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New officer signing bonus: New officers with no experience will receive $2,500.00 bonus upon completion of field training.  New officers who hold a current TCOLE Peace Officer Certification will receive a $3,500.00 bonus upon completion of field training.


Employment Procedures

  • Application Form
  • Civil Service exam (scheduled on an as needed basis)
  • Physical performance test
  • Thorough and extensive background investigation
  • Polygraph and psychological test
  • Interviews with police review board and chief
  • Physical examination by physician

Background Investigation

A thorough background investigation is conducted on all eligible applicants. Any misrepresentation or omission in the application or other forms will be grounds for rejection or dismissal.


Qualified Applicants

  • Must be a minimum of 20 1/2 years of age and shall not have reached their 45th birthday.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
  • Must have completed 30 college classroom hours with a minimum passing grade of C or have at least two years of active military service with an honorable discharge or hold a currently active TCOLE Peace Officer license.
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license and have a good driving record.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony at any time or a Class B misdemeanor or above in the last 10 years.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must have an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces, if applicable.
  • Must have vision correctable to 20/20.

Physical Performance Test Requirements

Additional Information