City of Benbrook
The Benbrook Police Department will conduct the Entrance Level Exam on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. Candidates successfully completing the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer. The eligibility list will remain active for one year from date of written exam unless exhausted.
The written examination will be held at the Benbrook Senior Citizen Building located at 1010 Mercedes Street, Benbrook, TX 76126. Applicants will have 2 hours to complete the written examination. It will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions.
Candidates passing the written exam portion of the exam will be directed to the Benbrook Police Department building, 1080 Mercedes Street to complete physical agility testing. The testing will be performed on a Concept 2 Rowing Machine. Physical readiness will be established at 25% VO2 max percentage based on a 2,000 meter row.
Complete Exam Notice
Preparation Manual and Practice Test Link (at candidate expense)
Salary is $57,498 to $73,384 annually. A signing bonus of $5,000 is available to certified police officers. Benefits: 12 paid holidays; 15 vacation days and 15 sick leave days; longevity pay; Texas Municipal Retirement System – City matches 2:1 with 5 year vesting; certification pay; medical, dental and life insurance which is provided at the City’s expense; uniforms and equipment (including body armor and weapons) are provided. Family insurance coverage and deferred compensation is available at employee expense.
All individuals seeking employment as a police officer will undergo the following:
Open, competitive and free Civil Service Examination, which tests general knowledge and aptitude
Oral Review Board
Polygraph/psychological examination/medical physical
Police academy and job assignment
must score 70 or better, exam score ranks candidates, five (5) points are added to passing score for military experience with honorable discharge. A copy of the DD214 must be provided by the exam date. Late submittal will not be accepted.
HOW TO APPLY
All applicants must be registered by Monday February 12, 2018. Applications are available by download for submital. Complete applications may be faxed to 817-443-6204.
PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENTS
All applicants must complete a City of Benbrook Police Department Personal History Statement Packet. The personal History Statement will be due on Friday, March 2, 2018. Please read the Personal History Statement Letter and download the Personal History Statement .
The ability of the City of Benbrook to shape its future is intimately tied to its past. Knowing our history allows us to better understand the planning and decisions of those who came before us. To know our history helps us the following ways: Prior transportation and land subdivision actions profoundly affect the ability to make future land use decisions by establishing the framework within which future development can take place. Prior economic activity tends to direct future economic activity along associated lines. Prior planning activities, whether implemented or not, also continue to influence land use decisions, directly or in directly.