Minimum Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements to be considered for a position as a Police Officer with the Galveston Police Department. 

You MUST meet these requirements to apply!

  • Must be 21 years of age by swear in date
  • Must not have reached their 45th birthday by the date of hire
  • High School Graduate OR attained GED AND 12 credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Not prohibited by State or Federal law from operating a motor vehicle
  • Not prohibited by State or Federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition
  • Good physical and mental condition
  • No felony convictions
  • Has never been convicted of a Family Violence Offense
  • Has never been convicted of a Class A Misdemenor
  • Has not been convicted of a Class B Misdemenor in the last 10 years
  • Has never been discharged from the Military under a less than honorable discharge