To start your application process, you must fill out an application. 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.
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 passing score 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 test. This will consist of:
20 push-ups in 1 minute ; 20 sit-ups in 1 minute ; 1-mile run in 13 minutes
- The candidate will start by sitting in a patrol car. The candidate will exit the vehicle and sprint towards two walls. The candidate will climb both walls, crawl through a tunnel, go through a simulated window while giving verbal commands to a "suspect" .The candidate will then handcuff 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
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.
Once the candidate passes the oral board, a background investigation will be conducted.
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.