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    All candidates for Police Officer shall:
    • Be at least 21 years of age by the start date of the police academy and a U.S. citizen at the time of application.
    • Be a high school graduate, or a GED with 12 hours of college, or a GED with an honorable discharge from the U.S. military after at least 24 months of active duty service.
    • Have a valid driver's license.
    • Be of good moral character.
    • Meet the minimum licensing requirements established by the
    • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
    • Be able to pass a medical/physical examination by a licensed physician to determine if they are physically sound and free from any defect which may adversely affect the performance of duty appropriate of the position.
    • Not be color blind.


    All candidates for Police Officer shall not have been:
    1. Convicted of an offense above the grade of Class B or a Class B within the last 10 years.       
    2. Placed on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of class B misdemeanor or on court-ordered community supervision or probation for a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date of the court order.
    3. Convicted of any offense involving Family Violence as defined by the Texas Penal Code.
    4. Discharged from the military under dishonorable conditions. General discharges will be considered on a case to case basis.
    5. Alcohol and Drug Use Criteria:
      Circumstances surrounding the usage of alcohol, controlled substances and illegal use of prescription medication will be evaluated by the department on a case by case basis. Factors to be considered when determining eligibility include the type of substance used, frequency of use, if the use was experimental, and how recent was the usage. Experimental use is considered usage to determine the effects of a drug.
    • Applicants who have used any felony grade controlled substance within the last five years are not acceptable unless the drug was prescribed by a licensed physician.
    • Abuse of any prescription medication within the last three years is not acceptable.
    • Candidates having used or consumed marijuana within the last three years are not acceptable.
    • Involvement in the illegal delivery or furnishing of any controlled substance or drug to another with the expectation that a personal benefit would be received as a result of the actions. This will result in permanent disqualification.


    The above are just some basic requirements and disqualifiers. Please contact us if you have any additional questions about eligibility.


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Contact Information

Officer JonesCSPD Recruiting Coordinator 979.764.3591
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