How to Apply


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The Hiring Process

  • The first step in the application process is to fill out our quick one page preliminary application here. Once that is submitted, a member of our recruiting team will reach out to you to schedule a time to take the 2000m Concept2 row test.
  • Complete the Concept2 Row Test - 2000 meter, Damper set to 5 at the 40% or greater level for your age, gender and weight. Here is a link to the Texas DPS rower calculator - DPS Concept2 Rower calculator . With this, you can determine the time needed to pass the test at the 40% or greater level.
  • Fill out the application packet, found here - Police Application (PDF). Please make sure the application packet is completed in its entirety and notarized in each place it is required.
  • Submit the application packet with the required documents via email or mail to:
    • Email Recruiting
    • Mail to: 
      West Lake Hills Police Department
      Attn: Recruiting
      911 Westlake Drive
      West Lake Hills, TX 78746
  • If selected, you will be contacted for an Oral Interview Board
  • If you are successful on the Oral Interview Board, you will be required to pass an extensive background investigation (Applicants who successfully pass will be given a Conditional Offer of Employment).
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Examination /Drug Screen
  • Once all the required testing and background investigation has been completed successfully, the applicant is hired


Email Police Department Recruiting with any questions regarding the application process.