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Eligibility Requirements

Age
At the time of appointment, applicant must be at least 21 and not yet 45 years of age.

Background Questionnaire
Applicant must complete a personal history statement (PHS) and pass a comprehensive background investigation.

Credit History
Applicant must have a stable credit history and not be delinquent in any just financial obligation.

Criminal Convictions
Applicant:

·         Has never been nor currently on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years

·         Is not currently under indictment for any criminal offense

·         Has never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years

·         Has never been convicted of any family violence offense

·         Is not prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle

·         Is not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition


Driver's License
At the time of appointment, applicant must possess a valid Texas driver's license.

Education     
Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high school or have an equivalency certificate and have one of the following:

·         Transcripts showing a minimum of 30 hours at an accredited institution of higher education with at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

·         Transcripts showing a minimum of 15 hours at an accredited institution of higher education with at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in combination with a Basic Peace Officer Certification from TCOLE

·         An Intermediate Peace Officer Certification or above from TCOLE

·         An honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States showing at least 24 months of active duty status. A copy of the DD-214 is required with the application.

Applicants shall be required to furnish official (sealed) transcripts or other competent evidence of completion of the aforementioned academic requirements.

Military Service

·         If applicant has prior military service, they must have not been dishonorably discharged.

·         Must have proof (Member 4 DD 214) of an honorable discharge at the test facility in order to be awarded veterans bonus points on the written exam


Moral Character

·         Must be of good moral character and be considered a person of good reputation and good standing in the community

·         Must not be addicted to the habitual use of intoxicating beverages

·         Must not currently use illegal drugs

·         Must not have previously used illegal drugs or committed theft in violation of the League City Police Department guidelines

·         Must not make a false statement, whether written or oral, of a material fact, or cheat or practice any deception or fraud in connection with any portion of the testing, application, background investigation, hiring, or appointment process


Physical Ability

·         Must pass the physical assessment given by the League City Police Department

·         Must have normal hearing without mechanical devices

·         Must have vision not over 20 / 200 uncorrected in either eye and vision may be correctable to 20 / 30 with corrective lenses

·         Must have normal color vision without corrective lenses

·         Must be able to pass a physician's physical and drug test


Polygraph
Applicant must submit to and pass a polygraph exam.

Previous Background Investigations
Applicant must not have been rejected for failing any portion of the League City Police background process within the 12 month period previous to the written exam. 

Previous Public Service
Applicant must not have been dismissed from public service for good cause.  

Psychological Health
Applicant must be examined by a licensed psychologist, selected by the League City Police Department, and declared in writing to be in satisfactory psychological and emotional health to serve as a peace officer.

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
(Applicable only to individuals formerly or currently licensed by the commission)

  • Not have a commission license denied by final order, revoked, currently on suspension for a criminal violation, or have a voluntary surrender of license for a criminal violation, or have a voluntary surrender of license for each license currently in effect.
  • Not violate any commission rule or provision of Occupations Code, Chapter 1701
  • A candidate shall be rejected for employment if the candidate would be ineligible for licensing under current TCOLE minimum eligibility standards.

Traffic Convictions
Applicant must not have more than two moving traffic violation convictions within the 12 month period preceding the date of the written test. Overall driving record must be indicative of safe driving habits.

United States Citizenship
At the time of appointment, applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

Written Exam
Applicants must pass all phases of the written test with a minimum score of 70%