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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING THE APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Do I copy or bring in the original documents?
    • Bring in the original and a copy of each required documents.

2. Should I get a copy of my driving record?
    • DPD does not require you to obtain it; however, it would be a benefit to 
      you to see what is on your driving record and maintain for your records.

3. Where do I get the detailed earnings statement?
    • There are Social Security Administration buildings in Detroit and most
      neighboring cities. Here are a few:

Social Security Admin. Office
7618 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

Social Security Admin. Office
1572 Fort St.
Lincoln Park, MI 48146

Social Security Admin. Office
20612 W. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48228

Social Security Admin. Office
19767 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236

    • You may also go to www.socialsecurity.gov to find the office closest to
      you. Also, be sure to obtain a NON-CERTIFIED copy of your earnings,
      including the employer and wages earned at each employer.

4. How long is the entire process?
    • It varies depending on the candidate’s information and background
      history. If there are no problems, it could be as short as 13weeks from 
      date of submitting application and all required documents.

5. Can I use my free copy of the credit report I receive on-line?
    • No. It must be an official copy from one of the following three (3) major
      Credit Bureau Agencies, i.e. Transunion, Experian or Equifax.

6. I’ve been through the process before. Do I have to complete all the same 
    forms again?
    • Yes, but the investigator will provide you with additional
      information pertinent to your specific needs in the process.

7. When will I be assigned to an investigator?
    • You will meet your investigator when you are assigned a date to return
      all required documents.

8. If I have a balance at a college/university or former school I attended, will
    they give me a copy of my transcript?
    • Often times, it will be mailed directly to our Recruiting office or you may 
      receive an unofficial copy. DPD will accept it directly from the school or 
      from you.

9. If I am in school and offered employment, can I do both? 
    • The academy is a full-time job and commitment. It is up to you to 
      determine if you can do both.

10. Where do I go to get my application notarized? 
    • At your banking institution, Post office or Tax Preparer.
      DPD Recruiting has people on staff that will notarize your application for a
      nominal fee.

11. What if I have a Misdemeanor Conviction?
    • If you are a Wayne County resident, who has only one (1)
      non-violent conviction and has lived a clean life for at least
      five (5) years, you are eligible to set aside that past conviction.

For more detailed information, contact Wayne
County STEP (Second Chance Through Expungement Program)
At (313) 833-4587.

Misdemeanor convictions related to assault, larceny, narcotics or sex
   crimes are unacceptable to the Detroit Police Department.