Harlingen Police Dept. to Hold First Assessment since Applicant’s Death
HARLINGEN – Harlingen police announced their plans to hold their first entry-level police officer testing since the death of an applicant in June.
The 26-year-old applicant collapsed while completing the final stages of a new hire job assessment on a running track. He later died at a hospital.
Harlingen police officials said applicants are asked to do the same tasks in the job assessment as they would do in the field.
EMS units will be on standby to monitor all applicants.
Testing begins Nov. 3.