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No, there is no official study guide. The test will cover general knowledge topics including, but not limited to: grammar, math, and reading comprehension. The test is not specific to Haltom City and does not require knowledge of police procedures or penal codes.
There are multiple free and paid Civil Service study guides available online and at bookstores; however, none are endorsed by the Haltom City Police Department.
You will need to bring a valid government identification card, such as a driver's license or Armed Forces ID card. You will need to either wear or bring comfortable workout clothing for the physical fitness test. Water, a small towel, and a light snack are highly recommended. Water fountains and changing areas will be available for those who wish to utilize them.
No cellular phones, smartwatches, or other electronic devices will be allowed to be used during testing. Please leave any weapons in a secure location prior to entering the building.
A completed Personal History Statement (PHS), will be required. This will be completed digitally through our partner at Guardian Alliance.
Information on how to complete the PHS will be sent to you shortly.
If you score 70 or above, you will be escorted to another area to begin the row test. While you may change prior to this, it is recommended you come dressed to conduct the physical assessment. The rowing test is designed to determine the overall fitness level of an applicant. All applicants must pass the physical fitness test on the Concept2 Rower at the percentile calculated by the Texas Department of Public Safety that relates to the most current data set obtained from the Haltom City Police Department. The applicant's target time will be set according to their age, weight, and gender on the day of the exam.
Applicants not passing the entrance physical test on the Concept2 Rower will not be allowed to continue through the hiring process and may reapply during the next scheduled examination.
The Department's physical ability test consists of rowing 2000 meters on a Concept2 Rower with the damper set at level "5". Applicants cannot put their feet on the ground until they are finished.