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. If you are an out-of-state certified officer you may be required to attend another academy, however you may enter the lateral pay scale based on years of experience.


**Effective Oct 1, 2017
Steps Salary
Recruit $57,889.76
Step 1 $60,936.59
Step 2 $63,339.68
Step 3 $65,742.77
Step 4 $68,145.85
Step 5 $70,548.94
Step 6 $72,952.03
Step 7 $75,355.12
Step 8 $77,758.20
Step 9 $80,161.29

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