Dropping my retirement paperwork this coming May with final date to be about 8-9 months later and just found out that since I'm past 45 years old I'm not allowed to apply for most of the police departments in my area where my house is. (Salado Texas) There is a state law that states if the deparment is civil service you are not allowed to apply if you are older than 45 years old. Twenty six years of Active Duty and I can't apply because I will be 47 at the time of retirement. Very disappointing. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!