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CITY OF HURST, TEXAS
Notice of Civil Service Examination
The City of Hurst will be giving an Entrance Examination for Police Officer.
Applicants must pre-register for the Police Officer Entrance Examination and apply for the Police Officer position online at www.hursttx.gov/openpositions.
All Pre-registrations must be submitted no later than 5 P.M. on December 12, 2019.
The written examination will commence at 9 A.M.,on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019, at the Hurst Justice Center, 825 Thousand Oaks Dr., Hurst, TX 76054. For those applicants traveling more than 200 miles from the test site, the physical assessment and preliminary interviews will commence at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Hurst Justice Center, 825 Thousand Oaks Dr., Hurst, TX 76054.
Applicants must pass the written examination to be eligible to take the physical assessment and participate in preliminary interviews. Specific reporting instructions for the physical assessment and preliminary interviews will be given at the completion of the written examination. Further information may be obtained by calling Hurst Police Dept. 817-788-7164 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
The following are minimum qualifications for police officers in accordance with Texas Local Government Code:
- United States Citizen
- At least age 21 at time of testing
- A person who is 45 years of age or older may not be certified for a beginning position in the Police Dept.
- High school diploma or GED and completion of 60 hours from an accredited school, college or university with a grade point average of 2.0 or better. Hours must be completed by appointment and accreditation must be from an entity recognized by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and New England Association of Schools and Colleges).
- Vision correctable to 20/20 - no color blindness
- Normal hearing
- Must be licensable by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
- Good moral character
- Stable employment history
- Valid Texas Driver's License (or able to obtain one)
- Physical assessment test
- Written examination
- Psychological examination
- Medical examination with drug screen
- Background investigation
- Oral interview
- Polygraph test
- Typing test
Five veteran points will be given on the written test for individuals who have passed the written exam and received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Military. A copy of the DD form 214 (showing type of discharge) MUST be presented at the time of written test to receive five additional points on a passing test score.
The eligibility list created as a result of this entrance examination will be effective for twelve (12) months from the date of the written examination unless exhausted sooner.
*On the test day, the following items must be presented at registration, prior to the test start time: 1) personal identification with a photo, 2) DD form 214 (if applicable), and 3) your completed Personal History Statement, found at www.hursttx.gov/policecareers . Browse all of the Police Careers pages for detailed information on the screening process, exam and screening preparation, and the Hurst Police Department.*
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