Police Officer: Applicants must be licensed as a Peace Officer in the state of Texas and the license must be current with no expirations or suspensions.

Police Cadet: Applicants must be 21 years of age (or will turn 21 years of age before the completion of the police academy). Must have a GED or High School Diploma.

Police Officer and Police Cadet applicants must pass the written and physical portions of the Job-Related Abilities Test (JRAT)

The BPD provides many benefits to its officers, such as:
Specialized Units
Career Advancement Opportunities
Modern Training Programs
Cutting Edge Equipment
Competitive Pay
10 hour shifts (4 days on 3 off)
Paid vacations, holidays, & sick leave
Health, dental, vision, & life insurance
TMRS Retirement Plan


Once the job posting is posted for the position of Police Officer or Police Cadet, the applicant may fill out an online application. To apply in person, go to The City of Beaumont Personnel & Benefits Department (located in the City Hall building, suite #135).

Applicants will be notified by using the contact information that was provided on the online application for the scheduling of the JRAT. The JRAT consists of written and physical testing. The physical testing includes a weapons test, 300-meter run, timed push-ups, timed sit-ups, and a 1-mile run. The written exam is multiple choice and covers reading comprehension, grammar and syntax, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, arithmetic, and differential decision making.  A writing exercise will also be completed.

The objective of the background investigation is to verify that the applicant is of good moral character must be able to render credible testimony and to determine the integrity, honesty, and truthfulness of the applicant.

Used to detect deception or dishonesty of an applicant.

The applicant is asked a series of oral questions by a board comprised of Beaumont Police Officers.

Applicants selected for employment will be required to take a medical/physical exam in order to determine the individual’s health in relation to his ability to perform tasks which a patrol officer might be called upon to perform. This is a COMPLETE examination including but not limited to chest X-rays, EKG, and EEG. The vision test required must show the vision correctable to 20/20 in each eye. A drug screening test is also required. The physical examination is not limited to these examples.

Written and oral tests are administered by a licensed psychologist. The evaluation is designed to identify and reject those applicants who are emotionally unfit for the position of Police Officer. Psychological exams are also given to those applicants who are licensed but have not been commissioned within 180 days from the date of employment.

The job of a Police Officer requires a certain degree of physical strength, stamina, speed, and power, which are necessary to complete many of the critical and essential physical job functions. As such, the Pre-Employment Physical Ability Test is geared toward measuring whether or not the applicant is fit for duty as a police officer and/or his or her ability to train in physical fitness as a police cadet while attending the police academy. All Testing will be conducted at the Beaumont Police Department Gun Range.

Map to Gun Range

Click the following link and either fill out the packet on your desktop and print or print (not double sided) and complete by hand:

Personal History Statement

The Personal History Statement will be used in the background investigation that will determine your eligibility for employment as a peace officer with the City of Beaumont.

  • Read the instructions fully and carefully before completing the book.
  • A typed packet is preferred.  If this is not possible, legibly and neatly complete the packet in print (not cursive) using black ink.
  • If you need additional space for your answers, please make an additional copy of the exact page to complete the requested information.
  • If you are waiting for documents to submit, please make a notation of this on a separate sheet of paper when you submit your packet.
  • If you are unable to print out the Personal History Statement, you may come to the Personnel Office located at City Hall, Personnel Department, Room 135, and pick up a copy.
  • Bring your completed Personal History Statement Packet with you to JRAT testing.

Written Exam Description

The exam is multiple choice and covers reading comprehension, grammar and syntax, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, arithmetic, and differential decision making.  A writing exercise will also be completed.  Time limit:  Two and a half (2.5) hours.  You must score at least a score of 70 on the multiple-choice portion of the exam in order to move forward to the physical portion of the testing.

Physical Ability Test Description

The Physical Ability Test will consist of five events. Event #1 will be scored pass or fail, and applicants must pass all of the events to pass the Physical Ability Test. Testing standards will be the same for female and male applicants as are the physical demands of the job. Applicants will be given the test in the below-listed sequence.

The administrators of the test have full discretion in determining whether or not an applicant has successfully completed the test. 

Event #1    Weapons Test – The test consists of six (6) trigger pulls with each hand within 15 seconds. This event is pass or fail. 

Event #2     300 Meter Run– The test consists of sprinting 300 meters as fast as possiblewith a time limit of 1 minute 22 seconds. 

Point Value  Time Limit   
6  1 min 14 sec or Faster    
4  1 min 15 sec – 1 Min 18 sec    
2  1 min 19 sec – 1 min 22 sec    
0  1 min 23 sec or Slower  DQ 

Event #3     Pushups – The test consists of doing a minimum of 10 (ten) push-ups, within one (1) minute.  The maximum amount of push-ups is 16, also within one (1) minute. 

Point Value  Amount Completed    
6  16      
4  15 – 13    
2  12 – 10   
0  9 or Less  DQ 

Event #4     Situps – The test consists of doing a minimum of 20 (twenty) sit-ups, within one (1) minute.  The maximum amount of sit-ups is 26. 

Point Value  Amount Completed   
6  26      
4  25 – 23    
2  22 – 20    
0  19 or Less  DQ 

Event #5    1 Mile Run – The test consists of running 1mile, as fast as possible, within 12:00 minutes or faster. 

Point Value  Time Limit    
6  11 min 20 sec or faster    
4  11 min 21 sec – 11 min 40 sec     
2  11 min 41 sec – 12 min     
0  12 min 01 sec or slower DQ 

Click here to download the JRAT Score Sheet

At the end of the physical assessment, a total score of 16 points or higher is required to move forward in the hiring process. A minimum score of 2 points is required to move on to the next event. You may earn a maximum score of 6 (six) points for events 2 through 5. Second attempts will be allowed on all events.  If an applicant is not satisfied with the score earned in an event and wishes to attempt to earn a higher score, the second attempt will follow the previous one. The higher of the two (2) scores obtained will be recorded. If a score of 0 (Zero) is earned in any event, that will result in an automatic disqualification (DQ).  

 The administrators of the test have full discretion in determining whether or not an applicant has successfully completed the test. 

Any applicant wishing to withdraw from the testing should notify any test administrator. 

Applicants will be afforded a second attempt on all events.