CITY OF HALTOM CITY  5024 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, Texas 76117 817-222-7700

WASTE CONNECTIONS UPDATE

Waste Connections did not run their trash trucks on Thursday, Feb 2, 2023. Thursday's pick-up has been cancelled and will not be made up. If you have Monday/Thursday service your next pick-up will be Monday, Feb 6, 2023.

Service will resume Friday for Tuesday/Friday trash service. If they are unable to finish Friday pickups they will complete the service on Saturday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Exam Information

AUGUST 13, 2022
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Test: 9:00 a.m.

Deadline to register is August 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

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6108 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, TX 76117

Those without internet access may call Detective Spillane at 817-222-7029 to register. Questions should also be directed to Detective Spillane by phone or email: .

Quick Facts

January 2023 Exam Results

  • Salary:
    $70,154 ($33.74/hour)
  • TMRS Retirement
  • Haltom City:
    ~ 50,000
    12.4 Square Miles
    Located in north Tarrant County, 6 miles from downtown Fort Worth
    Served by Birdville & Keller ISDs
Deadline to Register - August 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Test Date - August 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

A completed Personal History Statement (PHS) and Pre-Interview Questionnaire, both linked below, must be turned in prior to the testing date OR brought with you to the testing site.

Supporting documents, such as birth certificates or transcripts, can be turned in after the test. You may download the packet from our website and complete it electronically. Please ensure that all sections that require a signature and/or notarization are completed. Applicants without a completed PHS will not be allowed to test and will be removed from the process.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The minimum qualifications required to test for the position of Police Officer are:

  • United States citizen
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license Has passed a general educational development (GED) test indicating high school graduation level or is a high school graduate
  • Must not have committed a "Class A" misdemeanor or "Felony"
  • No “Class B” misdemeanor convictions within last 10 years
  • Not on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of class C misdemeanor
  • No pending litigation, either criminal or civil
  • Vision: No worse than 20/100 in either eye, correctable to 20/20 in both eyes
  • No pending traffic citations or court cases
  • Must not have been convicted of three (3) or more hazardous traffic violations or three (3) accidents in the last thirty-six (36) months. (Does not include “Deferred Adjudication” or “Driver’s Safety Course”)
  • If military, must have Honorable Discharge. Veterans receive additional 5 points on Civil Service Exam
  • Be of good character and have a stable school/work/driving record
  • Physically able to perform duties

Salary & Benefits

  • Starting Salary: $70,154
  • City pays 100% of insurance for Officer and 55% for family
  • TMRS Retirement: 7% and matched 2:1
    • Vested at 5 years, and retirement eligibility options include 20 years of service, or age 60 and 5 years of service.
  • Multiple opportunities for over-time and off duty.
  • Vacation: 3 weeks (120 hours) upon hire, 4 weeks after 9 years
  • 16 hours Paid Personal Leave
  • 15 City Holidays (120 Hours)
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Longevity Pay
  • Incentive Pay for Special Skills
  • Shift Differential Pay

See Full Employee Benefits Summary

Training & Career Opportunities

After serving 2 years, an officer is eligible to apply to the following:

  • SWAT/Sniper
  • Crisis Negotiator
  • K9
  • Drug Task Force/Auto Theft Task Force
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Traffic Enforcement and DWI Enforcement/li>
  • Crime Scene
  • Bike Patrol
  • US Marshal Task Force
  • Professional Standards/Internal Affairs
  • Community Services
  • School Resource Officer

The Haltom City Police Department is a progressive agency and officers are afforded the opportunity to attend numerous courses to enhance their careers. In addition to outside courses, HCPD conducts in-service training throughout the year, ranging from Active Shooter to Use of Force.

PHYSICAL READINESS TEST

A physical readiness test will be conducted on the same day and at the same location as the written exam. The physical readiness test will begin immediately following the written test for applicants who pass the written exam.

The physical readiness test consists of rowing 2000 meters on a Concept2 Rower. Testing requirements will be age, gender and weight adjusted.

See a demonstration of the technique in the video linked below:

ROWING DEMONSTRATION

All Police Officer applicants are required to pass the Department’s physical readiness test to continue in the application process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a study guide?

No, there is no official study guide. The test will cover general knowledge topics including, but not limited to: grammar, math, and reading comprehension. The test is not specific to Haltom City and does not require knowledge of police procedures or penal codes.

There are multiple free and paid Civil Service study guides available online and at bookstores; however, none are endorsed by the Haltom City Police Department.

Do I need to bring anything to take the test?
You will need to bring a valid government identification card, such as a driver's license or Armed Forces ID card. You will need to either wear or bring comfortable workout clothing for the physical fitness test. Water, a small towel, and a light snack are highly recommended. Water fountains and changing areas will be available for those who wish to utilize them.
  • You will need to bring a valid government identification card, such as a driver license or Armed Forces ID card.
  • Wear or bring comfortable workout clothing for the physical fitness test.
    • Water, a small towel and a light snack are highly recommended.
    • Water fountains and changing areas will be available for those who wish to utilize them.

No cellular phones, smartwatches, or other electronic devices will be allowed to be used during testing. Please leave any weapons in a secure location prior to entering the building.

Do I need to bring the completed background packets to the test?

A completed Personal History Statement (PHS), will be required. This will completed digitally through our partner at Guardian Alliance.

Information on how to complete the PHS will be sent to you shortly.

When will the physical fitness test be held?

If you score a 70 or above, you will be escorted to another area to begin the row test. While you may change prior to this, it is recommended you come dressed to conduct the physical assessment. The rowing test is designed to determine the overall fitness level of an applicant. All applicants must pass the physical fitness test on the Concept2 Rower at the percentile calculated by the Texas Department of Public Safety that relates to the most current data set obtained from the Haltom City Police Department. The applicant's target time will be set according to their age, weight, and gender on the day of the exam.

Applicants not passing the entrance physical test on the Concept2 Rower will not be allowed to continue through the hiring process and may reapply during the next scheduled examination.

The Department's physical ability test consists of rowing 2000 meters on a Concept2 Rower with the damper set at level "5". Applicants cannot put their feet on the ground until they are finished.

The City of Haltom City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression/reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  • 5024 Broadway Ave.
  • Haltom City, Texas 76117
  • 817-222-7700