Selection Process

Step 1

All candidates must complete and submit an application online.

Step 2

Effective October 1, 2021 in accordance with General Order #01-12 R4

On test date, successfully pass the written exam, initial screening interview and physical readiness testing. The physical readiness testing will test the following standards:

  • Have a vertical jump of at least 18.0 inches
  • Bench press 63% of your body weight
  • Complete the agility run in 23.6 seconds or less
  • Perform 19 pushups or greater
  • Perform 20 sit-ups or greater in 1:00 minute
  • Run 300 meters in 96 seconds or less
  • Run 1.5 miles in 20:22 minutes or less

Due to the length of testing, snacks will be permitted. Breaks will be given between segments of testing.

Step 3

Contingent upon passing the exams, you will complete a preliminary interview and be scheduled to attend the oral review board. The personal history statement and background packet will then be provided to you.

Step 4

Successfully pass the oral review board.

Step 5

Successfully pass a background investigation.

Step 6

Successfully pass a polygraph examination.

Step 7

Interview with the Chief of Police.

Step 8
Upon receiving a conditional job offer, must pass medical and psychological testing.

If an applicant fails to complete any portion of the selection process, he or she will be immediately removed from consideration. Applicants who successfully complete each step will be placed in an eligibility pool.


Please review the information on the careers page. If you are unable to find the information you seek, please email Human Resources or contact the Human Resources office at 281-275-2792 or the Recruiting Division at 281-275-2914.

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