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Baytown Police Department

(Recruiting Video)

Law Enforcement - Police Position Application Information - Patrol Officer

Applications period is closed.

The Written Test usually starts at 9:00 a.m. and the Agility Test is mostly held later that same day for those that pass the written test.

Beginning salary $59,388.49 (effective 10-01-2017)

Civil Service Test will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018.

The deadline to submit an application for the 2017-2018 fiscal year is closed!

Here are the minimum requirements:

  • 21 years of age to take the entrance exam and less than 45 years of age at the time of appointment (sworn in) as a police officer, and
  • High school diploma/GED & one of the following:
  1. An active Texas peace officer’s license with less than a two year break in service prior to taking the entrance examination; OR
  2. Has successfully completed a Basic Peace Officer’s course and is eligible for licensing at the time of the entrance examination; OR
  3. Successfully completed a minimum of 45 hours at an accredited college or university with at least a 2.0 grade average on a 4.0 scale; OR
  4. 24 months active military service with an Honorable Discharge. CANNOT have a re-enlistment code of RE-4.

Applications For Patrol Officer is currently closed.

 Interest cards can still be obtained at (an interest card is NOT an application), click on Law Enforcement and complete the process.

Officer Ron Ellis

Pre-Employment Agility Test

Agility Test VIDEO


Extensive Functions Test After Background 

• 220 – Age = Max Allowed Heart Rate
• So noted is 85% of the max, but not factored in
• Initial Blood Pressure 159/99 or less allowed