Civil Service

The Pharr Police Department is a civil service department which means to be considered for employment as a police officer you must first meet these standardized requirements listed below.

  •  Be a United States Citizen by birth or naturalization
  • Possession of valid (Texas) driver’s license
  • Be eligible for licensing by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement
  • At least 21 years of age and not have reached their 45th birthday
  • Be proficient in reading and writing the English language
  • Must meet all physical agility requirements with a 40% passing rate; however standard passing rate once a police officer will be 60% passing rate

Eligible applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Must not have been convicted for any offense of class B or class A.
  • No conviction of any family violence offense.
  • Must have not been convicted of felony offense.
  • Applicants that have been arrested on felony charges and not convicted may not be considered.
  • Applicants that have two or more separate moving traffic violations in their driving record (prior two years) may be disqualified.
  • Bi-lingual applicants (English and Spanish) will be given special preference
To find out when the next Civil Service Exam is please call 956-402-4000 or visit: