$3,337 monthly (while in Police Academy Training)

$4,526 monthly ($54,309 annually upon graduation)

TEST DATES AND LOCATIONS: March 7, 2017 at Prairie View A & M University, FM 1098 Rd & University Dr., Prairie View, Texas 77446  &

March 9, 2017 at University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Ave, El Paso, Texas 79968 

Test times will be offered, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: February 5, 2017- February 20, 2017


This eligibility list will be effective for one year.

SPECIAL NOTE: To be selected for a Police Academy Training Class, applicants must successfully pass a written test, a physical assessment test, a polygraph examination, an interview board, a medical examination, a psychological examination and an extensive background check.  

**You must indicate on your application at which location you plan to test**


EDUCATION: High school diploma; (or GED Certificate, plus 12 semester hours, with a “C” average, of college).

RESIDENCY: If employed as a Fort Worth Police Officer you must live within thirty (30) minutes of a designated report-in station; must be accomplished within six (6) months of employment.

CITIZENSHIP: Must be a U. S. Citizen at the time of application.  (Must be able to speak, read and write the English Language).

AGE: 21 – 44 years of age; (Must be 21-44 years of age by Tuesday, March 7, 2017.)  

LICENSE: Must present a valid and current driver’s license and possess an acceptable driving record.

VETERAN: Must have received an Honorable Discharge to qualify for veteran points on a passing score.

 In order to receive veteran points, you must upload your DD214 showing character of service (Member 4 or equivalent) at the time of application OR email your DD214 to no later than 9:00 a.m., Monday, March 6, 2017. Please include your name and best contact number in the email. DD214s will not be accepted on the day of the examination.



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