Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • The ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 20 years of age. Must turn 21 prior to graduation from an approved Police Academy. There is no maximum age limit.
  • Vision Possess - 20/20 vision, either corrected or uncorrected, in each eye. Uncorrected vision cannot exceed 20/100 in each eye, unless vision is corrected by use of contact lenses or glasses which must be worn while on duty and during all law enforcement activities. Must be free from dichromatic color blindness, night blindness and any other visual deficiencies or limitations.
  • Hearing - Possess hearing with less than 30 Db loss, either corrected or uncorrected in each ear. Uncorrected hearing cannot exceed 60 Db in each ear.
  • Must have never been convicted of an offense above a Class B misdemeanor. No convictions for a Class B misdemeanor offense within the past 10 years.
  • No convictions for any family violence offense of any degree ever.
  • Must never have been or currently on a court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or for an offense of the grade of Class B misdemeanor within the past 10 years.
  • Must not currently be under indictment for a criminal offense.
  • Driving record must meet City of Longview standards. All applicants must possess a Texas Driver's License or if they possess an out-of-state driver's license must be licensed to drive by the State of Texas, within 30 days of establishing a residence if they relocate within the state. (Specific requirements concerning traffic and criminal records may be obtained by contacting the Training & Recruiting Section at 903-239-5520, 903-239-5529 or 903-237-1096.)
  • Must be of good moral character and have stable school/work/driving record.
  • Must not have been received a "dishonorable" or "bad conduct" discharge following a military court martial.
  • Must not have pending litigation criminal or civil (including divorce).