1. Achieve a minimum passing score of seventy (70) percent on the written examination;
2. Successfully complete the physical ability test;
3. Pass a background investigation;
4. Pass oral interviews;
5. Successfully complete a post-offer polygraph examination;
6. Successfully complete a post-job offer psychological examination and medical examination that includes passing a visual acuity test, and physician certification that the applicant is not dependent on and does not use illegal drugs;
7. Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and not be forty-five (45) years of age or older at the time of hire.
8. Be a graduate of an accredited high school or have an equivalency certificate;
9. Have a valid Texas driver’s license at the date of hire;
10. Be a citizen of the United States by birth or naturalization;
11. Be able to read, write, and speak the English language;
12. Be of good moral character;
13. Shall not be prohibited from carrying a firearm or possessing ammunition; and
14. Be certified as a peace officer, or certifiable at time of appointment, as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. At or before the time of entrance examination, applicants shall provide either (1) evidence of certifiability issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, or (2) evidence of current enrollment in an academy approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.