The Benbrook Police Department will conduct the Entrance Level Exam on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. Candidates successfully completing the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer. The eligibility list will remain active for one year from date of written exam unless exhausted.
The written examination will be held at the Benbrook Senior Citizen Building located at 1010 Mercedes Street, Benbrook, TX 76126. Applicants will have 2 hours to complete the written examination. It will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions.
Candidates passing the written exam portion of the exam will be directed to the Benbrook Police Department building, 1080 Mercedes Street to complete physical agility testing. The testing will be performed on a Concept 2 Rowing Machine. Physical readiness will be established at 25% VO2 max percentage based on a 2,000 meter row.
Complete Exam Notice
Preparation Manual and Practice Test Link (At candidate cost) Link will be added as soon as received from vendor.
Salary is $60,409 to $77,099 annually. A signing bonus of $5,000 is available to certified police officers. Benefits: 12 paid holidays; 15 vacation days and 15 sick leave days; longevity pay; Texas Municipal Retirement System – City matches 2:1 with 5 year vesting; certification pay; medical, dental and life insurance which is provided at the City’s expense; uniforms and equipment (including body armor and weapons) are provided. Family insurance coverage and deferred compensation is available at employee expense.
All individuals seeking employment as a police officer will undergo the following:
- Open, competitive and free Civil Service Examination, which tests general knowledge and aptitude
- Physical Agility
- Background Investigation
- Preliminary Interview
- Oral Review Board
- Polygraph/psychological examination/medical physical
- Police academy and job assignment
Applicants must score 70 or better, exam score ranks candidates, five (5) points are added to passing score for military experience with honorable discharge. A copy of the DD214 must be provided by the exam date. Late submittal will not be accepted.
HOW TO APPLY
All applicants must be registered by Wednesday August 25, 2021. Applications are available by download for submittal. Complete applications may be faxed to 817-443-6204.
PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENTS
All applicants must complete a City of Benbrook Police Department Personal History Statement Packet. The personal History Statement will be due on Friday, September 3, 2021 by 5 PM. Please read the Personal History Statement Letter and download the Personal History Statement.