Personnel & Training


Responsibilities of the Personnel and Training Unit include:
  • Maintaining all departmental training records and personnel files
  • Ensuring all state-mandated training objectives are met - The Department is currently required to provide 40 hours of intermediate level training for each commissioned officer every two years
  • Providing training opportunities to all civilian and police employees
  • Processing and integrating new employees into the Department


Requirements to become a Greenville Police Officer are:
  • Pass a Civil Service Examination
  • Pass a Criminal History and Drivers License Check
  • Pass a Background Check
  • Pass an Oral Interview Board
  • Pass a Polygraph and Psychological Exam
  • Pass a Physical and WorkSteps Exam
  • Graduate from a Basic Police Academy - Approximately 856 hours of classroom and practical training
  • Pass a stringent State licensing examination
  • Complete 18 weeks of field training with a GPD Field Training Officer

Ongoing Training

In addition to the above requirements, all officers must:
  • Complete a mandatory 40 hours of training every two years in order to maintain their State license
  • Participate in firearm qualifications every six months
  • Attend other training as required by the Department and the State of Texas