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Police Officer Qualifications

 General Job Duties Include:

Patrol and provide enforcement, detection and crime prevention under the laws of the City, State and United States. Carry out special assignments in the field of law enforcement; do related work as required; provide reports of assignments and/or related work as needed.



High school diploma or GED (non-certified candidates holding a GED must have 12 hours of college per TCLEOSE guidelines), valid Texas Driver's License without restrictions except "A", citizen of the United States, 21 years of age or older, clear driving record, no felony convictions. Willingness to submit to a complete personal history statement (including prior history of arrests, drug and alcohol use, financial status, etc.), polygraph examination and physical examination prior to employment.


Experience, Training, Knowledge and Skills:

Aptitude and personal commitment for law enforcement work; ability to think clearly and act effectively in emergency situations, making sound and logical decisions quickly; good prioritizing and problem-solving abilities; ability to remember details of incident; names and faces; physical ability and good cognitive skills required for successful performance of essential functions. Good grammar, writing, composition skills. Legible handwriting; good radio manners and voice; physically fit for all essential job functions.

Testing Policy:

Effective February 2011, any applicant who fails the Oral Board, Background Investigation, Psychological Examination, Polygraph Examination, or Medical/Drug Testing will be disqualified from testing again for one year.

City Of Wylie  |   300 Country Club Road  |   Wylie, Texas  75098  |   972.516.6000