City of Athens
Police Officer
Full-time
City of Athens
Athens Police Department
202 W. Scott Street
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 
Police Officer Entry-Level Examination Beginning salary: $40,064 per year plus a $3,000 sign on bonus 
 
 
The City of Athens Police Department will conduct a written entry exam and physical ability test to create an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.   
 
Written Test will begin at 4:00 p.m.  Report to the site by 3:50 p.m.  
 
Location:  Athens Partnership Center     Derek Daniels Room     201 W. Corsicana     Athens, TX 75751 
 
The Physical Ability Test will follow at 6:30 p.m. for all candidates who complete the written exam with a score of 70 or above. 
 
Location:  Athens Police Department        202 W. Scott Street      Athens, Tx 75751  
 
Applicants must meet minimum certification requirements as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as well as score a minimum of 70% of correct answers on the written exam to be on the eligibility list. The eligibility list created from the exam will be in effect for 1 year following the date of the exam. 
 
Interested candidates must complete the Application for Examination for Entry Level Police Officer and the City of Athens Application for Employment which can be obtained from City Hall, located at 508 E. Tyler St., Athens, Texas.  The completed applications must be submitted by returning to City Hall on or before September 25th, 2018 to be eligible to test. 
 
On exam day, qualified applicants: 
 
  • Must provide a DD-214 to prove eligibility for an additional five (5) points of Military Service Credit (if applicable). 
  • Must present a valid form of government issued photo ID, such as a current driver’s license.
  • May not bring any electronic devices into the testing room. These items are not permitted.
  • Must turn in all materials at the end of the testing period. No testing materials may be removed from the testing facility.  
 
For more information contact the Human Resources Department at 903-677-6639