Salary & Benefits


  • $3,208 monthly while in training
  • $4,348 monthly upon graduation

In addition to this base pay:

  • LONGEVITY PAY: $4 per month times the number of years of service, up to 25 years.
  • INCENTIVE PAY: $60 per month for associate degree, or $120 per month as a college graduate, following one or more years of service after commissioned, (college degree must be in related areas); or $30 per month for intermediate certificate, or $60 per month for advanced certificate, State of Texas Certification (Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Education).
  • COURT PAY: If you are required to appear in court on your time, you receive overtime pay.
  • BILINGUAL INCENTIVE PAY: Up to $125 per month upon successful completion on Language Proficiency.
  • UNIFORM ALLOWANCE: $325.00 per year


  • PROMOTIONS: Promotions are granted on basis of competitive Civil Service examination.
    • 15 days sick leave each year
    • Three (3) weeks paid vacation
    • Eight (8) paid holidays
    • Seven (7) days family sick leave
    • Retirement fund
    • Credit Union
    • Military leave
    • Life insurance and co-paid group hospitalization available in service area
    • Dental Plan
    • Domestic partnership benefits
    • Four-day work week; ten-hour shifts