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No. A Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is typically used as a way to allow the public to get a view of the inner workings of a police department. You do not receive any type of State Certification to be a Peace Officer in a CPA. You should make sure the academy you attend will end with a state peace officer certification if you are wanting to apply to be a Police Officer.
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Yes, you must be a United States citizen.
There is no age limit to apply, however you must pass all phases of the hiring process.
To submit an application:
The hiring process can vary anywhere from 2 to 4 months.
Yes. Please see our Lateral Officers page to see if you qualify as a lateral applicant.
Yes, the Department’s Recruitment Unit will conduct its own thorough background investigation on everyone who makes it to the background phase of the hiring process.
If you are a potential applicant, contact our Recruiting Unit at 832-595-3800 to request approval for a ride along.
Personnel may exhibit visible tattoos, body art, or branding that is approved by the Chief of Police. Any tattoos, body art, and branding on the head, face, neck and hands are prohibited.
Yes. Mustaches shall be neatly trimmed at all times. Facial hair may be worn and must be neatly trimmed and well groomed. The length of facial hair must be kept trimmed to a half-inch or less.
You will need to purchase your own firearm, ammunition, footwear and handcuffs. The department will provide you with uniforms, ballistic vest, duty belt and accessories.
At this time, Rosenberg Police Department does not send any applicants to the police academy. There are several academies located in the Fort Bend County and Houston area where you can receive you State Peace Officer Certification.
You may apply for employment while still enrolled in a police academy, however you are not eligible for hire until you complete the academy and are a licensed Texas Peace Officer.
Lying, omitting or minimizing facts is where most applicants get dropped. Usually, the act in and of itself would not disqualify the applicant, but because an integrity violation occurs, the applicant is disqualified.