Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate or GED equivalent, plus required semester hours of approved college course work with a 2.0 or higher GPA

  • 60 hours of college credit, no prior experience necessary.
  • 45 hours of college credit, plus 1 year of qualified experience
  • 30 hours of college credit, plus 2 years of qualified experience
  • 15 hours of college credit, plus 3 years of qualified experience.
  • Qualified experience consist of the following:
  • Prior law enforcement patrol experience, active duty military experience, Midland Police Department Telephone Response Unit employees, certified corrections officer, or certified jailor.

College hours must be from one of the following accreditation agencies:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Additional Requirements

  • Age 21 or older
  • Normal hearing corrected or uncorrected with uncorrected hearing loss not to exceed moderate
  • Applicants must be able to pass the Department’s Physical Assessment Standards
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license at the time of employment
  • No felony conviction, class B misdemeanor or higher in the last 10 years, or a domestic violence offense. No history of criminal or improper conduct or poor driving record, which may affect the suitability for law enforcement work.
  • If prior military service or law enforcement, an applicant must have an honorable discharge
  • Must meet all conditions required to obtain TCLEOSE Basic Peace Officer Certification