1. Entry Level Officer


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Age:
    • Be at least twenty-one years old by the date of commission or not more than forty-five years old at the time of hire
    • OR
    • Be at least eighteen years of age and:
      • Have an associate's degree; or sixty semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university
      • Have received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States with at least two years of active service.
  • Has graduated from high school or completed the general educational development (GED) test
  • Successfully pass a Civil Service Exam
  • Has the ability to fluently read, write, and speak the English language
  • Excellent health and physical condition
  • Possess a valid Texas driver's license without restrictions other than eyeglass restrictions (Code A)
  • Is not addicted to narcotics and does not indulge in excessive use of intoxicants
  • Has never been convicted of a Class A misdemeanor or any felony at any time
  • Is not under indictment for any criminal offense
  • Has never executed at any time a confession to a felony offense, such confession being admissible as evidence against the person in any criminal proceeding in any state or federal court
  • Has not been convicted of family violence
  • Has not been convicted or been on court-ordered community supervision for any Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years
  • Has not been discharged from military service under less than honorable conditions

Cadet Flyer

APD Police Cadet Flyer 2023

  1. Lateral Officer
  1. Testing Process
  1. Training