Police Cadet

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


  1. At least 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university, or
  2. Two years active duty time in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  3. 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.