- The Georgetown Police Department actively recruits men and women who have been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
- Military Service Credit for Military veterans who desire to have military service credit of five (5) points added to a passing test score of 70 points or better must provide a DD214 at time of written exam showing a minimum of 180 total days of active military service in the armed forces of the United States of America. Any discharge other than an honorable discharge is not creditable for the purpose of this section.
FOR ACTVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL: Active duty military personnel who desire to have military service credit of five (5) points added to a passing test score of 70 points or better, must present a letter on the day of the civil service exam from the candidate’s commanding officer stating the following:
- the candidate is in good standing,
- has served a minimum of 180 days active military service,
- the candidate will separate from the military within 6 months from date of exam, and
- it is anticipated the candidate will separate from the military with an honorable discharge.
- Texas Administration Code Title 37 Rule 219.2 allows military applicants to be eligible to take the state licensing examination without enrolling in a police academy if they meet they following criteria:
- Must have a military police military occupation specialty (MOS) or air force specialty code (AFSC) classification approved by the commission.
- Meet all statutory licensing requirements of the state of Texas and the rules of the commission.
- Successfully complete a supplementary peace officer training course, the curriculum of which is developed by the commission.
- Successfully pass the Texas Peace Officer Licensing Examination.
- Must provide proof of successfully completing a basic military police course for branch of military served and active duty service for 2 continuous years within the 4 years prior to application. Service time applied to this section must have been obtained following completion of an approved basic military police course.
- Must make application and submit any required fee(s) in the format currently prescribed by the commission to take the peace officer licensing exam.
- Must provide certified or notarized copy of the applicant’s valid state-issued driver’s license or a passport-sized color photograph (frontal, shoulders and face), signed with the applicant’s full signature on the back of the photograph and a certified copy of the applicant’s military discharge (DD-214).
- Will be subject to a search of the National Decertification Database (NDD), NCIC/TCIC, and National Criminal History Databases to establish eligibility.
- All documents must bear original certification seals or stamps.
- Military applicants are eligible for Education Benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA Form 22-1999). Military applicants can receive compensation from the VA in addition to his/her salary during the time the military applicant spends in the police academy, while in the field training officer program and through their probationary period (typically one year from hire date). The Georgetown Police Department’s Training Division will be able to assist the applicant with the required paperwork.
Out of State Peace Officer Applicants
- The Georgetown Police Department actively recruits certified Texas and out of state peace officers.
- Out of state licensed peace officers may be eligible to be licensed in the State of Texas without attending a police academy. Please click link for qualifications and procedures on how to obtain a Texas Peace Officer’s License.