Our officers at San Jacinto College are dedicated to providing a safe environment for our community. We strive to hire the most qualified individuals with integrity and a desire for sense of community. Our in-depth application process focuses on selecting officers who possess the physical and mental skills needed to succeed in our profession.
This first step gives you an opportunity to share with us your interest in the position and your experience.
The panel interview gives our hiring team an opportunity to meet you and discuss your qualifications to determine your fit. Once you complete this process, you may be selected to complete a Personal History Statement.
During the background investigation, we check your criminal history, driving records, fingerprints, and social media accounts. The investigator will speak to people close to you. This may include previous employers, military personnel, neighbors, and family members.
This gives our team an opportunity to evaluate your communication skills, reactions in job related scenarios, responses to questions, and understanding of your interest in the law enforcement profession.
This process evaluates your character and emotional stability to determine your ability to handle the duties of law enforcement.
The medical examination evaluates physical ability to determine your ability to meet the physical requirements of a law enforcement career. A licensed professional will record your height, weight, vision, hearing, and blood pressure. You will also be screened for illegal drugs usage.
Prospective peace officers will be required to shoot a minimum of 50 rounds, fired at ranges from point-blank to at least 15 yards. At least 20 of these rounds will be fired at or beyond 7 yards. The minimum passing score is 70% percent and includes 1 timed reload.
If you are applying for a dispatcher/telecommunicator job, you will follow the process above, except for the firearm mandate.
For questions about the hiring process, please contact us at 281-476-1820 or email us at Police@sjcd.edu.