Sweeny Police | Hiring Requirements

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Hiring Requirements

Minimum Requirements for Employment as Peace Officer

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.

Applicants must possess a valid TCLEOSE commission license.

Applicants must meet minimum educational requirements:

  • Have passed a general educational development (GED) test indicating high school graduation level;

  • Be a high school graduate; or

  • Have 12 semester hours credit from an accredited college or university.

Applicants must be fingerprinted and be subjected to a search of local, state, and national records and fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record.

Applicants must not have the following criminal record:

  • MUST NOT have been or currently on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B Misdemeanor or a Class B Misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date of the court order;

  • MUST NOT currently be under indictment for any criminal offense;

  • MUST NOT have been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B Misdemeanor or a Class B Misdemeanor within the last ten years;

  • MUST NOT have ever been convicted of any family violence offense;

Applicants must not be:

  • Prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle;

  • Prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition;

Applicants must:

  • Be examined by a physician, selected by the Sweeny Police Department, who is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. The physician must be familiar with the duties appropriate to the type of license sought and appointment to be made. The appointee must be declared in writing by that professional within 180 days before the date of appointment by the Sweeny Police Department to be:

(1) Physically sound and free from any defect which may adversely affect the performance of duty appropriate to the type of license sought; and

(2) Show no trace of drug dependency or illegal drug use after a physical examination, blood test, or other medical test;

  • Be examined by a psychologist, selected by the Sweeny Police Department, who is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. The psychologist must be familiar with the duties appropriate to the type of license sought and appointment to be made. This examination may also be conducted by a psychiatrist. The appointee must be declared in writing by that professional to be in satisfactory psychological and emotional health to serve as the type of officer for which the license is sought within 180 days before the date of appointment by the Sweeny Police Department. The examination must be conducted pursuant to professionally recognized standards and methods.

Applicants must not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions including, specifically;

  • Under other than honorable conditions;

  • Bad conduct;

  • Dishonorable; or

  • Any other characterization of service indicating bad character.

Applicants must not have:

  • had a commission license denied by final order or revoked,

  • a license that is under suspension or have a voluntary surrender of a license currently in effect.

NOTE: Applicants must attest to the above statements under oath upon appointment with the Sweeny Police Department.


THE CITY OF SWEENY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


For additional standards and qualifications, contact the licensing agency for Texas Peace Officers:

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement

TEXAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

OFFICER STANDARDS AND EDUCATION

6330 U.S. Highway 290 East, Suite 200

Austin, Texas 78723

Phone: (512) 936-7700

http://www.tcleose.state.tx.us

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