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 Police Officer Application Requirements

The City of Round Rock has the following requirements for all police officer applicants.


  • Must be at least 20 years and 6 months at time of written examination.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Minimum of 30 college credit hours from an accredited university or two years full time law enforcement experience, or two years active duty time in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Must be a United States Citizen at the time of application.
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License; or be able to obtain a Texas Driver’s License within 30-days of employment.
  • Meet the minimum licensing requirements established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.


All applications are screened to determine if the applicant meets the minimum requirements and qualify for further consideration.

Any of the following disqualifiers will remove you from the hiring process.

  • Ever being convicted of, being under indictment for, or currently charged with any felony offense, including cases disposed of through Deferred Adjudication or Probated Sentence.
  • Ever being convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor, including cases disposed of through Deferred Adjudication or Probated Sentence.
  • Having a conviction of a Class B Misdemeanor, including those disposed of through Deferred Adjudication with the last 10 years.
  • Having a conviction of Driving Under the Influence (DWI or DUI) within 15 years preceding the date of the entrance exam.
  • Currently being on probation for any offense. For the purpose of these requirements, a person has been adjudged guilty of or has had a judgement of guilt entered in a criminal case that has not been set aside on appeal, regardless of whether:
    • The sentence is subsequently probated and the person is discharged from probation;
    • The charging instrument is dismissed and the person is released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense;
    • The cause has been the subject of an expunction order; or
    • The person is pardoned, unless the pardon is expressly granted for subsequent proof of innocence.
  • Circumstances surrounding the usage of the below listed controlled substances will be evaluated by the department on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to the substance, the frequency, and the recent usage when determining disqualification.
    • Hallucinogens
    • Cocaine
    • Methamphetamines
    • LSD
    • Heroin
    • PCP
  • Having illegally used or possessed marijuana in the recent past. Consideration will be given to the length of time used, the frequency, and recentness.
  • Having illegally furnished, for personal gain, any controlled substance or dangerous drug to another will result in permanent disqualification.
  • Having an excessive record of traffic convictions or negligent traffic collisions. This is defined as:
    During the five-year period proceeding the entrance examination:
    • Convictions of four or more moving violations in a twelve month period.
    • A driver’s license suspension for driving while intoxicated, failing to maintain financial responsibility (vehicle insurance), or for any reason that would indicated poor driving behavior or habits.
    • A series of negligent collisions that would indicate poor driver behavior or habits, whether or not citations were issued.
  • Not being of good moral character or being known to habitually associate with those of questionable moral character.
  • Having delinquent payments or not meeting financial obligations or repeated occurrences of issuing checks without sufficient funds.
  • Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation lists the applicant as being delinquent on student loan payments.
  • Criminal non-support, the applicant will be disqualified from being hired if it has been determined that the applicant is not current on child support payments.
  • Having been discharged from the military service with anything other than an honorable discharge.
  • Failing to cooperate fully with and keep all scheduled appointments with staff personnel involved in the selection process or failing to provide added personal information as needed.
  • Making false statements of fact, being deceptive by statement or omission in the written application or by any means in any part of the selection process.
  • Failure to supply the needed documents and/or submit the application within the specified time limit.
  • Having been discharged from any commissioned or recruit position within a law enforcement agency with “just cause”, resigning to avoid suspension or discharge, or having resigned during a disciplinary investigation without a final judgment being rendered.
  • Without being specifically enumerated in the above disqualifiers if circumstances exist which indicate the applicant is clearly unsuited for a career with the Round Rock Police Department, the application will be rejected.

Note Regarding Disqualifiers

Any applicant that is disqualified from any of the above-mentioned reasons will not be considered for a police officer position for a determinant period of time from the examination date. Explanations of disqualifications may be submitted in writing to the Administrative Services Commander.

Mailing Address:

Commander Willie Richards
Round Rock Police Department
2701 North Mays Street
Round Rock, Texas 78665

For more information concerning applicant requirements or disqualifiers, please contact the Training and Recruiting Unit phone or email.

Training & Recruiting
Phone: (512) 218-6651 | Fax: (512) 218-5539

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