The minimum qualifications required to test for the position of Police Officer are:
The Personal History Statement MUST be turned in at the Police Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021. It is highly encouraged, however, that you bring the completed Personal History Statement with you on the date of the exam as this will help expedite the processing of the background check.
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.
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.
Military service members MUST bring a copy of their DD-214 (Member Copy 4) to testing to qualify for the 5 point addition to their score.
No, but it is highly encouraged and will help expedite the background process. You may download the packet below. If you pass the test, you will be handed the background packet and given a deadline to return the completed packet.
If you pass the written test, you will be escorted to another area to begin the row test. While you may change prior to this, it is recommended you come prepared to conduct the physical assessment.
Parking is free. Applicants are asked to park in the lot east of the coliseum. Trailers and buses should be parked on this lot as well.
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