Police Officer Requirements

The following are required for exam eligibility:

1. No Police Pre-Certification is required to take this exam. Must meet all legal requirements necessary to become eligible for future licensing by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

2. Must possess a current valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

3. Must be at least 21 years of age and meet all eligibility requirements of Texas Local Government Code, Section 143.023 of the Texas Fire and Police Civil Service Law and Lancaster Local Rules.

*** Note: Applicants over 44 years of age are ineligible to take the exam.

4. High School Diploma;

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G.E.D. Certificate with 12 college credit hours (with a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;

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24 months active duty in the U.S. military (with proof of honorable discharge (DD2-14 Member 4 copy).

5. Must meet all physical requirements.

6. Must be U.S. Citizen.