To be eligible for employment as a commissioned officer with the Department, candidates must:
Be a United States Citizen
Be at least 20 years and 6 months of age by the date of the entrance examination
Have a valid Texas Driver’s License and
A high school diploma or GED certificate, and one of the following
- At least 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university, or
- Two years active duty time in the U.S. Armed Forces.
- At least three years of full-time basic jailer experience in lieu of the college credit hours requirement for entry into the police cadet program.