The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

University Police Division of Campus Safety & Security

Officers

Hiring Procedures

The selection process for cadets consists of five phases. 

Phase I

  • Application
  • Personal History Statement The selection process for cadets consists of five phases. 

1. Work History
2. References
3. Credit History

Phase II

  • Test 1 (written examination)
  • Test 2 (physical agility)
  • Test 3 (written examination)

Phase III

  • Pre-Polygraph Information Statement

Phase IV

  • Begin Background Investigation

1. Criminal History
2. Driver's License

  • Polygraph
  • Physical Examination and Drug Screening
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Interview I - Oral Review Board

Phase V

  • Interview II - Chief of Police

At the end of the hiring process, successful applicants will interview with the Chief of Police. Conditional job offers may be made, which are dependent upon the successful completion of all phases. 

Procedure for Qualifying Applicants