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Now hiring! Pasadena Police Department recruiting for a basic police academy
Sep 09 2016 - 02:18:00 pm
The Pasadena Police Department is currently recruiting for a Basic Police Academy. For anyone interested in become a Pasadena police officer, the first step is to sign up for the Civil Service Exam, which will be held on Saturday, October 1 at 9 a.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center. The deadline to sign up for the exam is Friday, September 23. To sign up for the exam, call the Police Academy at (713) 475-4824 or go to for more information.

The Pasadena Police Department offers excellent starting pay and benefits, including:

  • Starting Salary: Cadet - $54,060.
  • Take home car after two years of service
  • T.C.O.L.E. Certificate Pay
  • Compensation for Spanish language ability
  • 15 Days Vacation per year
  • 15 Days Sick leave per year
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 15 Days Paid Military Leave per year
  • Health, Dental and Life Insurance
  • A generous benefit pension plan

Eligibility Requirements
1. You must be a United States citizen.
2. By the date of hire, you must be at least 18 years of age for all civilian positions.
3. All applicants for civilian positions must demonstrate “keyboarding” proficiency.
4. By the date of commission as a Pasadena Police Officer, you must be at least 21 years of age and not yet 45 years of age.
5. At the time of application, you must have a high school diploma from an accredited school or program. In lieu of a high school diploma, a G.E.D will be accepted if you have completed 12 college hours at an accredited college or university, with at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. GPA is calculated from all transcripts.
6. You must have a valid and current Texas driver’s license.
7. You must have good visual acuity, normal color vision, and depth perception consistent with the occupational demands of law enforcement. Applicants must possess binocular (three dimensional) vision and have eyesight which is correctable to 20/20, not to exceed 20/100 uncorrected in either eye. Applicants must be able to distinguish the full spectrum of color vision by passing the color vision test. Any applicant who completes the color vision test with two or more crossings in the same direction is automatically disqualified. You will be required to submit to an eye examination by a doctor of ophthalmology or optometry.
8. You must not have any defects or physical condition that would interfere with the duties and performance of a police officer.
9. You must meet all licensing requirements as established by current T.C.O.L.E. rules.
10. You must abide by the Pasadena Police Department’s current tattoo policy.

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