Rule 6: Employment Criteria

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The purpose of this rule is to establish policy and procedures that standardize the hiring process for applicants who seek employment with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. It is the goal of the Sheriff’s Department to treat every applicant in a respectful and equitable manner during the hiring process while conforming to the legal requirements of federal, state and local law and allow every applicant an equal opportunity to demonstrate his/her suitability for employment.


The application process shall be administered in accordance with rules set forth by the Harris County Sheriff’s Department and adopted by the Civil Service Commission.

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