Tactical Flight Officer Requirements
40.03 General Qualification Requirements
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a standard high school.
Must have successfully completed the DPS All-Service Recruit School and be
currently employed as a DPS commissioned officer who has advanced to
the rank of Trooper I and is not on probation. The applicant must have a
minimum of one year of continuous service immediately prior to the date
of the transfer request to the TFO position.
- Law Enforcement Certificate.
Must possess a Basic Peace Officer Certificate issued by the Texas
Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
Must possess a current FAA medical certificate to apply for the
position. Once selected for the position of Tactical Flight Officer,
must maintain a current third-class FAA medical certificate.
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities.
- Knowledge of generally accepted police techniques, procedures, and methodologies.
- Knowledge of state and federal statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to
traffic and criminal law enforcement.
- Knowledge of Department and Aircraft Section policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of aircraft safety.
- Ability to react calmly and to display leadership in emergency situations; to
evaluate and make sound decisions regarding flight conditions; and to work effectively
and efficiently with co-pilot, other departmental personnel, other law enforcement
and governmental agencies' personnel, and the general public.
- Other Requirements.
- Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
- Must pass a semiannual firearms qualification test.
- Must meet annual Physical Readiness Testing standards.
- Frequent overnight and occasional weeklong travel is required.
- Subject to call twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.