Police Officer

POSTING DATE: October 20, 2017

JOB TITLE: Police Officer or Police Cadet

STARTING SALARY: $42,913/yr Police Officer

                     $45,058/yr 1Year Police Officer

                     $45,676/yr 2 Year Police Officer

                     $48,223/yr 5 YearPolice Officer

                      $50,677/y 7+ Year Police Officer

STARTING SALARY: $40,352/yr Police Cadet


THE STEPHENVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT is currently accepting applications for the position of LICENSED POLICE OFFICER, LATERAL POLICE OFFICER or POLICE CADET. Police Officer applicants must be 21 years or older and currently TCOLE certified, or certified prior to hire. A high school diploma or GED is required. Lateral Police Officer applicants will be eligible to come in at the above listed scale. Police Cadet applicants must be 21 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED to apply. Completion of an application and testing is required for all applicants.

TESTING: Testing is scheduled for Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 8:00 A.M. TESTING LOCATION: Will be sent to applicants via email using EventBrite. Testing will include completion of a physical fitness test and a written test. Please dress appropriately for the physical fitness testing.

A Study Guide is available for purchase but is not necessary or required to take the test. Applicants may purchase a Practice National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) and/or a POST Study Guide by following this link Study Guide.


PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT: All Applicants that successfully complete the testing process will be required to complete a Personal History Statement.


CONTACT: Applications will be accepted and are available at City Hall, 298 W. Washington, Stephenville, Texas 76401, or online at www.stephenvilletx.gov or www.stephenvillepolice.org.


Print the Application Here

Application PDF


Important Information

Minimum Qualifications


Reserve/Regular Police Officer Applicant Process:

Phase 1:

  • Complete and return City application.
  • Complete written exam and complete physical agility test
  • Obstacle Course and Dummy Drag
  • Those with passing scores will be provided with Personal History form for Phase 2.

Phase 2:

  • Applicants submit completed Personal History packet and required documents including a hand written autobiography.
  • Applicants complete the M-Pulse Inventory.

Phase 3:

  • Applicants undergo a comprehensive background investigation.

Phase 4:

  • Oral interview with Administration Staff.

Phase 5:

  • Conditional Job Offer
  • Polygraph
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Fingerprint Criminal History Check


  • Salary: See Scale Above (Monthly Average)
  • 100% Employee Paid Medical/Hospitalization/Dental
  • Retirement(20 Years)
  • Vacation(2 weeks per year, 3 weeks after 10 years)
  • Sick Days(10 days)
  • Holidays(13 days per year)
  • Uniforms and leather gear and Firearm provided
  • Limited tuition reimbursement

*The above benefits are those currently offered by the City of Stephenville, and are subject to change. To see a more detailed explanation of benefits visit the City of Stephenville, Texas website.*

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