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  • Becoming a cop in texas?

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    Hiring is pretty similar. Some will send you to an academy while others will require you to have your license to apply. You would have to pay and go to an academy.

    If you get hired as a Trooper, they have their own academy that you will go to.

    No length or residency required by the state, but some agencies may have them.

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      I made the move from the Chicago area. If you do enjoy the different seasons and the snow you probably won't get much of it down here. You don't get that distinct fall, winter, and spring.

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        Sure you do Corona, it just may be about a week long.
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          I would really make an effort to visit the state during July or August. My other half is from Wisonsin and she despises the summers. We are about 25 degrees warmer than yall are right now (at least the Milwaukee area) and we wont have a break in the heat until October. Like it was mentioned in another post...if you are a fan of seasons and snow...then you may be in for some major disappointment. It sounds like you may still be pretty young....may give you plenty of opportunity and to visit and stay with family down here for a few weeks in the summer to get a feel for it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rudy8116 View Post
            Sure you do Corona, it just may be about a week long.
            You speak the truth Rudy!

            52 weeks in year

            25= summer (blisteringly hot)
            1= fall (pleasant)
            25= winter aka summer v2.0
            1= spring (pleasant)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by corona11 View Post
              If you do enjoy the different seasons and the snow you probably won't get much of it down here
              Come to the Panhandle...we "can" have a little piece of each season in a single day!
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              • #8
                Well I'm not sure how this will work now. DPS just made a residency requirement to get your TX DL and DPS academy requires you to get your TX DL when you start (at least they did for my class) I'm sure they will have some kind of plan though to counter it.

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                  • #10
                    Dps stands for the department of public safety and is the department that the state troopers are under. Everybody down here just calls the troopers dps.

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                        While it won't necessarily preclude you from being hired, I can speak from experience that you are looked harder upon when you don't have any Texas references local to the area in which your applying. Most departments that I've applied to, enjoy driving to your reference's residence and interviewing them.

                        I didn't have any. I'm currently in the final stages of a few different departments. Has it prevented me from being hired, that's not yet clear, but I've made it this far. It has however, forced me to explain it on more than one occasion to the same individuals.

                        But you said you have family moving here, so it could possibly not even be an issue. Just something to think about it. It surely, in no way, should influence your final decision.

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                        • #13
                          I've been a County Police Officer in MD for 8 years, great benefits, great pay, but the county is getting smaller and the judicial system more liberal. Trying to make up my mind to be a Trooper (specifically in TX) and looking for a DPS that can share experience and answer few questions. Thanks

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                              Just know that in Texas, the highway patrol or state troopers are assigned posts based on seniority. You might land in the beautiful hill country to live and land a job with DPS, only to be offered a remote post in the panhandle aka wind swept prairie. You might have to wait a long time to be offered a post where you want to be unless this has changed. I think most troopers start out in drivers license bureaus and enter a waiting list for troop assignments, again based on what becomes available and bid on by seniority. I'm sure one of our resident troopers will correct me if my information is mistaken.

                              A college class is typically referred to by assigned college credit hours. Most courses are either three or four credit hours per semester, i.e a class involving a lab will probably be four while a writing class may be three. I think your just dealing with different terminology here.

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