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


Starting Salary

$62,221 ($29.914 hourly)

Exam Information

AUGUST 21, 2021
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Test: 9:00 a.m.

Deadline to register is August 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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: .


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”)
  • A general capacity to perform tasks required of peace officers, including (but not limited to) capability of unassisted (except be mechanical or stationary self-contained objects) performance of physical agility tasks reflective of peace officer duties. These will include capacity to run, jump, turn, pivot, stoop, climb, and execute similar movements; push, lift, and otherwise handle objects and persons weighing up to 180 pounds, and subdue resisting individuals by exercise of physical force so as to take into custody and transport them against their will. Such tasks shall be capable of being performed with reasonable accommodation, if necessary.
  • Has not been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions including, specifically;
    • under other than honorable condition
    • bad conduct;
    • dishonorable; or
    • any other characterization of service indicating bad character;
  • Be of good character and have a stable school/work/driving record

Personal History Statement

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:


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

Frequently Asked Questions

What testing will be done on August 21, 2021?
We will administer the written entrance exam AND the physical fitness test on this date. The physical fitness test consists of a 2,000 meter row on a Concept 2 indoor row machine.
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 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.

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.

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

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.

When will the physical fitness test be held?

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.


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