Minimum Qualifications
High school graduate or GED equivalent, plus required semester hours of approved college course work with a 2.0 or higher GPA

  • 60 hours of college credit, no prior experience necessary.
  • 45 hours of college credit, plus 1 year of qualified experience
  • 30 hours of college credit, plus 2 years of qualified experience
  • 15 hours of college credit, plus 3 years of qualified experience.
  • Qualified experience consist of the following:
  • Prior law enforcement patrol experience, active duty military experience, Midland Police Department Telephone Response Unit employees, certified corrections officer, or certified jailor.
College hours must be from one of the following accreditation agencies:
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Additional Requirements
  • Age 21 or older
  • Normal hearing corrected or uncorrected with uncorrected hearing loss not to exceed moderate
  • Applicants must be able to pass the Department’s Physical Assessment Standards
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license at the time of employment
  • No felony convictions, history of criminal or improper conduct, or poor driving record, which may affect the suitability for law enforcement work
  • If prior military service or law enforcement, an applicant must have an honorable discharge
  • Must meet all conditions required to obtain TCLEOSE Basic Peace Officer Certification

Entry Level Physical Fitness Standards
The entry level physical assessment will be administered as follows: 1.5 mile run, sit-ups, and push-ups.  Each exercise has a minimum standard and is the same for each applicant regardless of age, race, or gender.  Each physical assessment exercise attempts to measure whether or not the applicant is fit for duty for a position as a police officer.  An applicant who fails four consecutive physical assessments may not be tested again until 1 year has elapsed from the date of  the last assessment.  Failure in any of the areas tested will constitute failure of the entire physical assessment.  

  • 30 Sit-Ups
  • 25 Push-Ups
  • 1.5 Mile Run (14:46)