Applicants for the position of Police Recruit must meet the following criteria:
Between ages 21-44
An associate's degree or at least 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university (C average or better), or
At least two years active duty in the United States military with an honorable discharge, plus a high school diploma or GED, or
At least two years of service as a full-time paid peace officer (reserve peace officer status will not be considered when determining an applicant's satisfaction of the two year prior service requirement), plus a high school diploma or GED.
NOTE: If an applicant is age 18-20, they may apply if they have an associate's degree; or 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university (from a TCLEOSE approved accrediting agency), or has received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States after at least two years of active service, plus a high school diploma or GED.
Possess a valid Driver’s License
No felony convictions
Not ever 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 ten years from the date of the court order
Not currently under indictment for any criminal offense
Not ever have been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years
Not ever have been convicted of any family violence offense
Must be a U.S. Citizen
No marijuana use in the last 24 months
Must not have ever used a felony level illicit drug (e.g. cocaine, PCP, LSD, ecstasy, methamphetamine, GHB, etc.)