The Burleson Police Department’s lateral entry salary program compensates TCOLE certified police officers with a minimum of two years prior service upon successfully completing their field-training program. Lateral police officer applicants starting salary will be based on the qualified years of continuous service at their current department, up to six years.
Meet existing requirements as outlined in City of Burleson and the Burleson police manuals, including passing the entry-level test.
Must hold a current peace officer license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
Out of state applicants must challenge and pass the TCOLE state exam.
Must be a currently employed full-time, paid peace officer employed by a municipality, Sheriff’s Office, or the Department of Public Safety, with a minimum of two years patrol experience handling a full array of police work.
Work in a comparable size city or for a department with a minimum of thirty (30) paid, full-time, sworn peace officers. Those that do not meet these requirements will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Successfully complete the field training as required by BPD to include weapons proficiency prior to moving into the appropriate salary range.