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Qualifications

Certain positions in the department have specific qualifications that must be met to be considered for selection.  Consult the information below when contemplating these positions.  If you have any questions regarding these qualifications, feel free to contact us through the information below.

 Apply for positions

Yvonne RoQue, Lieutenant
(817) 272-2468
yroque@uta.edu

E. Waites, Senior Public Safety Officer
(817) 272-0195
(817) 272-5190 - Fax
policerecruiter@uta.edu


Police Officer / police cadet Candidate

Qualified applicants will be required to pass a variety of entrance examinations, including a written exam and physical fitness test. Applicants will then complete an in-depth personal history statement, undergo a comprehensive background investigation, interviews, and related examinations. The application process for this position takes approximately 2-4 months.

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license
  • Must be a citizen of United States
  • If applicable, must have registered for selective service
  • If applicable, shall have an honorable discharge from the United States armed forces
  • Must be willing to work on any of three shifts, any day of the week, including holidays

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate Degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.

Public Safety Officer Candidate

Qualified applicants will complete an in-depth personal history statement, undergo a comprehensive background investigation, interviews, and related examinations. The application process for this position takes approximately 2-4 months.

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license
  • Must be willing to work on any of three shifts, any day of the week, including holidays

Telecommunications Operator

Qualified applicants will complete an in-depth personal history statement, undergo a comprehensive background investigation, interviews, and Criticall call-taking testing.  For more information on critical call testing, go to the following website; www.criticall911.com .  The application process for this position takes approximately 2-4 months.

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • If applicable, shall have an honorable discharge from United States armed forces
  • Applicant must possess a valid Texas driver’s license 
  • Must be willing to work on any of three shifts, any day of the week, including holidays

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