By BRAD KELLAR
The Greenville Police Department will be conducting an examination next week in the search for new officers for the local squad.
Applications for the exam will be accepted until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The entry level officer test will be given at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 44, possess a valid driver’s license with no prior felony convictions, and vision must be a minimum of binocular 20/200 corrected to 20/20.
Applicants with prior military service must have an honorable discharge.
Minimum education standards include either a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate with a minimum of 12 hours from an institution of higher education with at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or a high school equivalency certificate and an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States after at least 24 months of active duty service.
Applications are available at the City of Greenville Human Resources Office in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street; by mail through P.O. Box 1049, Greenville, Texas 75403; through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the City’s website at www.ci.greenville.tx.us.
The starting salary for an entry level officer is $3,623 per month, or $43,476 per year.
Under the police department’s “lateral entry program,” applicants previously certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) who have at least six years’ service can earn up to $4,875 per month, or $58,500 per year.