A: 61 sworn, including the Chief on down
A: There are three shifts- Days (6a-2p), Evenings (2p-10p) and Nights (10p-6a).
A: See detailed equipment list
A: There is a Take Home Program for Sergeants (and above), CID, and other divisions. Also we have a new fleet that revolves with less than 80,000 miles per car.
A: 14 paid holidays (including 1 floating holiday), 12 paid sick days (3.69 hours per pay period), and 15 paid vacation days per year (after six months of continuous dutyt year).
A: Starting salary for entry-level police officer is $51,305 to $61,353 depending on college credits and prior law enforcement experience.
A: See detailed Pay Plan Scale
A: 13 months with the Friendswood Police Department as a full-time service as a Police Officer.
A: The back ground process varies from person to person but usually takes 2-4 months
A: Apply online, submit back ground packet, preliminary screening, written exam, oral interview board, background investigation, command panel interview, medical exam and drug screening and psychological exam and interview.
A: No. But there is a pre-employment physical administered to all applicants by a physician designated by the Police Department at no cost to the applicant. And applicant’s weight must be proportional to height.
A: 38,000 residents
A: $117,000.00 per year
A: See Annual Report Printout.
A: yes, applicants can order a study guide from the testing company at www.bannonandassociates.com.
A: You may apply anytime you see a peace officer position listed under the City of Friendswood job listings.
A: This is determined on a case by case basis.
A: No, however, you may submit your scores from another agency where you took the same exam as long as it has been less than a year and the agency is willing to submit the score in writing on Department Letterhead with your personal identifying information.
A: We do have not officially analyzed the data. However, I can say that our attrition rate is low. Most of our new hires are from new budgeted positions, which is usually two (2) per year.
A: It varies with the budget and attrition, but I would say that is is on the average of two (2).
A: Yes, however, once you are in the process you are restricted to only one ride-along, which is evaluated.
A: Yes, all tattoos must be able to be covered by the uniform shirt.
A: The test is comprised of five dimensions:
· Reading Comprehension
· Fact versus Inference
A: See the Requirements Page.
A: See the lateral Transfer page.
A: Yes, this is mandated by the State of Texas (TCLEOSE).
A: 21 years of age.
A: See Other Job Opportunities Page or Career Page.