Police Qualifications

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Qualifications for Employment:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • At least 21 years of age and must not have reached your 45th birthday at the time of certification
  • No felony or major misdemeanor convictions
  • Good moral character
  • Stable employment record
  • Good credit rating
  • Good driving record
  • Valid driver license
  • No history of drug addiction

Education Requirements:

  • Associate degree or Ninety (90) hours of college credit toward a degree plan; OR
  • Forty-five (45) hours of college credit in addition to two (2) or more but less than three (3) years of service as a Certified Texas Peace Officer, active duty military personnel with an honorable discharge, and/or full time employment with the Carrollton Police Department.OR
  • Thirty (30) hours of college credit in addition to three (3) or more years of service as a Certified Texas Peace Officer, active duty military personnel with an honorable discharge, and/or full time employment with the Carrollton Police Department.OR
  • College hours will be waived completely if applicant has served at least three (3) years of active duty service in the U.S. military, been honorably discharged and has not been separated from the US military for more than one calendar year at the time of the police exam; OR
  • College hours will be waived completely if applicant has at least three (3) years as a sworn peace officer and no more than a six (6) month break in service (by TCOLE definition) between their previous department and the time they apply with CPD, with an honorable discharge (or equivalent for out of state applicants) OR
  • College hours will be waived completely if applicant has at least three (3) years of Detention Officer experience in the Carrollton Police Department Detention Facility at the time of the police exam.

 

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Disqualifications:    Recruitment Disqualifications

                                                   

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