Hiring Process

This page will explain our hiring process for new Snyder Police Officers. There are a number of steps which must be completed prior to receiving an offer for employment. All steps in the hiring process must be successfully completed in order for you to be hired. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements below will be disqualified.  Please note: Out of town applicants will be required to travel to Snyder at least 5 times throughout the hiring process.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, 20 for Academy Cadets meeting TCOLE exemptions
  • Must possess a Basic Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, or be currently enrolled in a basic licensing course approved by TCOLE.
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid driver license
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must read, write, and speak English

  1. Written Application & Personal History Statement
  2. Applicant Ride Alongs
  3. Medical & Psychological Exams
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Oral Board Interview
  6. Conditional Job Offer
  7. Physical and Drug Screen
  8. Probationary Employment

Written Application & Personal History Statement

All City of Snyder Police Applicants must submit a City of Snyder Employment application and Personal History Statement. Both Documents can be obtained on the Apply Now page.

Applicants should not send an personal information such as social security card, birth certificate, or driver license information to recruiters via email. Submitting personal information by email is not a secure form of communication and could result in those items not being accepted. 

All City of Snyder applications, Personal History Statements, and accompanying required documents must be hand delivered or mailed to the department clearly marked "PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL" to Snyder Police Department, ATTN: Recruiting, 400 37th Street Snyder, TX 79549.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.