Minimum Requirements

The following qualifications MUST be met before taking the entry exam:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Be a high school graduate OR passed the G.E.D. test OR 24 months active duty military service w/ Honorable Discharge.

  • Be at least 21 years of age by the date of graduation from the Basic Peace Officer Course

  • Have NEVER been nor currently 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 

  • Is not currently under indictment for any criminal offense 

  • Have NEVER been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B Misdemeanor or convicted of a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years

  • Have NEVER been convicted of any family violence offense

  • Is not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition

  • Have been HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the military, if applicable

  • Possess a valid Texas driver’s license

  • Pre-TASP OR THEA OR THEA equivalent reading requirement met.

Applicants will be required to pass a physical exam and drug screen, a psychological exam, and a criminal history check. Current Law Enforcement employees should inquire about exemptions from exams.

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