Additional Points on Exam

Applicants who pass the examination with a score of 70 or more, and meet the criteria for additional points, will receive a maximum of 5 additional points to be added to their examination score for a total score. The following required documents must be attached through the online application process by February 27, 2017 to be eligible for the additional points. If you need assistance, call 512-393-8066.

Prior Law Enforcement Experience


A letter from a current or prior employer issued on official letterhead documenting a minimum of 2 years of prior civilian law enforcement experience (EXCLUDES military or corrections experience). Telephone and email contact information shall be included for verification.

Military Points


Requires 2 years prior honorable military experience (Honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces). Eligible applicants shall submit a non-returnable copy of their DD-214 (Member 4. The DD-214 must reflect at least 2 years of active duty AND the word "Honorable" must be printed in the "Character of Service" section. The "Member-4 inches form includes the character of service.