The Department selects only high-quality individuals to become El Campo Police Officers. By being selective, we continue to build a high-quality department for the citizens of El Campo. The Department continues to accept and review applications, although the Department currently has no vacancies.
If you do not meet all qualifications, your application will be rejected.
• Sixty college credit hours or 2 years experience as a Law Enforcement Officer is preferred and the basic requirements as prescribed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education.
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, or skills and abilities.
• Must be a citizen of the United States.
• Must be a permanent resident in the State of Texas prior to becoming appointed as an officer. Residence within 30 minutes from the city is preferred but not required.
• Possess a valid Texas Driver’s License at the time of appointment.
• Must be currently licensed with TCLEOSE as a Peace Officer or be eligible for such license prior to being appointed.
A thorough background investigation is conducted. You must be able to establish evidence of good moral character and a well-adjusted acceptable conduct. Evidence of conduct which could bring reproach upon the reputation of this department, is grounds for rejection or termination if appointed and later found.
Past employment history, number of jobs, reasons for leaving, and employment references will be considered. Unfavorable records may be grounds for rejections. All cases will be evaluated.
• Any applicant who has been charged with a crime above a class "C" misdemeanor within the past six (6) months will not be considered.
• Applicants convicted of a crime above a class "C" within the last five (5) years may be rejected.
• A felony conviction will be cause for rejection.
• Discovery of bad moral character, membership in an organization advocating the overthrow of the government, dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Military, mental or emotional instability, excessive traffic convictions, DWI or DUID charges, along with DWLS charges are grounds for rejection.
The hiring process will include the following phases and may include additional phases as deemed appropriate by the Chief of Police:
1. Submit a completed public safety application.
2. Pass a preliminary background investigation.
3. Oral interview board. Writing skills assessment.
4. Thorough background investigation.
5. Chief of Police approval.
6. Pass a Human Performance Evaluation, including a medical physical and drug screening.
7. Pass a Psychological Examination.
8. Conditional offer of employment.
9. Pass a firearms qualifications course.
10. Complete field training.