The first step in qualifying to become a Pasadena police officer centers on your ability to meet certain educational, mental and physical norms that have been established by the department. These eligibility requirements enable us to more accurately gauge your capacity to meet the rigorous demands of police duty.
They include citizenship and minimum/maximum age limits, educational attainment, visual and audial acuity (as well as other physical standards) and the ability to meet all licensing requirements that Texas law enforcement officers must be certified in. You may read more about eligibility issues and those conditions which may temporarily or permanently disqualify you from consideration by clicking here.
Applicants must successfully pass the police officer Physical Agility Test to continue in the hiring process. Prior to taking the physical agility test, you will be required to submit a completed and signed Physical Agility Test Self-Evaluation Form attesting to your ability to pass this test. You can read more about the physical agility test procedures and preparation by clicking here. You can click here for more information including a brief overview of the basic elements of the test.
During the course of your candidacy you will receive a Civil Service examination, physical and psychological examination, a polygraph exam and an Oral Review Board session among other test processes. You will be required to fill out a Civil Service Registration as an initial identification document of your candidacy.
Should you successfully conclude the period of testing and evaluation by performing at or above the level of other candidates, you may be invited to join the next Pasadena Police Academy cadet class…on your way to becoming a commissioned Pasadena police officer.
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