Due to overwhelming interest, we have closed our Non-Certified (Recruit) application process to additional candidates; however, those who have already applied will continue to be evaluated and contacted. We do not have an estimated date to reopen this process, but we encourage you to contact our Recruiting Division at 281-275-2914 with questions
Candidates must meet one of the following criteria:
A Bachelor's Degree, or an expected graduation within 180 days of the submission of their application, from an accredited school or university with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. (The institution/program must be recognized as accredited through the U.S. Department of Education – Office of Postsecondary Education.)
Two years active United States Armed Forces Military Experience with an Honorable Discharge or an expected discharge within 180 days of their application.
The completion, or expected completion within 180 days, of a military obligation of at least 6 years (US Military Reservists)
A stable job history of 5 or more years at a single employer or while owning their own business. Candidates in this category should be able to demonstrate an emphasis on personal and professional growth, successes in their employment field, and actions or organizational memberships that serve as a model to be emulated by others.
The salary for noncertified recruits starts at the Police Recruit level, which is currently at $57,345.60. Upon graduation of the Police Academy and successful completion of the TCOLE exam, salary will advance to the Police Officer starting salary.