WFPD – NOW HIRING For Lateral Academy


This serves as notice that a Civil Service Examination for Police Officer Trainee will be given to establish eligibility for employment with the City of Wichita Falls Police Department. Those applicants who successfully complete the Civil Service Examination for Police Officer Trainee will immediately participate in the Physical Ability test.

TITLE POSITION:  Police Officer Trainee

QUALIFICATIONS:  An applicant must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and not more than forty-four (44) years of age at the time of hire. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications and possess a current TCOLE certification as a Peace Officer at the start of the academy. Applicants must take and pass acompetitive written examination and satisfactorily meet other selection criteria as established by the Civil Service Commission of the City of Wichita Falls. An applicant may not be eligible for a beginning position with a Police Department unless the applicant meets all legal requirements necessary for certification, see Sections1701.001 et seq., Texas Occupations Code relating to licensing of Police Officers, by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as set forth in Section 143.023(e). An applicant must be able to read, write, and speakEnglish.

APPLICATIONS:  Applications must be submitted by 11:59p.m. CT, May24, 2015. Applications must be submitted via the City of Wichita Falls web-site, by clicking on the Employment link.

EXAMINATIONS:  Police Officer Trainee Entrance Examination will be administered on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 8:00 the Wichita Falls Public Safety Training Center located at 710 Flood St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301. After the written Entrance Examination, applicants who pass with a score of 70 and above will immediately participate in the Physical Agility test.

As set forth in Section 143.025(b) an eligibility list for a beginning position in the Police Department may be created only as a result of a competitive examination held in the presence of each applicant for the position, except as provided by Subsections (d) and (e). The examination must be based on the person’s general knowledge and aptitude and must inquire into the applicant’s general education and mental ability. A person may not be appointed to the Police Department except as a result of examination. All applicants will take the same examination;be examined in the presence of other applicants for that eligibility list. An additional five points shall be added to the examination grade of an applicant who served in the United States armed forces, received an honorable discharge, and made a passing grade on the examination. The examination can only be taken once for a particular eligibility list.The Eligibility List created from this examination will remain in effect for one year, from May 30, 2015 until May 30, 2016.

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