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Other Disqualifiers

Applicant must be of good moral character and habits. An investigation will be made regarding character, habits, previous employment, or other matters necessary to satisfactorily establish good moral character, habits, honesty, truth, and veracity. Credit history and financial condition of the applicant will be reviewed. Credit history will not be sole basis for disqualification.

Applicants must answer truthfully and fully all questions asked of them. Any misrepresentation or omission of any material fact on the application, other department forms, during the background investigation, or in any phase of the selection process may disqualify the applicant.

If an investigation discloses a willful misrepresentation, omission or falsification, the application will be rejected and the applicant will be permanently disqualified from applying in the future.

Having committed sufficient criminal activities to establish a pattern of disregard for the law will permanently disqualify the applicant.

Having committed any detected or undetected crime of a serious or aggravated nature including, but not limited to: criminal homicide, kidnapping, sexual assault, sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child, incest, felony assault will permanently disqualify the applicant.

Commission of a detected or undetected serious crime as an adult, which constitutes a felony, domestic violence, Class A misdemeanor, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, repeated misdemeanor offenses, or a crime involving violence that occurred within 10 years prior to the submission of the application will disqualify the applicant.

Any undetected crimes occurring beyond the ten year period will be subject to further review.

Having been involved with seditious movements, terrorist activities, or any efforts to violently overthrow the United States government will permanently disqualify the applicant.

Disciplinary action in prior employment, the military or educational institutions will be a basis for further evaluation. Applicant cannot reapply within 1 year from the date they were disqualified.

Other indications of criminal history will be individually evaluated.

If applicant is not recommended for an assessment board interview, or not recommended for a conditional job offer, the applicant will not be eligible to reapply for 1 year from the not recommended date. After three (3) application processes being not recommended, the applicant cannot reapply for ten (10) years from the last date not recommended.

Contact DPS Recruiting toll free at:

1-866-898-7667
or email
JoinDPS@dps.texas.gov