Hiring Process

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Written Examination
The written examination is administered to all applicants at the same time. Exceptions may be made for certified applicants and Lateral Transfers who are exempt from the written examination.  A driver's license with photo is required for admission to the test. The entrance exam is basic knowledge. The test is administered in three sections covering reading comprehension, grammar, and mathematics. Calculators or dictionaries will not be allowed. All telecommunication devices and watch alarms must be turned off.

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Physical Ability Examination
As part of the City of Wylie Police Department application process you will be required to participate in a physical fitness assessment.  The assessment involves a row test according to job relatedness, and consistent with business necessity.  The times for the row test will be specific to gender, weight, and age, which will be calculated at the time of the assessment.

Preliminary Background Investigation
Candidates will be given a Personal History packet either prior to or directly after the written and physical examinations. These must be completed and returned on a specified date. All information will be confirmed. Omissions or falsifications are grounds for rejection. 

Oral Interview Board
Depending on the number of positions to be filled, candidates with acceptable backgrounds will be interviewed for the position of Police Officer by an interview panel.

Interview with Chief of Police
Candidates may be interviewed for the position of Police Officer by the Chief of Police. Suitable candidates will be recommended to the Police Chief. Depending on the number of positions to be filled, suitable candidates may be given a conditional offer of employment. This offer is conditional upon passing the background investigation, drug screen, medical, psychological, and polygraph examination.

Background Investigation
Upon passing the Chief's Interview, the Background Investigator will conduct a thorough background investigation. All information will be confirmed. Omissions or falsifications are grounds for rejection.

Polygraph and Psychological Evaluation
Each candidate must pass an evaluation by a licensed psychologist. Each candidate is required to submit to a polygraph examination that will be arranged by the City of Wylie.

Medical Examination
Prior to being hired, each candidate is required to undergo a thorough medical examination provided by the City of Wylie. This examination will include testing for drug dependency or illegal drug use. Candidates will be given a vision examination at no cost to the applicant. This examination is to ensure all applicants meet the vision requirements.

Basic Peace Officer Academy
Non-TCOLE-certified recruits hired by Wylie PD will be required to attend the police academy. Wylie PD uses, but is not limited to using, the Collin College Law Enforcement Academy located within the Central Campus of Collin College. Recruits who are sponsored by Wylie PD will attend the Full-Time Basic Peace Officer Academy. The schedule is Monday-Thursday from 1300 - 2200 hrs and Friday from 0830-1730. The course runs for approximately five months. Those who wish to attend the academy on their own can choose between the full-time and part-time academy. All application and admission requirements are listed on the CCLEA webpage. Access the Collin College Law Enforcement Academy webpage

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 for one year. (Amended June 3, 2014)

For additional information or questions contact:
Professional Standards Sergeant M. Johnson, 972-429-8013

contact information

Wylie Municipal Complex 
300 Country Club Rd., Building 100 Wylie, TX 75098
Main #: 972-516-6000 
Monday – Friday

Building Inspection2nd floor, 7:30 am - 5:30 p 

City Manager, 1st floor, 8 am – 5 pm 

City Secretary1st floor, 8 am – 5 pm 

Code Enforcement, 2nd floor, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Communication/Marketing, 1st floor, 8 am – 5 pm

Engineering, 2nd floor, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Finance, 1st floor, 8 am – 5 pm 

Human Resources, 3rd floor, 8 am – 5 pm 

Planning and Zoning, 2nd floor, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Purchasing, 1st floor, 8 am – 5 pm

Utility Billing
, 1st floor, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Recreation Center
300 Country Club Rd., Building 200

Monday – Thursday, 5 am – 9 pm
Friday, 5 am – 5 pm
Saturday, 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday, 1 pm – 5 pm

Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Rd., Building 300

Monday - Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Closed

Public Safety Complex
2000 N. Hwy. 78
Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Municipal Court

Police Administration

Public Safety Communications

Fire Administration

Fire Stations
Station #1,
1400 S. Ballard Ave., 972-429-8071
Station #2, 555 Country Club Rd., 972-429-8072
Station #3, 210 W.A. Allen Blvd., 972-442-8073
Public Works  (Streets, Water and Wastewater)
949 Hensley Ln., Building 300
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Parks and Recreation Administration
949 Hensley Ln., Building 200
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

Animal Services
949 Hensley Ln., Building 100
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

Senior Recreation Center
800 Thomas St.
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

Thomas and Mattie Brown House
301 North Ballard Ave.
*Temporarily closed for improvements

Economic Development Corporation
250 S. Hwy. 78
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Athletic Field Condition Hotline

Community Waste Disposal (Bulk Pickup/Trash) 

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