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FAQs

    Do you hire both certified and non-certified positions?
    Yes, currently the City of League City Police Department hires non-certified and certified.

    When can I apply?   
    The test date will be posted as soon as possible. Click the link on the main career opportunities page to sign up.  The link will take you to our Eventbrite registration page.

    Where can I get an application?
    After you pass both the written and physical agility test you will be given the application that will need to be filled out completely and turned in by the date given.  Get ahead of the curve by downloading the personal history packet (PHS
    ) on the main career opportunities page.

    Can I submit documentation with my registration?
    No

    Have the requirements or process changed since the last civil service exam?
    No

    Am I eligible to take the exam?

    Eligibility requirements for police officer are on the main career opportunities page.

    What is the starting salary for police officer recruit?
    Click the link on the career opportunities page to see the salary chart and benefits.

    When is the latest I can sign up for the test?
    Registrations must be received 24 hours prior to the testing date and time. 

    Will any accommodations be made for testing for out of state applicants?
    No, there are no accommodations for the civil service test for out of state applicants.

    Who can apply?
    Anyone who meets the minimum requirements can apply.

    Is there an age requirement for taking the exam?
    There is no age requirement at the time of application; however, candidates must have reached their 21st birthday by the date of appointment. (Date you are sworn in as a police officer)

    Do I need to have a driver’s license?
    Have a valid Texas or out of state driver’s license that is not in jeopardy of suspension or revocation at the date of hire.

    Do I have to be a United States citizen?
    Yes, you must be a Citizen of the United States at the time of appointment.
     (Date you are sworn in as a police officer)

    If I have a criminal record, can I still apply?
    Yes, the police department will consider a candidate’s record on a case-by-case basis. Check qualifications for further information.

    Is there a practice exam and is it available online?
    No.

    Will I receive notice of my results regardless of whether I pass or fail?
    Yes. 
     

    If I fail the written examination, will I receive my final score?
    You will be notified that you failed the examination, but you will not receive a score. 

    How will I be notified?
    You will be notified immediately after the written test if you passed.  You will also be notified immediately after the physical test if you have passed.  Overall results and rankings will be posted on the web and at City Hall within a couple of days.

    How long will it be once a person passes the written exam before they are hired?
    The average time from test date to hire date is about 4 to 6 months. 


    What if I am already on the current police officer recruit list, do I have to take the next exam?
    It is advisable for you to re-apply and take the upcoming exam. Civil Service eligibility lists expire after 6 months from the test date.
     

    How often is the police officer recruit exam administered?
    The exam is administered approximately every six months. 

    If I pass how long is the eligibility list good for?

    Six months from the date of the test or when the list is exhausted, whichever comes first.

    Does the League City Police Department have lateral transfers from other police department jurisdiction?
    No, but a candidate who is TCOLE certified may apply and be hired at a certified peace officer salary.

    Will I get preference if I am a military veteran?
    No, however if you are a veteran with an honorable discharge you will have five points added to your passing (70%) test score. 

    You must show proof (DD form 214 member 4) at the time of the test.  The 5 points will only be added if you make 70% or higher on the test.

    How long do I need to be a police officer recruit before I can be promoted?

    You must successfully complete training as a police officer recruit at the City of League City Police Department and have two years service with the department before you can be promoted.  Civil service promotional exams will be posted along with the required study material when positions become available.   

    If I have previous law enforcement or military police experience can I hire in as a supervisor?
    No. 
     

    What shift will I be assigned to upon completion of my training?
    It depends upon what the shift staffing needs of the departments are at the time. Currently officers work a 12 hour shift which is subject to change depending on department needs and staffing.  There is no guarantee you will be placed on days or nights.

    What times do day and night shifts start and end?
    We work 12 hour shifts with day shift starting at 6:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m., and night shift starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 a.m. (all shifts and hours are subject to change due to staffing and departmental needs)

    If I am not certified will League City Police Department send me to an academy?
    Yes. 

    Is the police academy a local academy?
    Yes, the academies most frequently used are Alvin Community College Police Academy, University of Houston-Downtown Police Academy, and Houston Community College Police Academy. 

    How long is the police academy and what are the requirements?
    The police academy is approximately 26 weeks long and encompasses areas in physical fitness, defensive tactics, firearms training, and basic police academic training. 

    Can I meet or talk to a Recruiter?
    Contact recruiters:

    Jim Bitner (281) 554-1804
    Marty Adcock (281) 554-1801