In order to qualify for the position of Police Officer, all applicants SHALL:
1. Be at least 20 1/2 years of age (20 years, plus 182 days); and not have reached 45 years of age
on the day of the entrance examination.
2. Be a High School Graduate. (No college credit required)
If not a High School Graduate, posses a G.E.D. certificate WITH at least 12 semester hours of
credit from an accredited college or university with at least a 2.0 grade point average. College
transcripts must accompany the application for G.E.D. certificate holders.
3. Be a United States citizen.
4. Possess a valid driver's license not in jeopardy of suspension. No driver's license suspension
within the last 2 years. No more than 2 moving violation convictions within the last 12 months and
no more than 5 moving violation convictions within the last 24 months. Be covered by a current
motor vehicle liability insurance policy. A valid Texas driver's license will be required at the time
5. Not have been convicted of a "Class B" misdemeanor or its equivalent within the last one hundred
twenty (120) months.
6. Not have been convicted of a "Class A" misdemeanor or Any felony.
7. Not be on probation for a criminal offense above the grade of "Class C" misdemeanor.
8. Not be under indictment for a felony, Class A misdemeanor or Class B misdemeanor offense.
9. Not have ever executed at anytime a confession to a felony offense, if that confession is
admissible as evidence in any criminal proceeding in any state or federal court.
10. All applicants shall be fingerprinted and subjected to a search of records and fingerprint files to
disclose any criminal record.
11. Not have had a license by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and
Education denied by final order or revoked, or have a voluntary surrender of license in effect.
12. Have been discharged from any and all military service under honorable conditions.
13. Be of good moral character as confirmed by a thorough, comprehensive background
14. Be in good credit standing after having a complete credit report evaluation with financial data
being provided by applicable credit agencies.
15. Business necessity requires that past drug usage may be grounds for rejection for employment.
This information will be verified and evaluated on an individual basis. An employer, such as a law
enforcement agency, may impose a qualification standard that excludes individuals with a history
of illegal use of drugs (Federal Register Vol. 56, No. 144 Section 1630.3).
16. Possess uncorrected visual acuity of 20/100 or better in each eye with both eyes correctable, with
eye-glasses, to at least 20/20 binocular vision, or 20/200 or better vision correctable to at least
20/20 binocular vision with contact lenses; and the ability to distinguish between the basic color
17. Be examined by a licensed physician and be declared in writing to be physically sound and free
from any defect which may adversely affect performance of duty.
18. Be examined by a licensed psychologist and be declared, in writing by the psychologist, to be in
satisfactory psychological and emotional health to be a Probationary Police Officer.