Baylor Police Employment Guidelines
The Baylor University Police Department has established the following procedures and guidelines that describe the process by which an individual may become a commissioned police officer with this agency.
- Interested candidates will complete an employment application form that is available on the Baylor University website via the Human Resources Department.
- Applications will be screened for qualified applicants and from that screening process will come invitations for formal interviews.
- Applicants will interview with a Baylor Police Department employment application committee.
- Candidates identified to continue in the employment process will be contacted and scheduled for further testing.
- Candidates not selected to continue will be notified by the Human Resources Department.
- Candidates selected to continue on will be exposed to additional testing as follow:
- Psychological examination
- Physical examination
- Drug screening
- Prior arrests that may include a Class B misdemeanor or above will serve as an immediate dis-qualifier. Class C arrests will be reviewed to determine the severity of the incident and may serve as a dis-qualifier as well. Any arrests within the preceding 5 years will serve as immediate dis-qualifiers.
Police Officer Qualifications
- All applicants shall possess a minimum of a high school diploma. GED\'s will not be considered.
- Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of 30 hours college credit.
- Applicants must be a minimum of 22 years of age at the time of their commissioning.
- Applicants must possess a current Drivers license and have not had more than 2 moving citations in the past two years. If the applicants Drivers license has ever been suspended, that will be an immediate dis-qualifier.
- Applicants must have completed a state certified police academy or have prior verifiable police experience.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.