Entry-Level Police Officer
City of Athens
City of Athens
508 E. Tyler
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

The City of Athens Police Department will conduct a written entry exam and physical ability test to create an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Written Test will begin at 9:00 a.m. Report to the site by 8:50 a.m.

Location: Athens Partnership Center, Derek Daniels Room, 201 W.Corsicana, Athens, TX 75751

The Physical Ability Test will follow at 1:00 p.m.for all candidates who complete the written exam with a score of 70 or above.

Location: Athens Police Department, 202 W. Scott Street, Athens, Tx 75751

Applicants must meet minimum certification requirements as established by the Texas Commission on law Enforcement as well as score a minimum of 70% of correct answers on the written exam to be on the eligibility list. The eligibility list created from the exam will be in effect for 1 year following the date of the exam.

Interested candidates must complete the Application for Examination for Entry Level Police Officer and the City of Athens Application for Employment which can be obtained from City Hall, located at 508 E. Tyler St., Athens, Texas. The completed applications must be submitted by returning to City Hall on or before January 17, 2019 to be eligible to test.

On exam day, qualified applicants:

  • Must provide a DD-214 to provide eligibility for an additional five (5) points of Military Service credit (if applicable).
  • Must present a valid form of government issued photo ID, such as a current driver's license.
  • May not bring any electronic devices into the testing room. These items are not permitted.
  • Must turn in all materials at the end of the testing period. No testing materials may be removed from the testing facility.

 Minimum Qualifications for

 Entry-Level Police Officer Position for the Athens Police Department          

• Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and not more than forty-four (44) years of age at the time of appointment;
• Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate;
• Possess at least one of the following:
  - Thirty (30) semester hours from an accredited college or university; or,
  - Three years of active military service with an honorable discharge; or,
  - Three years of continuous police experience as a full-time, paid, peace officer in the State of Texas.
• Possess a valid Texas driver’s license at the time of employment;
• Be a citizen of the United States by birth or naturalization;
• Be able to read, write, and speak the English language;
• Be of good moral character;
• Not prohibited from carrying a firearm or possessing ammunition;
• Possess a certification as a peace officer as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement at the time of appointment;
• Achieve a passing score of at least seventy (70) percent on the written examination;
• Successfully complete the physical ability test (described below);
• Pass a thorough background investigation which includes a polygraph examination;
• Successfully complete an oral interview; and,
• Successfully complete a post-job offer psychological examination and medical examination that includes a visual acuity test and drug screen.

For more information contact the Human Resources Department at 903-677-6639