Civil Service Exams


The practice version of the POST contains detailed feedback for any test item answered incorrectly by the applicant, giving them a better understanding of personal areas of strength, and opportunities for development. Here is a link to the practice test and study guide.

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• You will submit a Personal History Statement and required documents

• A Background Investigation will commence

• Applicants may be subject to a Polygraph Exam if the assigned Background Investigator finds that an applicant has been deceptive during the Background Investigation

• Interview with Chief / Conditional Offer of Employment

• Physical (Medical) Screening

• Psychological Evaluation

• Galveston Police Department In-Service Academy

• Sworn as a Police Officer with the Galveston Police Department