Create a Job Alert.

Enter your email below to save this search and receive job recommendations for similar positions.
Thank you. We'll send jobs matching these to
You already suscribed to this job alert.
0 suggestions are available, use up and down arrow to navigate them
What job do you want?

POLICE OFFICER (Police Classified) job in Houston at City of Houston

Create Job Alert.

Get similar jobs sent to your email

List of Jobs

Apply to this job.
Think you're the perfect candidate?
Apply on company site
POLICE OFFICER (Police Classified) at City of Houston

POLICE OFFICER (Police Classified)

City of Houston Houston, TX Full Time
Apply on company site
TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW, PLEASE GO TO [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to POLICE OFFICER (Police Classified)



*Subject to change

Accepted candidates will receive 26 weeks of intense classroom instruction and testing acquiring a working knowledge of the Texas Penal Code, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Transportation Code, Texas Family Code, rules and regulations of the police department and municipal ordinances of the City of Houston. Candidates will receive training in various law enforcement activities such as self-defense, crime scenes, weapon use, and pursuit driving. Successful graduates will be temporarily assigned to a patrol station for further training and evaluation. Candidates who pass all phases of the evaluation process will be expected to enforce federal, state, and local laws. Some of the essential patrol functions are answering citizen's calls, settling disputes, report writing, accident investigations, handling public disorder complaints, responding to alarms, making arrests, searching for suspects, gathering evidence, taking statements, securing property, and providing testimony in court.

During the academy, candidates will spend a majority of their time in a classroom setting. Physical exercising and testing will occur outside and inside of the academy building during hot and cold days. Candidates will be subject to stressful situations during various learning and training exercises.

As patrol officers, the majority of the day will most likely be spent sitting in a patrol car for long hours at a time. Officers may be required to work shift-work (evening and night shift) and conduct patrol duties by foot or bicycle. Officers will be subject to the conditions of the weather (hot, cold, raining, etc.) Officers may be subject to dangerous and stressful situations on a daily basis.
Must have one of the following four qualifications:

1. At least 48 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university with at minimum of a 2.0 grade point average;


2. A minimum of 18 months active duty in the United States armed forces and received an honorable discharge;


3. At least three years of full-time employment as a peace officer licensed by TCOLE or an equivalent licensing entity in another state.


4. At least three years of full-time employment in the last four years in ANY field.

Additional requirements include:

•Must be between the ages of 20 ½ -44 years of age (Applicants must be 21 prior to graduation from the academy and must not turn 45 prior to graduation from the academy).

•Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the United States for a period of time sufficient to conduct a comprehensive background investigation. Consideration given for military assignments and students who were full-time residents at college.

•Must pass a Physical Agility Test.

•Must pass a Reading Comprehension Test

•Must have a valid driver license and proof of liability insurance.

•Must have a driving record that reflects prudence and maturity.

•Must not have ever been convicted of or received community supervision for a Felony or a Class A Misdemeanor.

•Must not have been convicted of or received community supervision for a Class B Misdemeanor within the past 10 years.

•Former military personnel must not have been convicted of any court-martial higher than a summary.

•Must have a stable credit history, family background, and employment background.SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED 

Physical Agility Test
Reading Comprehension Test

Yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and is subject to drug testing for promotions and certain assignments.

Minimum Yearly Compensation
Cadet/Probationary Officer $42,000
Police Officer $49,917 – $65,825 
Sr. Police Officer $67,022 - $73,388 
Sergeant $80,488 - $84,601
Lieutenant $89,618 - $94,817
Captain $103,253 - $111,926

Bachelor's Degree $3,640 per year
Master's Degree $6,240 per year
Doctorate Degree $8,840 per year

Department also reimburses police officers for cost of additional eligible college hours.

  • After the first year of employment, officers may accrue 35 paid days off plus 11 paid holidays.
  • Excellent, affordable health insurance subsidized by City of Houston. Also includes optional vision screening and dental insurance.
  • Defined benefit pension plan with early retirement options
  • Multiple supplemental retirement plans
  • Various deferred compensation plans available.

Promotional opportunities for all ranks.
HPD ranks are as follows:
Assistant Chief
Executive Assistant Chief

After an initial three-year period as a patrol officer, an officer will be eligible to apply for transfer to another division. HPD has over 45 divisions including Patrol, Vice, Tactical Unit, Dive Team, Gangs, Motorcycle Detail, Identification, SWAT, Helicopters, Auto Theft, Special Victims, Juvenile, Hostage Negotiation, Victim Services, Missing Persons, Burglary & Theft, Narcotics, Legal Services, Airports, Mounted Patrol, Training Academy, Special Operations, K-9, Vehicular Crimes, Internal Affairs, Lake Patrol, Bike Patrol, Technology Services, Dispatch, Public Affairs, Crime Analysis, Inspections, Financial Crimes, Robbery, Criminal Intelligence, Homicide, Major Offenders, Polygraph and Bomb Squad.

• All applicants must apply online at (obtain receipt after submission of online application to give to HPD Recruiting Division personnel when turning in other documents).
• All applicants must go to 6367539791177 and complete the Personal History Statement and obtain all required documents for submission (list of required documents can be found at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to POLICE OFFICER (Police Classified)).
• On the day of the scheduled interview, all applicants must submit all required forms and documents in person at the HPD Recruiting Center located at 1219 Milam, Houston, TX 77002.
• Your application is not complete, and no action will be taken until all required forms and documents are reviewed and approved.

For more information, call the HPD Recruiting Unit at

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Recommended Skills

  • Investigation
  • Crime Scenes (Forensic Evidence)
  • Laws
  • Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Codes
  • Testimony
Apply to this job.
Think you're the perfect candidate?
Apply on company site

Help us improve CareerBuilder by providing feedback about this job:

Job ID: 2245963

CareerBuilder TIP

For your privacy and protection, when applying to a job online, never give your social security number to a prospective employer, provide credit card or bank account information, or perform any sort of monetary transaction. Learn more.

By applying to a job using CareerBuilder you are agreeing to comply with and be subject to the CareerBuilder Terms and Conditions for use of our website. To use our website, you must agree with the Terms and Conditions and both meet and comply with their provisions.