Police Entry Level Exam-Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Cleburne Police Exam

Test Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Booker T. Washington Recreation Center
                100 Mansfield Rd
                Cleburne, TX 76031

Deadline to apply: Thursday, October 24, 2019 by 5:00 PM

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As prescribed by Chapter 143 Local Government Code

  • Must be a citizen of the United States and be able to read, write and fluently speak English.
  • Must be 21 to 44 years of age at the time of test.
  • Have a valid Texas or out-of-state driver’s license that is not in jeopardy of suspension or revocation at the date of hire.
  • Be a graduate of an accredited high school or have an equivalency certificate.
  • Preferably, possess certification as a Peace Officer as issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement at time of exam or must meet all legal requirements necessary to become a licensed Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Applicants applying for beginning positions in the police department shall have a bachelor’s degree (any field) or an associate’s degree in criminal justice or a related field from an accredited college or university at the time  of their start date with the police department.  

In lieu of degree, applicants shall possess a high school diploma or GED and have any of the following:

  •  A current Texas peace officer license at the time of their start date with the police department;
  •  At least 24 months of experience as a regular full-time paid peace officer (any state) or federal criminal investigator;
  •  At least 24 months of active-duty military experience in the armed forces of the United States;
  • At least 24 months of experience as a non-sworn law enforcement or corrections employee in Texas.
(1)  Experience may be combined.
(2)    30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university may be substituted for a maximum of 12 months of experience. 
(3)    All education and/or experience must be verifiable. 
(4)    Applicants shall be required to furnish official transcripts or other competent evidence of completion of the aforementioned        academic requirements to the police department’s background investigator.

Applicants shall be required to furnish official transcripts or other competent evidence of completion of the aforementioned academic requirements.    

  • Applicants convicted of a felony under State, Federal, or military law will not be considered for employment.  Applicants will not be considered for employment while charges are pending for any offense.
  • Must pass the written Civil Service exam with a minimum score of 70 percent
  • Must pass the physical ability test
  • Candidates who pass the written exam and physical ability test will be subject to successful completion of the following:  driver analysis; background investigation including submitting fingerprints for a criminal record check; typing test with a minimum of 30 wpm; medical examination, including drug testing; psychological evaluation; polygraph test; oral review board; and any other relevant investigations deemed necessary.
  • Full eligibility requirements are outlined in our Civil Service rules available at www.cleburne.net/team

BENEFITS: Annual salary is $51,417.60 plus Life/Health/Dental Insurance, TMRS, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.

APPLICATIONS: Applications may be picked up at City Hall or downloaded from our website at www.cleburne.net.  Applications and required documents must be on file in Human Resources by 5:00 PM, Thursday, October 24, 2019. 


Copy of:
  • Driver's License
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of college degree and/or college transcript
  • DD214
To receive veteran's points, a copy of the DD214 (Member-4) Form showing honorable dischrge with at least 180 consective days of duty service, must be submitted with the application. 

and include the following(if you possess):

  • Proof of Texas Peace Officer Certification
  • Proof of Texas Peace Officer Intermediate Certification

                                                          POLICE OFFICER APPLICANT PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT

Applicants for the position of Probationary Police Officers will be required to successfully complete the Department’s Physical Ability Assessment in order to be placed on the eligibility list.

 (1)    The minimum standard for all applicants is passing the physical ability  assessment the Department baseline percentile according to              their age and gender as reflected in The Cleburne Police Department Fall 2018 Physical Readiness Testing Report.

 (2)    The Department’s physical ability assessment consists of rowing 2000 meters on a Concept 2 Rower with a damper setting of 5. The              VO2 2000m Row Test is a scientifically accepted measure of cardiorespiratory fitness, which translates to an officer’s physical                       readiness in the field during times of stress or altercation that require large, sustained energy consumption. VO2max is a measure of         the body’s capacity for aerobic work and, thus, can be a predicator of a person’s potential for endurance. Applicants can determine               their target time by entering gender, weight, and age range in the VO2 Max calculator available on the Cleburne Police Department               website.

 (3)    The minimum standard for each applicant is based on age and gender. Using the percentage results for the test battery found in                   Cleburne Police Department Fall 2018 Physical Readiness Testing Report and 2000 meter row calculator.

 (4)    Applicants must meet a minimum of 25% score for each test for the age and gender to be considered for employment.

 (5)    Participants will be allowed to wear athletic shoes

 (6)    An applicant failing to pass the physical ability assessment shall be deemed unsuitable for employment and not proceed further in the          selection process.