HPD requirement for Military Veterans has changed. You must have at least ONE of these three qualifications:
- 1) At least 48 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university with at minimum of a 2.0 grade point average (Please Note: “Developmental” or “Remedial” classes do not count towards the minimum 48 credit hours); OR
- 2) A minimum of 18 months active duty in the United States armed forces and received an honorable discharge; OR
- 3) At least five years of full-time employment as a peace officer licensed by TCOLE or an equivalent licensing entity in another state.
The change is to #2. Previously, you needed 2 years of active duty; now you can apply with HPD with 18 months of active duty and an honorable discharge.
For more information, go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the Recruiting Unit at 713-308-1300 or (800) 252-0473.