CCPD Careers

Lateral Hiring

Qualifications

  • Have a current TCOLE Peace Officer Intermediate Certification.
  • Be employed or have been employed for at least three (3) continuous years as police officer by an incorporated Texas city,
  • Or be employed or have been employed for at least three (3) continuous years as a deputy sheriff in any Texas County of at least 120,000 population according to the most recent U.S. Census, 
  • Or be employed or have been employed for at least three (3) continuous years by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
  • Actively worked as such within the three hundred and sixty-five (365) calendar day period preceding his/her application.
  • Successfully complete:
    • a written proficiency examination to identify writing skills and knowledge of Texas law
    • Lateral Physical assessment
    • a background investigation (to include a polygraph).
    • a pre-employment drug test and medical screening.
    • a psychological examination.
    • a panel interview.
    • any other current eligibility requirements deemed appropriate by the Chief.

Pay Scale

2021 - 2022 POLICE PAY SCALE
Class Code Class Title Starting 12 Month 24 Month
PO7A Police Officer (Lateral Hire) $5,337 $5,613 $5,754

 

Process

  • Step 1: Complete Eligibility Questionnaire
  • Step 2: Lateral Physical assessment
  • Step 3: Background interview and a polygraph exam.
  • Step 4: Written test and panel interview.
  • Step 5: Job offer with Pre-employment drug test and psychological test.