Employment Standards

Corsicana Police Employment Standards

Officers (State of Texas Requirements):

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • If a veteran, an Honorable Discharge
  • No conviction for any felony
  • No conviction for an offense above Class B misdemeanor
  • No conviction for a Class B Misdemeanor in last 10 years
  • Drug use; must not have used any marijuana within the past two (2) years, or any controlled substances or dangerous drugs (other than prescribed for their use) within the past five (5) years. Any drug use before that period must not have been of a repetitive and/or addictive nature and must be fully explained to the satisfaction of the director.
  • Good moral character
  • Must be licensed (after attending basic academy and passing state licensing exam).

Civil Service:

  • Applicants must:
    • Have 30 hours of college (supported by official transcripts from all colleges/universities); or
    • Graduated from or is attending a certified academy recognized by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE); or
    • Two years of active military service with an honorable discharge; or
    • Be a certified Police Officer.
  • Must pass entry level exam (pen and paper)
  • Must pass physical agility test
  • Must pass exhaustive background investigation including a driving record check
  • Must pass Polygraph
  • Must pass Oral Board
  • Must pass medical exam, psychological exam and drug test (after conditional offer)

City Standards:

  • Hiring list is good for 6 months or until exhausted.
  • Must hire from the list developed via civil service testing.
  • By-pass, for cause only.
  • City Manager, by state law, makes hiring decision.
  • Firing and discipline by the Chief of Police.
  • Promotions are competitive, written test.

Hiring Standards for Civilians:

  • If a veteran, an Honorable Discharge
  • No conviction for a felony
  • No conviction for a Class A Misdemeanor in the last 7 years.
  • No conviction for a Class B Misdemeanor in the last 5 years.
  • Must have good moral character.
  • Must have a good driving record, if the duties of the position will include driving.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Must pass an Oral Board.
  • Must pass a Polygraph.
  • Must pass a medical exam, psychological exam and drug screen prior to appointment (after conditional offer).