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Benefits & Compensation


Effective 01/01/2018 the beginning salary for recruits is $59,047 and may range up to $81,866 depending on qualifications and experience. 

For more information on our Lateral Entry Program click here.

To view our complete officer pay scale click here.

Education Incentive Pay

  • Advanced Certification                                 $75.00 per month
  • Master Certification                                     $95.00 per month
  • Bachelor Degree                                         $125.00 per month
  • Masters or Doctoral Degree                         $150.00 per month

Additional Pay

  • Field Training Officer Pay                             $250.00 per month
  • Longevity Pay                                              $4.00 per month 
    For each year of service       
  • Bilingual Pay Up to                  $200 per month


  • Employee Health Coverage
  • Employee Dental Insurance
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System
    14% Contribution By City
  • 20-year Retirement available
  • Employee Life Insurance (City Paid)
  • College Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 15 days paid vacation
    Can carry over to 20 days per year
  • 10 paid Holidays per year
  • 15 days paid sick leave
  • Fixed shifts

Employees who are military reservists receive time off to attend drill weekends and two week annual military training.

The department furnishes uniforms, weapons, and all other equipment at no cost to the employee.

Uniform cleaning is paid for by the Department.

Spouse and family insurance coverage available at employee expense.