Police Officer - Houston, TX





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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLYING
Open


STARTING SALARY
Varies


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- be a U.S. citizen
- possess a valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance
- driving record should reflect prudence and maturity
- be at least 20 1/2 - 44 years of age (applicants must be 21 prior to graduating the academy and must not turn 45 prior to graduating the academy).
- must never have been convicted of or received community supervision for a Class A Misdemeanor or Felony.
- must not have been convicted of or received community supervision for a Class B Misdemeanor within the past 10 years.
- former military personnel must not have been convicted of any court-martial higher than a summary.
- must have a stable credit history, family background and employment background (please note: any accounts in collections must be resolved prior to submitting your application, and supporting documentation must be provided confirming the accounts have been resolved).

- You must have at least one of the following three qualifications:
1) At least 48 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university with at least a 2.0 grade point average (please note: "developmental" or "remedial" classes do not count towards the minimum 48 credit hours); OR
2) A minimum of 18 months active duty in the United States armed forces and received an honorable discharge; OR
3) At least five years of full-time employment as a peace officer licensed by TCOLE or an equivalent licensing entity in another state.


SELECTION PROCESS
- reading comprehension test
- polygraph test
- drug screening test
- background investigation
- medical examination
- physical agility test
- psychological test


HOW TO APPLY
Visit www.hpdcareer.com to learn more about the Houston Police Department and to apply.


CONTACT INFORMATION
Recruiting Division
Houston Police Department
1200 Travis Street, Suite 1300
Houston, Texas 77002

Telephone: 713 308-1300
Email: hpdrecruitingapplication@houstonpolice.org
Web Site: Houston PD Recruitment





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