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Yes, this is mandated by the State of Texas (TCOLE).
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We are authorized up to 64 officers.
There are three shifts:
For more information on the equipment issued to new patrol officers, visit the Salary, Benefits and Rewards page.
There is a Take Home Program for Sergeants (and above), Criminal Investigation Department (CID), and other specialized positions. Also we have a new fleet that revolves with less than 80,000 miles per car.
Starting salary for entry-level police officer is $60,775 to $70,183, depending on qualifications. This does not include incentive pays which begin 6 months after start date.
Check out the detailed Pay Plan Scale on our Salary, Benefits and Rewards page.
13 months with the Friendswood Police Department as a full-time service as a Police Officer.
The background process varies from person to person but usually takes 2 to 4 months.
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.
$117,000 per year.
For more information on crime in Friendswood, visit the Annual Report page.
Yes, applicants can order a study guide from the testing company at the Bannon and Associates website.
You may apply anytime you see a peace officer position listed under the City of Friendswood job listings.
This is determined on a case by case basis. However, we try to accomplish the hiring process for an out of town applicant in as little as two visits.
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.
We 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 per year.
It varies with the budget and attrition, but it is on the average of two.
Yes. You can contact the Office of Professional Standards and Training to obtain an application.
Yes, all tattoos must be able to be covered by the uniform shirt.
The test is comprised of five dimensions:
Visit the Eligibility Requirements page to learn more.
Please visit the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Out of State page. Upon appointment you will be assigned to the patrol division where you will be assigned to the Field Training Program. There is no In-house Police Academy; however, there is a short in-house orientation period before entering the Field Training Program.
21 years of age.
To learn more about the assignments, positions, and roles one might find within the Police Department, visit the Assignments and Roles page.
To view any current job openings for which the Police Department might be hiring, visit the Application Portal.