Police Officer Exam

McKinney, TX
McKinney Police Department

$69,059.59 – $93,068.62 Annually

9/12/2022 5:00 PM Central


The Police Officer position performs a wide variety of police and law enforcement activities. This includes providing public protection services on a routine basis; arbitrating disputes; protecting and recovering property; and patrolling the City of McKinney to prevent, detect and investigate criminal violations of federal, state and local laws.

Duties include an element of personal danger, i.e., exposure to life-threatening circumstances, apprehending criminals, and transporting prisoners. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with State Statutes and established departmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgment.
Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED AND one of the following three requirements:

  • Thirty (30) hours of college education from a regionally accredited university or college with a 2.0 or higher overall grade point average (GPA);
  • Two (2) years of active duty U.S. military service with an Honorable Discharge; or
  • Two (2) years of full-time law enforcement service in the United States as a Police Officer, Jailer, Dispatcher or Corrections Officer.

Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a Basic Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officer (TCOLE) OR have the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.
  • Able to obtain a valid Texas Class “C” driver’s license.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen at time of application.
  • Be 21 years of age at time of entrance exam.
  • Be able to work various shifts including nights, holidays and weekends.
  • Pass a physical examination and drug screen.
    • Physical exam includes a vision and hearing test. Applicants must pass the hearing test and vision must be correctable to 20/20 with normal color vision.
  • Meet all legal requirements for future licensing and certification required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).