QualificationsPolice 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: (Must meet at least one qualification and Basic Academy Enrollment Standards)
(1) Applicants must have at least 30 College Credit Hours from an accredited College or University or
(2) 3 years of continuous employment with no extended breaks between jobs.
(3) have served active duty 24 months service in a branch of the United States Military. Active Reserve or National Guard service will also be considered. If an applicant was discharged, the discharge must be under Honorable conditions.
Basic Academy Enrollment Standards: TCOLE minimum enrollment standards require that applicants have a GED or high school diploma.
The Beaumont Police Department is a progressive agency
that embraces the concepts of Community Oriented Policing,
understands the need for continuous training,
and provides state-of-the-art equipment and new technology
to its police officers.
Hiring ProcessTHE APPLICATION
Once the job posting is posted for the position of Police Officer or Police Cadet, the applicant may fill out the online application or to apply in person go to The City of Beaumont Personnel & Benefits Department ( located in the City Hall building suite #135).
JOB-RELATED ABILITIES TEST (JRAT)
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 a weapons test, 300-meter run, timed push-ups, timed sit-ups, a 1.5-mile run and written exercises (report writing, spelling, and math).
COMPLETE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
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.
The applicant is asked a series of oral questions by a board comprised of Beaumont Police Officers.
Used to detect deception or dishonesty of an applicant.
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 will be 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.
JRAT DescriptionThe 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 Agility 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.
The Physical Ability Test will consist of five events. Each event 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.
Event #1: Weapons Test – The test consist of six ( 6 ) trigger pulls in each hand within 15 seconds.
Event #2: 300 Meter Run – The test consists of sprinting 300 meters as fast as possible within 75 seconds ( 1minute and 15 seconds ).
Event #3: Push-Ups – The test consists of doing a minimum of 15 push-ups within one minute.
Event #4: Sit-Ups – The test consists of doing a minimum of 25 sit-ups within one minute.
Event #5: 1.5 Mile Run – The test consists of running/walking as fast as possible the distance of 1.5 miles within 17:30 minutes.
Applicants who fail Events 1-4 will be afforded a second attempt to pass.
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