Salary & Benefits


Non-TCOLE-Certified Applicants

If you do not have a Texas Peace Officer Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), you will start out as a police recruit. After you graduate from a law enforcement academy and obtain your Texas Peace Officer Certification, you will be at Step 1 of the Police Officer pay scale.

TCOLE-Certified & Experienced Police Officers

If you already have a Texas Peace Officer certification through TCOLE or service in another state, your training and experience will be reviewed by the Chief to determine eligibility for a lateral position. If approved, laterals will enter the pay scale based on their years of full-time peace officer experience. For information on obtaining a Texas Peace Officer Certification, go to TCOLE’s website.


**Effective Oct 1, 2016
Steps Salary
Recruit $55,988.71
Step 1 $58,935.48
Step 2 $61,232.80
Step 3 $63,530.12
Step 4 $65,827.43
Step 5 $68,124.75
Step 6 $70,422.07
Step 7 $72,719.39
Step 8 $75,016.70
Step 9 $77,314.02

Benefits & Compensation

  • Salary and benefits while attending the police academy
  • Paid sick leave and holidays
  • Fifteen days a year of paid vacation
  • Longevity pay
  • Education reimbursement
  • Participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement System in which the officer contributes 7% and the city matches 2:1
  • Life, health and dental Insurance
  • Furnished uniforms and equipment
  • Paid training
  • Vested after five years of service
  • Eligible for retirement after 20 years
  • Twelve-hour shifts