Employment Guidelines

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.
  1. Interested candidates will complete an employment application form that is available on the Baylor University website via the Human Resources Department.
  2. Applications will be screened for qualified applicants and from that screening process will come invitations for formal interviews.
  3. Applicants will interview with a Baylor Police Department employment application committee.
  4. Candidates identified to continue in the employment process will be contacted and scheduled for further testing.
  5. Candidates not selected to continue will be notified by the Human Resources Department.
  6. Candidates selected to continue on will be exposed to additional testing as follow:
    • Psychological examination
    • Physical examination
    • Drug screening
A comprehensive background investigation will be conducted.
  1. 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
  1. All applicants shall possess a minimum of a high school diploma. GED\'s will not be considered.
  2. Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of 30 hours college credit.
  3. Applicants must be a minimum of 22 years of age at the time of their commissioning.
  4. 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.
  5. Applicants must have completed a state certified police academy or have prior verifiable police experience.
EEOC Statement

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. 

Department of Public Safety

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