1. Driving record cannot exceed 6 points in a consecutive 3 year period immediately preceding the date of the record check.

Violation  Points
At-Fault vehicle accident 3
Driving without insurance 3
Speeding 3
Stop sign/red light violation 3
Seat Belt violation 3
Driving with expired license 3
All other moving violations 1

2. Used marijuana in the last 2 years from date of application.
3. Have not used any drug in PG 3 or PG 4 of the Texas Controlled Substance Act within the past 36 months. (Penalty Group 3 includes but is not limited to steroids and Xanax).
4. Have not used any drug in PG 2 of the Texas Controlled Substance Act in the past 24 months without a prescription or while not under medical supervision. (Penalty Group 2 includes but is not limited to: mescaline, psilocybin, DOM, DMT, PCP, TPCP, etc.)
5. The following will result in immediate disqualification. APPLICANT MAY NOT REAPPLY.
  • Must not have used any drug in PG 1 of the Texas Controlled Substance Act without a prescription or while not under medical supervision. (Penalty Group 1 includes but is not limited to: opium, heroin, morphine, codeine, cocaine, LSD, hashish and methamphetamine.)
  • Must not have ever sold marijuana.
  • Must not have delivered more than one (1) ounce of marijuana.
  • Must not admit to the illegal manufacture or sale of any drug prohibited by any law of the State of Texas, the sale or manufacture of which is classified as a felony.
  • Must not admit to illegal drug use as defined by the City of Longview Drug Abuse Policy.
  • No conviction for any Family Violence offense of any degree (TCOLE)
  • Never have been or currently on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten (10) years (TCOLE)
  • Not currently under indictment for any criminal offense (TCOLE)
6. Must not have been terminated by another law enforcement agency because of conduct, which violates the rules and regulations of the Longview Police Department that could result in termination of employment.
7. Must not have resigned from another law enforcement agency while under investigation for violation of that agency’s rules and regulations. (Speak with a recruiter).
8. Must not have been married to more than one person at the same time (including common-law relationships).
9. Must have no pending criminal or civil litigation including divorce or deliberate non-support of a child or former spouse to which the applicant is legally bound to support. 
10. An applicant will be disqualified if he/she has failed to make restitution for any legal judgment.
11. The applicant admits to being a member of an organization that advocates the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government.
12. The applicant was or is a member of an organization that specifically targets any group of individuals for harassment due to racial or ethnic origin.
13. The applicant admittedly is not willing to work the days and shifts necessary to perform their duties or perform the duties which may include deadly force, regardless of any religious beliefs and theological limitations.
14.  The Applicant cannot have any visible tattoos, piercings, or brandings in any area that cannot be completely covered by the police uniform.  Nose and ear gauges will not be permitted.