Ok, we're family by now right? What I mean is, by now I think it's safe to say that most of you know me well enough to know a few things.  You probably know I'm a unicorn, I love nachos and when it comes to law enforcement, I'm a big fan....like I fan girl out around anyone in law enforcement and first responders. So I get asked pretty often why I don't just make a run at being a police officer. Just today a long time friend asked me why I don't just come work for him. "Tryouts" for the Midland Police department are going down February 29th and I encourage anyone with an interest to show up and make a go at it. You can contact Sgt. Jimmy Young with personnel and recruiting at 432-685-7590 or Ofc. Bianca Rodriguez at 432-685-7121 for information and dates.  I have the upmost confidence that there aren't many people who would have trouble with any of the requirements...however....if you're wondering why I won't be trying out on February 29th it comes down to three things...

Three things you need to be able to do, three things that most of you would breeze right through, three things keeping me from my dream....those three things? 30 sit-ups, 25 push-ups and a 1.5 mile run. Can't do it kids. I can't do 3 sit-ups let alone 30. Push-ups? PHHSSHHHH!!!! NOPE.   Oh and you want me to run...RUN for 1.5 miles...oh no Jesus, can't do it. That doesn't mean you can't though. Here are some of the requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate or GED equivalent with 12 college credit hours from an accredited school with a 2.0 or higher GPA.

College hours must be from one of the following accreditation agencies:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Additional Requirements

  • Age 21 or older
  • Normal hearing corrected or uncorrected with uncorrected hearing loss not to exceed moderate
  • Applicants must be able to pass the Department’s Physical Assessment Standards
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license at the time of employment
  • No felony conviction, class B misdemeanor or higher in the last 10 years, or a domestic violence offense. No history of criminal or improper conduct or poor driving record, which may affect the suitability for law enforcement work.
  • If prior military service or law enforcement, an applicant must have an honorable discharge
  • Must meet all conditions required to obtain TCLEOSE Basic Peace Officer Certification