The City of Hurst uses the “Concept2 Rower” for the physical assessment. The test is designed to determine your overall fitness level specifically for the position of Police Officer. The test parameters are set based on gender, age and weight of the applicant:
Learn about the Concept2 Rower by visiting http://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/technique-videos. The damper setting on the rower will be set at “5” at the time of the physical assessment. Many local gyms, recreation centers, and fitness facilities use the Concept2Rower, and it is highly recommended applicants take the opportunity to prepare for the physical assessment.
- United States Citizen
- At least age 21 at the time of testing
- 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
Medical examination with drug screen
- A person who is 45 years of age or older may not be certified for a beginning position in the Police Department
“At the time of appointment, Applicant must have sixty hours of college credit with a minimum 2.0 GPA from a postsecondary institution accredited either by the United States Department of Education or by an accrediting association that has been recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.”
Under Civil Service regulations, to be considered for the position of Police Officer in Hurst, you must take and pass an entry-level Police Officer competitive examination. The City will post an exam notice along with the Police Officer opening on the City’s website at www.hursttx.gov/openpositions.
Candidates who pass the examination will be ranked based test scores and then placed on an eligibility list. Candidates will be considered in the order by which they are ranked on the list. The eligibility list will remain active for twelve months following the examination date. If a position is filled with a person at a higher rank on the eligibility list, then later in that twelve-month window another position becomes available, remaining candidates on the eligibility list will again be considered for the position based on rank.