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 rigorous physical activity that will test your fitness level as it relates to the position you are
applying for. A medical clearance signed by a physician and waiver are required. Applicants who do not have their paperwork will not be allowed to test.
The test will include:
Vertical jump : minimum of 16 inches
Situps: minimum of 20 situps in 1 minute
300 meter run: Less than 1 minute and 14 seconds
Pushups: minimum of 22 pushups in 1 minute
1.5 mile run: Less than 16 minutes
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
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.
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 at:
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
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