The Fort Hood Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program will be hosting the Corpus Christi Police Department on Monday, January 11, 2021 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Copeland Soldier Center located on the Fort Hood Base.

The Corpus Christi Police Department currently has 158 Police Officers that have prior military service. We currently have an additional 19 officers that are active reservists.

If you are a veteran and interested in joining our team, call (361) 886-2626 to speak with one of our recruiters. Our recruiters will guide you through the process and will be able to answer any questions which you may have.

Prior military applicants receive five (5) additional veteran points on their civil service exam.

Cadets and Recruit Officers are able to utilize Post 9-11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill benefits during the Police Academy and Field Training stages.

The Corpus Christi Police Department offers 240 hours per year for military time, for those who are active reservists. That is in addition to the vacation, sick, personal and comp time officers already accrue.

In order to qualify for the 5 veteran points, applicants must pass with a minimum of 70% and achieve the cut-off score (if set). Only an “Honorable” discharge will qualify the applicant for the five (5) veteran points (given to applicant if they receive 70% or better on the written exam). The Honorable discharge must have occurred prior to the entrance exam. “General (under honorable conditions)” allows the applicant to take the test but will not qualify the applicant to be eligible to receive the veteran points. A DD-214 long form (member #4) must be received on or before the written exam date in order to receive veteran points.