The Sugar Land Police Department has periodic openings for police recruit hopefuls.

Police Recruits 

Candidates must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an institution / program accredited by the American Council on Education with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, or
  • Two years military service with an honorable discharge

The salary for noncertified recruits starts at the Police Recruit level. Upon graduation of the Police Academy and successful completion of the TCOLE exam, salary will advance to the Police Officer starting salary.

Certified Peace Officers 

Candidates must be TCOLE certified and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • At least 2 years of service as a sworn peace officer OR
  • At least 30 hours of college credit from an accredited university with a cumulative 2.0 grade-point average or higher (The institution/program must be recognized as accredited through the U.S. Department of Education- Office of Postsecondary Education.) OR
  • At least 24 months of active duty military service with an honorable discharge.

Out of State and Military Police Officers

Please contact TCOLE at 512-936-7700 for more information on licensing.

See the recruitment page for more information on the selection process.

Incentive Pay

Educational Degrees

  • Associate’s: $50 / month
  • Bachelor’s: $100 / month
  • Master’s: $150 / month

Certification Levels

  • Intermediate: $50 / month
  • Advanced: $100 / month
  • Master’s: $150 / month


Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)

  • Employee contribution: 7%
  • City matches 2:1 with 5 years vesting

Retirement Eligibility

  • Age 60 and over vested, or
  • 20 years of service, any age

Longevity Pay

After one year of employment, employees will receive an annual payment of $4 per month of employment for the first 25 years of continuous employment, maximum of $1,200 annually. Qualified employees receive longevity payments each December.

Education Reimbursement

Tuition may be reimbursed up to a master’s degree. For further information, contact Human Resources at 281-275-2735.

Officer Issued Equipment

  • Body armor
  • Duty weapon: Glock, 9mm
  • Patrol rifle: AR -15
  • 21-inch ASP Baton
  • All leather gear, excluding boots
  • Portable radio with charger
  • Taser