Euless Seeking Future Police Officers at SHSU

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The Euless Police Department is coming to SHSU to administer its written and physical test for police officers.

The Euless Police Department is coming to Sam Houston State University to offer the written and physical tests for those interested in serving as police officers in the community.

“Sam Houston State University has a long reputation of being an excellent criminal justice school,” said Senior Corporal Bryan Gardner of the Euless Police Department. “They are well-known in the field.”

Euless, a diverse community of 60,000 people, is located between Dallas and Fort Worth in the metroplex that includes the home of the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, and Six Flags over Texas. It also includes the Texas Star Golf Course and the Dallas Stars minor league hockey training facility.

The department is currently hiring five new officers and will be on campus on Saturday, March 25 for testing. To be eligible to participate, students must contact Senior Corporate Bryan Gardner at or call him at (917) 685-1548 by March 17th to register.

To apply, students are required to be a U.S. citizen, 21 years old at the time of licensing, in good health with normal hearing, with vision correctable to 20/20 and free of color-blindness, and have 30 college hours college education or two years of experience.

Students will be given two hours to complete the written exam, and the physical exam will take about an hour at Pritchett Field. The physical test included a 1.5-mile run within 14 min., 36 sec.; a 300-meter sprint within 1 min., 11 sec.; 25 sit ups within 1 min.; and 30 pushups. Up to 66 people will be permitted to take the tests.

“We are a good combination of traditional policing – we put the bad guys in jail when they need to be in jail – and some cutting edge technology and techniques,” said Gardner. “We provide community policing, and we are very service oriented. We used the servant-leadership model and it starts from the very top.”

Euless provides numerous career advancements, and qualified officers my pursue options in specialized divisions after three years on the job. These divisions include Traffic, Neighborhood Police Officer, Street Crime Unit, Narcotic Task Force, Auto Theft Task Force, Crime Scene Technician, School Resource Officer, SWAT, Honor Guard, Warrant Officer and Internal Affairs.

The starting salary for a Euless police officer is $60,288. For more information, visit the Euless Police Department at

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