Become a Police Officer

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Non-Certified Public Safety Recruit: At least 30 hours of college from an accredited college or university
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certified: At least 30 hours of college from an accredited college or university, or 2 years of full-time paid police experience in Texas.
Benefits
  • Competitive pay
  • Educational or certification pay
  • TMRS retirement plan
  • Educational programs
  • Career advancement
  • Stability of employment
  • Dental, life and health insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick days
Steps for Selection as a Police Officer
  • Completion of Application
  • Written Test
  • Completion of Personal History Statement
  • Oral Board
  • Background Investigation
  • Interview with Chief
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Drug Analysis
  • Medical Examination
  • Hiring Decision Benefits
Salary
  • Public Safety Recruit Salary:$41,710
  • Police Officer: Salary Range: $48,232 - $68,767