AgeApplicants must be at least 20 years of age at the time of application, and 21 upon graduation from the academy. Candidates who are 45 years of age or older may not be certified for a beginning position in a police department (Texas Local Government Code, Municipal Civil Service, Chapter 143).
Must be a high school graduate, or possess a GED with 12 hours of college in order to attend a basic police officer academy.
- Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of application
- Must maintain a valid driver's license throughout employment
CitizenshipMust be a United States citizen at the time of application and comply with the Immigration and Nationality Act.
- Must be of high moral character
- Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation conducted by the Benbrook Police Department
- Drag and lift average body weight
- Eyesight 20/70, corrected to 20/20 with normal color vision
- Hearing tests must be done without hearing aids in place. To be considered fit for duty, candidates must show no abnormal hearing loss. The examining physician will determine whether the hearing loss is functionally relevant to the safe performance of patrol duties.
- Physical ability to sit and stand for long periods of time
- Walk, climb, or run, in pursuit of suspects
- Work outdoors in inclement weather and extreme temperatures
- Written test
- Physical agility test
- Background check
- Psychological examination
- Polygraph examination
- Interview and medical examination, including drug screen