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Minimum Requirements
The following qualifications MUST be met prior to enrolling in the WCJC Police Academy:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen 
  • Possess a valid Texas driver's license
  • Have NEVER been convicted of a felony offense
  • Have NEVER been, nor currently on, court-ordered community supervision or probation for a  Class B Misdemeanor criminal offense or above within the last 10 years
  • Have NEVER been convicted for any Class B Misdemeanor criminal offense or above withinthe last 10 years
  • Have NEVER been convicted of a Family Violence offense
  • Have NEVER received a dishonorable discharge, or other discharge, based on misconduct that would bar future military service
  • Are NOT currently charged with any criminal offense that would bar licensure as a Peace Officer
  • Are NOT prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition
  • Be examined by the Academy's designated licensed physician and be declared, in writing, within the past 180 days:
    • To be physically sound and free from any defects which may adversely affect the performance of duty as a peace officer, reserve peace officer, or jailer, and
    • To show no trace of drug dependency or illegal drug use after a physical examination, blood test, or other medical test
  • Be examined by the Academy's designated licensed psychologist or psychiatrist within the past 180 days and declared, in writing, to be in satisfactory psychological and emotional health
  • Be of good moral character
  • Successfully complete a time physical agility exam:
    • 1.5 mile run within 18:30 minutes
    • 15 push-ups in 1:00 minute
    • 20 sit-ups in 1:00 minute
  • Be fingerprinted and pass a criminal background check of local, state, and U.S. national records/fingerprint files

 

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