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.
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: .
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.
The minimum qualifications required to test for the position of Police Officer are:
After serving 2 years, an officer is eligible to apply to the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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