Testing & Examinations

Employment Requirements

  • Written examination-
    • Police Officer Selection Test (POST)
  • Physical fitness assessment test
    • All applicants must pass the entrance physical readiness test on the Concept2 Rower at the 50 percentile according to their age and gender. Applicants that do not pass the entrance physical readiness test on the Concept2 rower will not be allowed to continue in the application process.
    • Your physical readiness score plays a role in your overall ranking. Applicants meeting the minimum 50% physical fitness requirements will be less likely to make it through the application process due to an average low ranking score.
    • To calculate your minimum standard at the 50 percentile for the Concept2 rowing test follow the link below, or contact Sergeant Cris Brichetto at cbrichetto@granbury.org.
    • DPS Rowing Calculator - Click on the link, scroll down the page and enter your gender, age range, and weight into the calculator and it will tell you the time needed to row a 50%.
  • Oral Interview
  • Thorough background investigation
    • This includes being fingerprinted and being subjected to a search of local, state, and national records and fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record
  • Medical examination (including a drug screen)
  • Psychological examination
  • Polygraph