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Hiring Process

Applicant processing phases will be determined by the position.  All hiring processes start with submittal of a resume based application by visiting the UTA Human Resources job posting website here:

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If you have any questions regarding the hiring process, feel free to contact us through the information below.

Marcus Epps, Lieutenant
(817) 272-7007
policerecruiter@uta.edu


Police Officer

Application and Selection Steps for Police Officer

  • Phase 1 – HR Application
  • Phase 2 – Written Examination and Physical Agility Test
  • Phase 3 – Preliminary Interview
  • Phase 4 – Oral Board
  • Phase 5 – Background Investigation
  • Phase 6 – Polygraph and Psychological Exam
  • Phase 7 – Medical, Vision & Drug Screening

Physical Agility Test Information

Event I: Weight Lift - Applicant must lift a full size spare tire from the trunk of a police car, carry the spare around the car, and place it back in the trunk of the car (tire cannot be rolled or rested on the ground). Untimed event.

Event II: Stair Climb - The applicant will run up and down two conventional flights of stairs one time, or run up and down 40 stadium steps one time. Timed event: 39 second maximum.

Event ID: Obstacle Course/Street Chase and Body Drag: Timed Event: 1 minute (60 seconds) maximum time.

Obstacle Course

  • Low hurdle - 2 foot wall
  • Solid wall - 4 foot simulating a small fence or loading dock
  • Serpentine - simulating running through a crowd, around fixed objects, etc.
  • Broad Jump- 5 foot, simulating jumping across a ditch, etc. Street chase and body drag
  • Foot chase - run 75 yards on a designated path
  • Body drag: drag 168 pound dummy 10 yards

Public Safety Officer

Application and Selection Steps for Public Safety Officer

  • Phase 1 – HR Application
  • Phase 2 – Preliminary Interview
  • Phase 3 – Oral Board
  • Phase 4 – Background Investigation
  • Phase 5 – Polygraph and Psychological Exam
  • Phase 6 – Medical, Vision & Drug Screening

Telecommunications Operator

Application and Selection Steps for Telecommunications

  • Phase 1 – HR Application
  • Phase 2 – Criticall Testing (www.criticall911.com)
  • Phase 3 – Preliminary Interview
  • Phase 4 – Oral Board
  • Phase 5 – Background Investigation
  • Phase 6 – Polygraph and Psychological Exam
  • Phase 7 – Medical, Vision & Drug Screening

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