Employment

The La Marque Police Department is a Civil Service agency and thus the hiring process is governed by Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code.

Testing
Testing is administered annually, or upon the exhaustion of the ‘Eligibility List.’ The La Marque Police Department is announcing a testing date for the Civil service test soon.

Vacancies
The Department has current vacancies and the test is being administered to fill those vacancies.

Apply
Click here to see if or when the next Police Entrance Exam will be available.  Please view the Police Entrance Examination notice before applying for a position. You must complete a Police Department Application (PDF) and the City of La Marque Employment Application (PDF) and deliver them to the La Marque City Hall; attention Patty Rees.

Qualifications
The minimum qualifications for employment with the La Marque Police Department are:
  1. The Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.
  2. The Applicant must be a US Citizen.
  3. The Applicant must possess a valid Texas Driver License and must prove a responsible 3-year driving history (less than 3 traffic citations in the past 2 years and no Driver License suspension within the past 5 years).
  4. The Applicant must not have a Felony conviction, must not be on Probation for any Criminal Offense and he or she must not have been convicted of a DWI or DUI within the past 5 years.
  5. The Applicant must possess a High School Diploma or a General Education Development Certificate.
  6. The Applicant must possess a Basic Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) or be enrolled in a TCOLE Certified Police Academy.