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Houston Police Department is Hiring

Description: • The Houston Police Department is hiring qualified police officer candidates for our upcoming academy classes. As the fifth largest agency in the nation, HPD sets the bar for professionalism, innovation and a progressive approach to community-based policing. Our 5,200 officers and 1,200 civilian employees are a dedicated, enthusiastic group of professionals who proudly serve over 2 million Houston residents. • Officers receive a competitive salary with regular salary increases, city-subsidized insurance, 11 paid holidays with an additional 41-61 paid days off per year, tuition reimbursement, as well as retirement plans and a pension plan with early retirement options. With Houston’s low cost of living, salaries stretch even further than other large cities. • With over 45 divisions, officers have lateral and promotional opportunities in Patrol, Homicide, Bomb Squad, Mounted Patrol, SWAT, Helicopters, Gangs, Financial Crimes, Victim Services, Criminal Intelligence, Dive Team, Bike Patrol, Vice, K-9, Motorcycle Detail, Juvenile, Missing Persons, Narcotics, as well as other specialized units. Regardless of the assignment, you will work in an environment that fosters leadership, teamwork and service to the community. • Houston is the fourth largest and one of the fastest growing cities in America. It is a diverse, world-class city with a lively urban center and outdoor activities that are unrivaled by other cities. Houston’s year-round tropical climate allows you to enjoy over 163 miles of hiking and biking trails, 375 parks, and 32 miles of sandy beaches just 45 minutes from downtown. With its thriving arts scene, award-winning restaurants and 4 professional sports teams, it’s no wonder Houston was ranked as the “#1 Coolest City to Live” by Forbes and “#1 Best City to Live, Work and Play” by Kiplinger. • No prior law enforcement experience or police officer license is required. Upon employment, you will attend our 6 month paid police academy and will receive specialized training from some of the finest officers in law enforcement. For those who have full-time experience as a licensed peace officer, your salary may be based on your years of law enforcement experience and you may be eligible to attend a modified academy class.

Type of Opportunity
Location Houston, Texas
Field of Study
Degree Wanted
Special Skills & Requirements ***You must have at least one of the following three qualifications: 1. At least 48 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university with at least a 2.0 grade point average; OR 2. A minimum of 18 months active duty in the United States armed forces and received an honorable discharge; OR 3. At least five years of full-time employment as a peace officer licensed by TCOLE or an equivalent licensing entity in another state. ***Additionally, you: • Must be between the ages of 20 ½ - 44 years of age (applicants must be 21 prior to graduating the academy and must not turn 45 prior to graduating the academy). • Must be a U.S. citizen. • Must never have been convicted of or received community supervision for a Class A Misdemeanor or Felony. • Must not have been convicted of or received community supervision for a Class B Misdemeanor within the past 10 years. • Must pass the Physical Agility Test. • Must pass a reading comprehension test. • Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance. • Driving record should reflect prudence and maturity. • Former military personnel must not have been convicted of any court-martial higher than a summary. • Must have a stable employment and credit history. Please note: any accounts in collections must be resolved prior to submitting your application, (letters from businesses showing account paid in full or payment arrangements made will be acceptable).
Company Name Houston Police Department
Contact: Recruiting Division
Address: 1200 Travis, Suite 1300; Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 713-308-1300
About the Company: The Houston Police Department’s Training Academy prepares cadets for a career in law enforcement through a rigorous six month academic and physical training program. Cadets receive a salary while attending the academy. Cadets do not live at the academy but travel back and forth for training each day, Monday through Friday. Due to the intensive training program, cadets are not allowed to hold other types of employment or attend other educational classes while attending the academy.
How To Apply: Please follow the application process online at
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