City of Richmond, Texas
  • Richmond, TX, USA
  • 25.74 DOQ
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


At the City of Richmond, we honor our history and maintain an open mind to new ideas and ways of maintaining and improving our service levels. The City is looking for employees who are committed to public service and possess a willingness to be challenged. The Police Department is currently recruiting for "POLICE OFFICER".


This position serves the needs of the community by enforcing federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. In addition, this position performs patrol functions, makes investigations and arrests suspects, provides assistance to citizens, controls traffic, and responds to other emergencies. At the discretion of the supervisor, this position will present crime prevention programs and performs special assignments.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must meet all requirements as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) - Title 37 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 217.
  • Must have graduated from a certified Police Academy and passed the TCOLE Peace Officer Licensing Exam, or
  • Must hold a valid Texas peace officer license and has never had a license issued by any State law enforcement regulatory commission revoked.
  • Must possess a current valid Texas driver's license.



Qualified applicants may view the full job description below and complete a job application online. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the completed application. If your application is incomplete or does not clearly show the experience and or training required, your application may not be accepted. Offers of employment are contingent upon the results of a pre-employment-controlled substance screening, physical examination, background check which may include criminal history report, driver's license verification, education verification, State fingerprint screening, and/or credit history check. This position is open until filled. Please note this posting may close at any time. Equal Opportunity Employer Drug-Free Workplace.

Recruitment/Selection Process:

Step 1: Complete and Submit an online application

This position is open until filled. Please note this posting may close at any time. Qualified candidates will be notified by e-mail that they are eligible to test. Application may be obtained on the City of Richmond website

Step 2: Informational Meeting and Written Exam- (Applicants will be notified of next testing date) Report on the date, time, and location for the written Exam. (No late entry to testing location) Passing score is 70% or higher on each section.

Step 3: Personal History Statement

Applicants will prepare all required documentation needed to accompany (Personal History Statement (TCOLE) and submit no later than TBA (Date and Time).

Step4: Preliminary Interview

Step 5: Oral Interview Board

TBA (Date and Time).

Step 6: Background Investigation

Step 7: Interview with Police Chief

TBA (Date and Time).

Final Steps: Conditional Job Offer, Psychological Examination, pre-employment physical, controlled substance screening, and Firearm Qualification

Candidates who pass all of the above will receive a final job offer.

Candidates should be aware that sensitive or confidential aspects of their personal lives will be explored.

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