaining the best officers and Department personnel in the industry. Our officers must meet stringent background criteria prior to consideration for a position within the Department. The background process includes an extensive investigation into the applicant’s past, both personally and professionally. This includes a background detective completing a thorough investigation, which also includes a polygraph exam, medical exam, and psychological assessment. Our civilian positions are also required to undergo a background check and pre-employment screening.
This area of the Department is responsible for performing outreach and recruitment, providing information about employment benefits and opportunities, ensuring that fair labor practices are followed, and fostering good relations among employees to create an environment where employees can work productively, develop their skills, and feel satisfied with their work.