Disqualification Criteria

Temporary or Permanent Disqualifiers

If, at any point, the applicant is determined to meet any of the following disqualifiers, the application process for that individual may be terminated at the discretion of the Chief or Assistant Chief:

  • Abuse of inhalants within last three years. (Examples include but are not limited to paint, paint thinner, Freon, and gasoline).
  • Conviction of any offense involving illegal drugs according to the requirements set by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) or Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) security rules.
  • Involvement in the illegal manufacture, sale, delivery or furnishing of any controlled substance or drug to another with the expectation that a personal benefit would be received as a result of the actions. - Permanent Disqualification.
  • Possession or use of any Penalty Group 1 or 2 substance within the last three years. (Examples include but are not limited to: cocaine, morphine, opium, heroin, LSD, PCP, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and Oxycontin)
  • Possession or use of marijuana within the last three years.
  • Possession or use, without a prescription, of any Penalty Group 3 drug; within the last three years. (Examples include but are not limited to: steroids, Xanax, hydrocodone, Ambien, Ritalin, and codeine).

See the section at the following link: Criminal History requirements under the Hiring Process Overview.