Want to join HPD?
A lateral entry class has been approved for August, 2017. This class is for individuals who already have a TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement) license.
In addition to being a licensed peace officer, you must meet one of these other requirements also:
At least 3 years of law enforcement experience from sworn date plus a minimum of 18 months active duty with an honorable discharge
At least 3 years of law enforcement experience from sworn date plus 48 semester hours of credit with at least a 2.0 grade point average
At least 5 years of law enforcement experience
The lateral entry academy will be 9 weeks long, but the field training will be the same as traditional academy classes. Other traditional requirements for joining HPD apply and can be found here.
For more information about joining HPD, please go to www.hpdcareer.com or call the HPD Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300.