Communications Operator Recruitment
All interpretations regarding these rules will be made by the Chief of Police or his designate.
Communications Operator Requirements
Be at least 18 years of age.
Must have high-school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License by date of hire.
Must be able to type 35 WPM.
Must attend and pass TCLOE training for Police Communications within twelve (12) months of employment.
Communications Operator Automatic Disqualifications
Any of the following will disqualify an applicant from further consideration at any stage of the process:
Having a conviction for, being under indictment for, or currently charged with any felony offense.
Having a conviction for or currently charged with any misdemeanor offense involving moral turpitude within 5 years preceding the date of application.
Having a conviction for or currently charged with any offense above the grade of a class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years
Currently being on probation or any court ordered community supervision for any criminal
Within two (2) years preceding date of application, having used marijuana.
Within five (5) years preceding the date of application, having illegally used any controlled substance or dangerous drug other than marijuana.
Having illegally furnished any controlled substance or dangerous drug to another.
Not being of good moral character; or being known to habitually associate with those of questionable moral character.
1. Tattoos, including body art and brandings, must not be visible when wearing any authorized police uniform, when on duty in plain clothes, including civilian employees while on duty, or otherwise representing the department. The only acceptable methods for covering tattoos, body art, or branding are with the official uniform or plainclothes apparel.
2. Tattoos, including body art and brandings, on the head, face, lips, ears, nose, and neck are prohibited. It is highly recommended to have any visible body art approved through a waiver prior to application.
Having a history of delinquent payments or of not meeting financial obligations or repeated occurrences of issuing checks without sufficient funds, without extenuating circumstances.
Having been discharged from military service with a dishonorable discharge; or a general discharge indicating: (A.) bad conduct; or (B.) any other characterization indicating bad character.
Being a member of any organization which advocates the overthrow of the government by force or violence.
Failing to cooperate fully with and keep all scheduled appointments with staff personnel involved in the selection process, failing to provide added personal information as needed, or failing to submit information update/changes within ten days of the change.
Refusal to submit to a polygraph exam during the background investigation.
Having made application with the Copperas Cove Police Department within the previous 12 months and was not selected based on a background investigation or oral board rejection.
Making any false statement of fact, being deceptive by statement or omission in the applicant screening checklist and/or the written application or by any means in any part of the selection process. Disqualification is for a minimum of one year from the date of application.
Failure to supply the needed documents and/or submit the application within the specified time limits.
Making false statements, falsely swearing to statements or in any other manner falsifying testimony in any official matter or in any significant business transaction.
Without being specifically enumerated in the above disqualifiers, if circumstances exist which indicate the applicant is clearly unsuited for a career with the Copperas Cove Police Department, the application will be rejected.
Having a conviction for or currently charged with any offense involving family violence.
Starting Salary: $16.15/hour
Medical: Humana Insurance
Dental: MetLife Insurance
Retirement: Texas Municipal Retirement System,
Deferred Compensation Program
Life and Accident Insurance
Long Term Disability
Paid Leave: Vacation, Sick Leave, 13 Paid Holidays, Personal Leave, Birthday Leave
View additional information on benefits HERE