CCPD Careers

Lateral Hiring


  • Have a current TCOLE Peace Officer Certification.
  • Be employed or have been employed for at least three (3) continuous years as a licensed peace officer for a municipal, county, and/or state law enforcement agency. Experience as a peace officer for a school or university, port authority, or federal or military agency does not count towards the (3) year continuous employment requirements.
  • 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

Effective October 1, 2023
Class Code Class Title Starting 12 Month 24 Month
PO7A Police Officer (Lateral Hire) $5,880 $6,184 $6,339



  • 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.