Lateral Police Officer   


Phase One



Phase Two



Phase Three



Phase Four



Phase Five



Phase Six



Step: 1 – Complete and save the following required documents:


Lateral Entry Program Questionnaire Regarding Law Enforcement Experience


Personal History Statement


Step: 2 – Apply online by clicking here and upload the previous saved documents via the Attachments section of your application.




Physical Agility Test


PAT Document Instructions 

Bring an original of the following documents:

Release of Information

(Notarized prior to PAT)


Physical Agility Test Release

Bring (1) one copy each of the following documents:

1 - Birth Certificate

2 - Official College Transcript

3 - DD-214 (if applicable)

4 - Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

5 - TCOLE Certification

6 - Driver's License

7 - Social Security Card


(Police Training will contact you to schedule your Physical Agility Test.)








Background Investigation

(6-8 Weeks)


(Your assigned Background Investigator will contact you once your background investigation has begun.)






Conditional Job Offer

(16-18 Weeks)


(You will be required to complete the

Pre-Psychological form.)



Psychological and Polygraph Examinations


(Police Training will contact you to schedule these appointments.)







Oral Interview Board




(Police Training will contact you to schedule your OIB appointment.)







Medical Physicals


Drug Screening

(Human Resources will contact you to schedule these appointments.)

For questions regarding the recruitment process, contact Human Resources at (325) 676-6347.