Ineligibility & Disqualifiers List

Below is a list of occurrences that may disqualify the applicant either permanently or make the applicant ineligible for hire for a specified period of time.

These causes for disqualification are in accordance with Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. These causes include, but are not limited to those listed below:

Ineligibility List
1. IS NOT A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES. The applicant will be considered ineligible until citizenship is obtained in accordance with state and federal laws.
 
2. HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF OR ADMITTED TO CONDUCT that constitutes a Class A or Class B misdemeanor under the Penal Code or equivalent under federal law, to include the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), within ten (10) years, will result in a temporary rejection. Crimes involving moral turpitude may result in permanent disqualification and will be considered on a case-by-case basis with appropriate consideration of circumstances and how recently the crime occurred.

Has been convicted of or admitted to conduct which constitutes a felony under state or federal law, to include the UCMJ. Conviction of or admission to conduct that constitutes a felony will result in a permanent disqualification.
An applicant will not be considered for employment while charges are pending for any criminal offense.
NOTE: For the purposes of item #2 mentioned above, a person is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime involving moral turpitude, if a court of competent jurisdiction enters an adjudication of guilt against the person, or a plea of guilty is entered by the person, under the laws of this or another state or the United States, regardless of whether:

The sentence is subsequently probated and the person is discharged from probation or community supervision;
Deferred adjudication is granted;
The accusation, complaint, information, or indictment against the person is dismissed is released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense: or
The person is pardoned for the offense, unless the pardon is granted expressly for subsequent proof of innocence.

3. HAVING A CONVICTION FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DWI OR DUI) WITHIN TEN (10) YEARS PRECEDING THE DATE OF APPLICATION OR DURING THE HIRING PROCESS. This will result in a temporary disqualification until the ten-year time period has expired from the date of the conviction.
 
4. NOT EVER BEEN OR CURRENTLY ON COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SUPERVISION OR PROBATION ABOVE THE GRADE OF A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR OR A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR WITHIN THE LAST 10 YEARS. This will result in a temporary disqualification until the ten-year time period has expired from the date of the court order.

5. HAS FAILED TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR ABILITY TO READ, WRITE AND FLUENTLY SPEAK THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. The applicant will be ineligible until the deficiency is corrected.

6. IS UNABLE TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSTION TO WHICH HE/SHE SEEKS APPOINTMENT, WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION. The applicant will be ineligible until he/she is able to perform the essential job functions.
 
7. IS UNABLE TO OBTAIN A TEXAS DRIVERS LICENSE WITHIN THE SPECIFIED TIME REQUIRED BY THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION CODE. The applicant will be ineligible until he/she is able to obtain a Texas Drivers License.