Disqualifiers

  • Any felony conviction
  • Any class B misdemeanor conviction(s) within the last ten (10) years
  • Suspended driver's license at time of application
  • Dishonorable discharge from military service
  • Non-payment of child support
  • Domestic violence conviction
  • Drug history involving:
    • Use of Marijuana two (2) years or less from application date, or
    • Use of any other illegal substances ten (10) years or less from application date, or
    • Sale or distribution of any illegal substances, or extensive use of any drug that amounts to more than minimal experimentation
  • Must not be prohibited by law from possessing firearms or ammunition

Possible Disqualifiers



The following is a list of behaviors/histories that may also disqualify an applicant, but the final decision is made by the Police Chief with approval of the City Manager.

  • Poor credit history
  • Lesser degree misdemeanor conviction
  • Poor driving record
  • Poor work history
  • Arrest history
  • Previous warrants
  • Less than honorable discharge from military service
  • Any behavior which demonstrates a lack of high moral character

Qualifications and disqualifiers are listed for informational purposes only. Official job postings, as authored by the Civil Service Board, the Civil Service Rules and Regulations and Benbrook Police Department Policies and Procedures are the authorized sources regarding who may be hired and/or retained for service with the Benbrook Police Department.