Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States
  • Applicant must have a High school diploma or GED
  • Must possess a current and valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Licensed Peace Officer through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCOLE) preferred;or currently enrolled in a Texas police academy; or a current peace officer in another state with the ability to successfully challenge and pass the TCOLE exam.
  • Have been honorably discharged from any and all military service or provide proof of acceptable military re-enlistment eligibility if prior service is un-characterized
  • Not have been convicted at any time of an offense of family violence
  • Not have been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years from the date of the court order
  • Not ever been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years
  • Not have any criminal charges pending or under indictment for any criminal offense
  • Not be currently on court-ordered community service or probation for any criminal offense
  • Not have excessive traffic tickets or accidents
  • Not have had a license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education revoked or suspended
  • Be of good moral character
  • Must be able to work shift work, holidays and weekends
  • Must have the ability to read and comprehend training materials, departmental policy, rules, regulations, laws and ordinances
  • Must have the ability to establish effective working relationship with other employees, law enforcement agencies and the public
  • Must have the ability to learn the use and care of firearms and specialized equipment
  • Must possess 20/20 vision, either corrected or uncorrected or uncorrected in each eye, unless vision is corrected by the use of contact lenses which must be worn on duty and/or during all law enforcement related activities. Must be free of dichromatic color blindness, night blindness and any other visual deficiencies or limitations
  • Must pass a hearing test