Applicants with a GED must have at least 12 college credit hours from an accredited school with a 2.0 or higher GPA.
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
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.
All other discharges must be reviewed by recruiting office on a case-by-case basis.
Must meet all conditions required to obtain TCLEOSE Basic Peace Officer Certification