Traffic and Criminal Records

September 3, 2020
  • Being prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle;

  • Having been convicted of three (3) or more traffic violations, or a conviction of failing to maintain financial responsibility within the last 12 months, will disqualify the applicant for three (3) years from the date of the last traffic violation or offense conviction;

  • Having been convicted of six (6) or more traffic violations, or a conviction of failing to maintain financial responsibility within the last 24 months, will disqualify the applicant for 3 years from the date of the last traffic violation conviction;

  • The applicant's driver license has been suspended for refusal to submit to a chemical test within the last five years;

  • Currently on probation for any traffic offense or having a suspended driver license, applicant can not apply within 3 years of the date the probation was completed or date the suspension was lifted;

  • Currently delinquent or having been delinquent in child support payments within the last 5 years as determined by a court or the Texas Attorney General’s Office;

  • Having been or currently on court-ordered supervision or probation for any offense of the grade of felony or Class A misdemeanor;

  • Having been convicted of any offense of the grade of felony or Class A misdemeanor;

  • Having been on or currently on court-ordered supervision or probation for any criminal offense of the grade of Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years;

  • Having been convicted of an offense of the grade of a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years;

  • Having been convicted of a family violence offense;

  • Currently being under indictment or criminal investigation;

  • Being prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition;

  • Having committed theft(s) while in a position of trust or in a pattern that shows habitual theft will permanently disqualify the applicant;

Contact DPS Recruiting toll free at:

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