Become a Police Officer

All applicants are required to successfully complete each phase of the selection process.  The entire process takes approximately two months.  Each candidate will be advised of their status and application test dates as they move through the various steps.  The selection flow chart utilized by our agency is listed below on the right.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Non-Certified Public Safety Recruit: At least 30 hours of college from an accredited college or university
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certified: At least 30 hours of college from an accredited college or university, or 2 years of full-time paid police experience in Texas.


  • Competitive pay
  • Educational or certification pay
  • TMRS retirement plan
  • Educational programs
  • Career advancement
  • Stability of employment
  • Dental, life and health insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Lateral Entry Salary Program - Sworn


  • Public Safety Recruit Salary: $60,231.83
  • Police Officer: Salary Range: $68,000 - $86,140.37
  • Current Step Plan

Steps for Selection as a Police Officer

  • Completion of Application
  • Written Test
  • Completion of Personal History Statement
  • Oral Board
  • Background Investigation
  • Interview with Chief
  • Polygraph Examination
    • Employment History
    • Credit History
    • Employment Theft
    • Criminal Conviction's
    • Serious Crimes
    • Sex Crimes
    • Illegal Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Psychological Examination
  • Drug Analysis
  • Medical Examination
  • Hiring Decision

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