WHEN TESTING IS CONDUCTED YOU MUST RESERVE A TESTING DATE BY VISITING THE WOLFFORTH POLICE DEPARTMENT AT
302 MAIN ST.(West Entrance) OR BY CALLING 806-855-4160
Candidates should report to the Wolfforth Police Department the date reserved for testing. A photo ID and proof of TCOLE certification is required prior to testing.
No electronic devices are allowed in the testing room. All supplies needed for the written test will be supplied by the police department.
Candidates who pass the written test will be briefed on the physical agility testing and asked to sign medical waivers. The types of tests that will be conducted are explained under the "hiring policy" section below. Please ensure that you have appropriate attire for the physical agility testing. Facilities are available at the police department in which candidates can change clothing if needed. Once paperwork is completed, candidates will be given directions to the testing site for that portion of testing.
Applicants may want to study for the written test prior to taking the test. The written test is the National Police Officer Selection Test developed by Stanard & Associates. You may find study material online and by contacting Stanard & Associates directly. Applicants should be physically prepared for the demands of the physical ability test. It is highly encouraged to train prior to testing day for the successful completion of physical portion of testing.
No interviews will be conducted on the dates of testing, therefore, formal wear is not recommended. Candidates are encouraged to dress as deemed necessary for the physical activity required to complete the tests. The order of testing may be arranged differently if deemed necessary by the testing administrators.
Upon successful completion of testing, candidates will be given instruction on completing a background packet. The packet must be completed in full and returned to the Wolfforth Police Department within one week after receipt.
It is the intent of the Wolfforth Police Department to recruit and employ those persons who are most qualified for the position to be filled. The department will employ these persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, or handicap (if appropriate). The Department will strive to utilize methods for selection of employees that measure traits or characteristics that are a significant part of the job.
In order to qualify for the position of Police Officer, all applicants SHALL:
(1) meet the minimum educational requirements;
(A) Must have graduated from high school; or
(B) If not a High School Graduate, posses a G.E.D. certificate WITH at least 12 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university with at least a 2.0 grade point average. College transcripts must accompany the application for G.E.D. certificate holders.
(2) have a current Peace Officer license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
(3) not currently be under indictment for any criminal offense;
(4) have not ever have been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date of the court order;
(5) have not ever been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years
(6) have not ever been convicted of any family violence offense;
(7) not be prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle;
(8) not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition;
(9) have not received a discharge from any military service, if prior military service, under less than honorable conditions including, specifically,
(A) under other than honorable conditions;
(B) bad conduct;
(C) dishonorable; or
(D) any other characterization of service indicating bad character;
(10) be a U.S. citizen
(11) Possess a valid driver's license not in jeopardy of suspension. No driver's license suspension within the last 2 years. No more than 2 moving violation convictions within the last 12 months and no more than 5 moving violation convictions within the last 24 months. Be covered by a current motor vehicle liability insurance policy. A valid Texas driver's license will be required at the time of appointment.
(12) Be of good moral character as confirmed by a thorough, comprehensive background investigation.
All applicants meeting the minimum eligibility requirements will undergo a series of testing and evaluation. Each phase of the testing and evaluation process must be completed and passed before proceeding to the next phase of the testing and evaluation process. Each phase of the testing and evaluation process is rated on a pass or fail basis only. There will be no ranking system based on individual scores obtained during the tests. A passing score qualifies each applicant to progress to the next test and finally to the back ground check. The final hiring decision will be based on the information obtained during the background check, and the applicant’s performance during the interview session. Prior to any testing, each applicant must show proof that they currently possess a current and valid Peace Officer license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
If the Applicant fails or is disqualified during any portion of the process, the applicant is no longer eligible to reapply or retest for that process. Each process is defined by the opening or openings during that particular time period.
Testing and evaluation phases
(1) Written Examination
A written examination is administered to all applicants. The examination is about two hours in length. A driver's license with photo is required for admission to the test.
The entrance exam is a basic writing and reading comprehension test that is job specific. To proceed to the next evaluation phase, each applicant must score a 70% or better on the test.
(2) Physical Agility Test
Applicants will be required to complete a test measuring general physical ability.
General physical ability is tested in order to determine readiness to perform the strenuous and critical physical tasks of the job.
Six specific and different areas of physical fitness will be tested to determine an applicant’s capability to do the job. They include:
Measurement of physical fitness
There are five (5) physical fitness tests that will be given in one day as a battery of tests (there will be rest periods between each test).
The Physical Fitness Test standards are as follows and an applicant must pass each test prior to moving to the next phase of the hiring process.
Vertical jump – Minimum of 12 inches
1 minute sit up – Minimum of 20
300 meter run – Maximum of 82.9 seconds
Push ups – Minimum of 13
1.5 mile run – Maximum of 17:00 minutes
Each applicant that has passed the prior phases will be given instructions for completing a background packet. Each applicant will be required to complete the packet and return it to the police department prior to the deadline date issued by the department. The Police Department will conduct a thorough background investigation. All information will be confirmed. Omissions or falsifications are grounds for rejection.
Applicants with acceptable backgrounds will be interviewed for the position of Police Officer by an interview panel. This panel will consist of at least three members but not more than five. The panel will recommend the top candidates to the Chief of Police.
Conditional Job offer
The Chief of Police will make the final hiring decision. Once a decision is made the applicant will receive a conditional job offer. The conditional offer of employment is conditional upon passing a drug screen, medical evaluation, psychological evaluation, and firearms qualification