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Personal History Statement Forms

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Non Sworn - includes Community Service Officer, Rangers, Police Records Technician and all other Administrative positions

All applicants are required to complete a Personal History Statement (PHS) (non-sworn version) ; the form is posted here to give applicants ample time to research and record all of the required background information. If hand written, submit the original (not a copy) completed form to the Human Resources Office by the requested due date OR email an electronically signed version to hr@cityofsantacruz.com

The instructions are specific to our agency; do not use the version from the POST website. Only the most current version of the PHS form (as posted on our website) will be accepted.

The form is in color; you may opt to print it out in greyscale. Print out single-sided.

The Non-Sworn PHS can be completed by hand (handwritten) in blue or black ink and submitted via mail or in person to our HR office OR be electronically signed and submitted to us via email: hr@cityofsantacruz.com. There should be no spelling errors or cross-outs on your final draft. If a candidate fails to return their PHS form by the requested due date, that candidate will no longer be considered in that recruitment process. Include as much detail as possible; candidates will be questioned about PHS detail during polygraph testing. Omissions on the PHS may be cause for disqualification.

Sworn

Police Officer Trainee
Candidates who successfully pass the written exam process will receive a letter instructing them to complete a Personal History Statement (PHS) (sworn version) and return it by the requested due date to the Human Resources Department. The instructions are specific to our agency; do not use the version from the POST website.  Only the most current version of the PHS form (as posted on our website) will be accepted.

The PHS can be completed by hand (handwritten) in blue or black ink and submitted via mail or in person to our HR office OR be electronically signed and submitted to us via email: hr@cityofsantacruz.com. There should be no spelling errors or cross-outs on your final draft. If a candidate fails to return their PHS form by the due date, that candidate will no longer be considered in that recruitment process. Include as much detail as possible; candidates will be questioned about PHS detail during polygraph testing. Omissions on the PHS may be cause for disqualification.

The form is in color; you may opt to print it out in greyscale.

Police Officer Lateral/Academy Graduate
Candidates must submit a Personal History Statement (PHS) (sworn version) along with a City application form. The instructions are specific to our agency; do not use the version from the POST website. Only the most current version of the PHS form (as posted on our website) will be accepted.

The PHS can be completed by hand (handwritten) in blue or black ink and submitted via mail or in person to our HR office OR be electronically signed and submitted to us via email: hr@cityofsantacruz.com. There should be no spelling errors or cross-outs on your final draft. If a candidate fails to return their PHS form by the due date, that candidate will no longer be considered in that recruitment process. Include as much detail as possible; candidates will be questioned about PHS detail during polygraph testing. Omissions on the PHS may be cause for disqualification.

The form is in color; you may opt to print it out in greyscale.