Wednesday, August 17, 2011
First day issues can be frustrating. This is a new application process and if you are not 100 percent sure on what to do it’s important that you do some research before you come down. If you have any questions, please call 713-308-1300 for an instant answer or you can email me.
Some of the problems encountered yesterday that you can avoid are as follows:
First and foremost, meet the requirements to apply!
Click here: http://www.houstontx.gov/police/career/requirements.htm
Flip flops, jeans, t-shirts, shorts…really? Dress in business attire or business casual. This is a job interview; leave an impression, not a wrong impression.
Have all your documents when you come down. You will be turned away if you do not have ALL your documents. Unless you just like driving downtown, have all your documents in order with copies when you arrive. ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS!
Click here: http://www.houstontx.gov/police/career/required_documents.htm
Don’t have your pet chicken fill out the forms. It’s really hard to read the scratch. Write legibly and neatly. Make sure all the blanks are filled. Remember, as you go along in the process, the Chief of Police will be looking at your file if you are chosen as a cadet. Do you really want the Chief of Police wondering about your writing skills?
Fill out the forms correctly. Follow instructions. This is a detail oriented job. If you can not fill out simple forms while you are going through the hiring process what makes you think that you can fill out arrest warrants and detailed police reports? Take your time and do it right the first time.
Make sure you have your NEOGOV application receipt! Even if you applied in the past, you must fill out a new NEOGOV application. Click here for the career website and to apply online: http://www.houstontx.gov/police/career/index.htm
Yes, we did away with the height and weight requirement, but you still have to be in shape. You will be required to run the mile and a half, 300 meters, pushups and vertical jump. If you are overweight and out of shape, you might want to wait before you apply.
Click here: http://www.houstontx.gov/police/career/physical_agility_fitness.htm
In closing, take this advice to heart; I really want to help you achieve your dream of becoming a police officer with HPD. If you have any questions, please email me before you take the plunge. Remember, if you need your answer right away, you can always call Recruiting at
In the mean time “google” this phrase Allzeit Bereit and keep it in mind from here on out.
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