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Police Officer (Lateral Transfer) and Certified Police Trainee Information


Applications for Police Officer (Lateral Transfer) are not being accepted at this time. Qualified Police Officer (Lateral Transfer) candidates are encouraged to visit the City of El Paso’s Job Opportunities web page at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/elpaso/default.cfm and complete an online job interest card for the position of Police Officer. The EPPD is not currently hiring Certified Police Trainee candidates; those candidates are encouraged to apply for the position of Police Trainee.

The El Paso Police Department is seeking men and women with law enforcement experience to join the ranks of El Paso’s finest. This program is open to officers within the State of Texas as well as officers from other states. Officers from outside of the State of Texas are required to obtain their TCLEOSE license by their time of appointment with the EPPD. Out-of-State license information can be obtained by going to the following link http://www.tcleose.state.tx.us/. Those who qualify for the position of Police Officer (Lateral Transfer) will attend a eight-week training. Certified Police Trainee candidates (TCLEOSE license holder who does not have one-year of full-time experience) will attend the twenty six-week basic peace officer training academy. Certified Police Trainee candidates will not be required to take the State of Texas (TCLEOSE) exam while attending the academy. For more information regarding this program, please contact a recruiter at 1-888-550-7174 or (915) 564-6958.

Police Officer (Lateral Transfer)
To qualify for this program, Officers must pass the written examination, job simulation test, and comprehensive background investigation to include psychological, polygraph, medical and drug screening. Officers must meet the following criteria:

Certified Police Trainee
To qualify for this program, Certified Police Trainees must pass the written exam, job simulation test, and background investigation to include psychological, polygraph, medical and drug-screening. The following criteria must be met:

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