Application Process

To start your application process, you must fill out an application on our website. Once we receive your application, you will notified and given specific instructions. These instructions will be the date of the written test and the physical agility test. You will also receive instructions about a link to complete your background packet. This background information MUST be completed before you arrive for the written test. 

Written Test

Candidates are required to pass all portions of the exam with a 70% or higher in order to move on to the next step in the hiring process. Candidates with appropriate military experience will have additional "Veterans Points" added to their overall score (if the score is over 70%) if they bring their DD214 with them to testing. 

Physical Agility Test

Candidates must be prepared to take the physical agility test the same day as the written test. Once the candidates receive their scores, they will move directly into the physical agility. This will consist of:

20 push-ups in 1 minute ; 20 sit-ups in 1 minute ; 1-mile run in 13 minutes

Obstacle Course

  • The candidate will start by sitting in a patrol car. The candidate will  exit the vehicle and sprint towards two walls. The candidate will go over both walls, crawl through a tunnel, go through a simulated window while giving verbal commands to a "suspect" and place double-locked handcuffs on the suspect. 
  • The walls are approximately 4’3" high.
  • This is a timed event and must be completed in 1 minute 30 seconds

165-pound Dummy Drag

Oral Boards

After the candidates complete the physical agility test, they will be notified when the oral boards will be held. The Board will consist of members of the Police Department. The candidates will be asked questions about their background, skills and training, and should be prepared to answer some situational questions structured around the Schertz Police Department Core Values and Mission Statement. 

Background 

Once the candidate passes the oral board, they will have a complete background investigation completed. 

Polygraph Test

Psychological Exam

Chief’s Interview

If the candidates passes the Chief’s interview and receives a "conditional offer of employment." Once the candidate receives this offer, they must have a medical examination and a drug test completed. 

The Chief of Police reserves the right to offer or rescind any offer of employment. If candidates are given and accept a full offer of employment, they will remain of probationary status for one year from their date of hire. Probationary officers must complete a Field Training Program. Officers who cannot complete this program may be discharged from employment depending on the circumstances surrounding their inability to complete training.