The City of Hewitt is a "Civil Service" city and adheres to the guidelines outlined in Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code and the City of Hewitt Police Officers' Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code and the City of Hewitt Police Officers' Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations establish the procedures for the appointment/hiring of all sworn peace officers in the City of Hewitt, Texas.
All individuals interested in becoming a Police Officer with the City of Hewitt must register and take entrance examinations (which are conducted as needed). Applicants are hired from a certified eligibility list created from an open, competitive written examination based on general knowledge, aptitude, and mental ability. To be considered for appointment/hiring, all applicants must successfully pass the entrance examination with a minimum score of 70%. Appointment/hiring is based on the number of vacancies and position/number on the eligibility list.