As an out-of-town applicant, you will be required to make two trips to Houston to complete all phases of the application process. The first trip will take two days and will include the Initial Interview, Physical Agility Test, Reading Comprehension Test, Fingerprinting, Polygraph and Post-Polygraph Interview. After your background investigation is completed, you must return for a second two-day trip, which will include Medical and Psychological Exams.

To apply, go to the Application Process page in the menu above and select the Phase One section to complete the Personal History Statement, the City of Houston NeoGov Application and gather the documents listed on the Required Documents Checklist. Please note, if qualifying based solely on the work experience requirement, you will also need to complete the Work Experience Form. Once you have all of your documents, click on the Schedule An Interview button. At this point you will be contacted by a recruiter to be pre-screened. Once you pass the pre-screening you will be scheduled for your first trip to Houston.


Houston Police Department
Recruiting Division
1200 Travis, Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77002

(713) 308-1300
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