West Texas A&M University

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UPD Employment

Necessary Qualifications:

*Must be a United States Citizen,

*Must be a Certified Peace Officer in the State of Texas and hold at least a Basic TCLEOSE certificate at the time of application and/or meet TCLEOSE section 217.1 Minimum Standard for Licensing, 

*Must have 30 hours of college from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience by substituting 10 college hours per year of commisioned police service or per year of active duty military duty.

*Must have good interpersonal communication skills, and satisfactory computer skills,

*Must be able to meet required physical challenges consistent with a patrol officer from state and university police agencies,

*Must be able to obtain a Texas driver's license for vehicle operation by the time of hire and be able to be an approved driver for the Texas A&M University System (with no more than three moving violations within the last three years),

*Must be able to qualify with a firearm approved for use by the department's firearms officer,

Must have been honorably discharged from the U.S. military, if served,

*Must not be on court ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class C misdemeanor,

*Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor offense above the grade of Class C with in the last five years,

*Must never have been convicted at any time of a felony offense,

*Must not have used illegal drugs in thelast five years,

*Must pass a physical and psychological exam - if required by UPD,

*Must pass a vision test of 20/40-20/100 with glasses or 20/100-20/200 corrected with contact lenses, correction must be to 20/30 in both eyes,

*Must never been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as defined by the Federal Gun Control Act.

The University only accepts applications for employment when positions are open. To view open positions, please follow the link below. Further information regarding employment may be obtained by contacting Lt. Patrick Coggins at 806-651-2300.

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