How Do I Become A Police Officer
Serve your community and make a difference
Law enforcement is a service career at its core. If you are looking for more than "just a job" and want to make a real difference in your community every day, consider law enforcement.
Police Officer Application and Testing
Click here to sign up for text or email notification of our next Entry Level Police Civil Service Exam.
Contact: Officer Trey West, CPD Personnel & Training, (817) 556-8825 or email
We are always looking for great people! The City of Cleburne conducts the Police Department Civil Service Examination annually or as needed. The Civil Service Exam is a written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position of police officer. You are not expected to know police rules, regulations or procedures. The test consists of 100 multiple choice questions related to general reading comprehension, spelling, grammar and memorization.
Kind of Work
Cleburne police officers work in partnership with our citizens to promote safe streets and neighborhoods, create a community free from the fear of crime, and improve the overall quality of life. This is accomplished by enforcing state laws and municipal ordinances, investigating criminal offenses, providing community outreach, preparing and presenting criminal cases, assisting with accidents, responding to disturbance calls, and participating in specialized investigations. Other duties include performing minor vehicle and office maintenance, and interacting courteously with other City employees and citizens.
Applicants must have a general capacity to perform tasks required of peace officers, including (but not limited to) capability of unassisted performance of physical agility tasks reflective of peace officer duties. These will include capacity to run, jump, turn, pivot, stoop, climb and execute similar movements; push, lift, remove, install and otherwise handle objects and persons weighing 50-200 pounds, and subdue resisting individuals by exercise of physical force so as to take into custody and transport them against their will.
Recruits who are not licensed as Texas peace officers will be required to complete the police academy. Upon successful completion, police recruits will be assigned to patrol for 17 weeks of field training.
Newly hired police officers will be assigned to patrol duties during their probationary period before being eligible for other assignments. Interested officers may wish to expand the range of experience by transferring into other fields available to them such as Detectives, Traffic Enforcement, Community Services, School Resource Officers, Tactical Team and others.