- Disqualifying Factors
(Not all inclusive)
- Must not have been convicted, plead guilty or nolo contendere, placed on probation or deferred adjudication for any felony (civilian or military).
- Must not have been convicted, plead guilty or nolo contendere, placed on probation or deferred adjudication for any Class A misdemeanor (civilian or military).
- Must not have been convicted of a family violence offense.
- Must not have been convicted of public lewdness, indecent exposure or prostitution.
- Must not have been convicted, plead guilty or nolo contendere, placed on probation or deferred adjudication for a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years or since the 17th birthday.
- Must not have been convicted of a DWI (Class B misdemeanor) within 10 years preceding the date of application.
- Must not be on probation for any crime.
- Must not have been discharged from military service under less than honorable conditions.
- Must not be under criminal investigation or have criminal charges pending (civilian or military).
- Must not have any outstanding traffic warrants or pending citations.
- Driving record. Applicants must NOT have any pending citations. Also, must not have been convicted of three (3) or more hazardous traffic violations within twenty-four (24) months preceding the date of application. Must show proof of disposition on all citations received within the previous one year (from the court of jurisdiction). Also, total driving history is taken into consideration. Applicants shall NOT be on deferred adjudication or waiting to complete driver's safety course.
- Prior arrests: Show proof of final disposition on all arrests (not guilty, dismissed, etc., from the court of jurisdiction).
- Tattoo Policy. Applicants must not have tattoos, brands, or body art that may be considered offensive or obscene. Tattoos must be covered by a long sleeve uniform shirt. Applicants must not have tattoos on their head, scalp, face, neck, hands, or fingers.
- Drug use: Illegal drug use is determined on a case by case basis. Factors considered are types of drugs used, recency of drug usage, the total number of usages, and applicant’s age of last drug usage. If you have any questions regarding prior drug usage, call and speak with a recruiter.
- Unstable employment history. Applicants must not have been dismissed or resigned in lieu of dismissal from employment for inefficiency or misconduct.
- Expungements. Under Texas law expungements are not accepted on convictions, even if the sentence was probation. Expungements from another state must meet the same standards as Texas law.