The Police Department works closely with the City's Human Resources Department to recruit candidates for a career with the Missouri City Police Department. The Department offers two primary hiring tracks:
- Track 1 – This track represents the traditional hiring process. All applicants must be either be Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certified or will be certified within 45 days of the testing date.
- Track 2 – Police Cadet. Under this track applicants are not TCOLE certified. Applicants must have either a four year college degree, a minimum of two years full time continuous service in the military, currently enrolled in a TCOLE Approved Law Enforcement Academy or be a full time employee with the City of Missouri City.
The next written examination for Track 1 and Track 2 candidates will be held on October 21, 2023 at 09:00 a.m. at the following location:
Public Safety Headquarters Training Room
3849 Cartwright Road
Missouri City, Texas 77459
Check in begins at 08:00 a.m. and ends at 08:45 a.m.
How To Apply?
All applicants must successfully complete and submit one of the following applications:
Applicants not disqualified from testing, will receive an invitation for examination from the Civil Service Director. The invitation will confirm the examination date, time, and location. For those applicants who pass both the physical and written portions, a Personal History Statement packet will be sent to you via email. You must complete, sign, notarize (where applicable), and return to the Police Department.
In order to move on in the application process, applicants must achieve a passing score of at least 70% on the written examination. If an applicant served in the United States armed forces, received an honorable discharge, and makes a passing grade (70%+) on the written examination, the applicant may be eligible to have five points added to their examination grade. To be eligible for these points, applicants must submit proof of their honorable discharge by providing their DD Form 214, at check-in on the examination date.
Applicants who receive a passing written examination grade must then be able to successfully complete the following screening components:
- Physical ability examination;
- Rowing test;
- Interview board;
- Firearms qualification; and
- Comprehensive background investigation.
Applicants’ passing written exam score and any applicable military points, will determine their ranking on an eligibility list. The eligibility list will be effective for 12 months, unless exhausted earlier. Applicants who do not pass the above screening components, will be disqualified from appointment to the entry-level police officer position.
Applicants who pass the written examination and the above screening components, must then complete a polygraph exam, a medical and drug screen exam, and psychological exam.
If you are interested in speaking with a Missouri City Police Deparment recruiter, please submit this Career Interest Form or scan the QR code.
Missouri City is an equal opportunity employer. For questions regarding the application or examination process, please feel free to call the Civil Service Director or Human Resources Department at 281-403-8500 or Email Civil Service Director or Email Human Resources.