Employment Information

Position Descriptions
The Hewitt Police Department is responsible for enforcing all state and local laws and providing for the safety of the citizens we serve. Our police officers carry out numerous law enforcement tasks including patrolling assigned areas, responding to calls for police service, investigating motor vehicle crashes, enforcing traffic laws, investigating crimes, and arresting offenders.

Our officers are expected to be proactive and to build positive relationships within the community. Working in a spirit of cooperation with citizens, our officers suppress crime and resolve problems in the community, thereby making Hewitt a safer place to live, work, and play.

Applications may be obtained from the City of Hewitt Human Resources Office at 200 Patriot Court Hewitt, Texas, 76643. For more information, call (254) 666-1661 and ask for the Human Resources Generalist - Stephanie Thompson.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must:
  • Be 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver's license from their current state of residence
  • Possess a high school diploma or a general equivalency development certificate (GED)
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be able to perform the essential job functions of a police officer
  • Have a current Peace Officer Certification from TCLEOSE prior to testing

Other requirements and information may be found on the employment application, but each applicant must pass the Civil Service Examination and meet minimum standards relating to any criminal history, traffic violations, and previous usage of illicit drugs. A thorough background investigation will be conducted on each applicant to determine their suitability for employment.

Application Process
The Hewitt Police Department is a civil service employer and complies with Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code. All applicants will be screened according to the following procedures:
  • Civil service examination
  • Physical assessment
  • Background investigation
  • Medical examination
  • Drug screening
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Applicant review board