High school diploma (or GED Certificate and 12 semester hours of college with a C average)
If employed as a Fort Worth Police Officer you must live within 30 minutes of a designated report-in station; must be accomplished within six months of employment.
Must be a U.S. citizen at time of application (must be able to read and write the English language).
Must be 20 years of age and cannot yet be 45 years of age by the date of your assigned Entry-Level Test/Civil Service Examination.
Must present a valid and current driver's license and possess an acceptable driving record.
Must have received an honorable discharge to qualify for veteran points.
Personal History Booklet (PHB)
After successfully passing the written examination, the PHB requiring detailed information regarding educational background, employment history, military service, references and arrest record (including traffic violations) must be completed by required deadline. Original documents such as birth certificates, social security card, high school and college diplomas and transcripts, driver’s license, marriage certificate, divorce decree, and military discharge papers will also be required after you enter the background phase.
Applicants will be required to take a polygraph test examination during the background investigation.
The Police Department will conduct a thorough background investigation to verify information given by the applicant in the Personal History Booklet. After successful completion of the background investigation applicants will be given a Conditional Offer of Employment letter which will be based on passing the psychological and medical evaluations.
Applicants will be administered a battery of psychological tests. A licensed psychologist will evaluate the applicant’s responses to determine suitability for police work. Final appointment will be contingent upon the results of the psychological evaluation.
After approval by the Board, applicant will be given a thorough medical examination. Final appointment will be contingent upon the results of the physical.
See link to entry-level requirements mentioned above and additional details listed in Chapter 5: