Hiring Requirements

Requirements for Civilian Applicants

The Weatherford Police Department does not have specific requirements for civilian openings as long as the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as listed on the job posting.

Basic Requirements for Police Officer Applicants

  • Be at least 21 years of age prior to employment
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Possess a valid Texas driver's license
  • High School Diploma or GED and have at least thirty (30) semester hours of study at an accredited college or university. College accreditation will be determined by the Weatherford Police Department and a minimum grade of "C" must be attained in courses totaling at least thirty (30) semester hours. Weatherford Police Department may consider waiving the 15 (15) hours of the required college for those with at least two (2) years of experience serving as a licensed peace officer. Fifteen (15) of the thirty semester hours may be waived if the applicant has received an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States after at least two (2) years of continuous active duty.
  • Honorable or general discharge with "honorable conditions" from the military.
  • Possess 20/20 vision, either corrected or uncorrected in each eye. Must be free of dichromatic color blindness, night blindness and any other visual deficiencies or limitations.
  • Possess hearing with less than a 30 decibel loss, either corrected or uncorrected in each ear.
  • Have weight in proportion to height.
  • Pass a physical fitness evaluation with an average score of at least 75 percentage points. The fitness evaluation will be determined by the Chief of Police and posted on the vacancy announcement.
  • Be declared in satisfactory psychological and emotional health by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist as prescribed by the Weatherford Police Department.
  • Be declared in satisfactory physical health and free from drug dependency by a physician as prescribed by the Weatherford Police Department.
  • Possess all qualifications required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) for licensing as a peace officer within 45 days of testing for a position with the Weatherford Police Department.