The Houston Police Department is hiring qualified police officer candidates for our upcoming academy classes. As the fifth largest agency in the nation, HPD sets the bar for professionalism, innovation and a progressive approach to community-based policing. Our 5,200 officers and 1,300 civilian employees are a dedicated, enthusiastic group of professionals who proudly serve over 2 million Houston residents.
Officers receive a competitive salary with regular salary increases, city-subsidized insurance, 11 paid holidays with an additional 41-61 paid days off per year, tuition reimbursement, as well as retirement plans and a pension plan with early retirement options.
With over 45 divisions, officers have lateral and promotional opportunities in Patrol, Homicide, Bomb Squad, Mounted Patrol, SWAT, Helicopters, Gangs, Financial Crimes, Victim Services, Criminal Intelligence, Dive Team, Bike Patrol, Vice, K-9, Motorcycle Detail, Juvenile, Missing Persons, Narcotics, as well as other specialized units. Regardless of the assignment, you will work in an environment that fosters leadership, teamwork and service to the community.
Houston is the fourth largest and one of the fastest growing cities in America. It is a diverse, world-class city with a lively urban center and outdoor activities that are unrivaled by other cities. Houston’s year-round tropical climate allows you to enjoy over 128 miles of hiking and biking trails, 365 parks, and 32 miles of sandy beaches just 45 minutes from downtown. With its thriving arts scene, award-winning restaurants and 4 professional sports teams, it’s no wonder Houston was ranked as the “#1 Coolest City to Live” by Forbes and “#1 Best City to Live, Work and Play” by Kiplinger.
No prior law enforcement experience or police officer license required. Upon employment, you will attend our 6 month paid police academy and will receive specialized training from some of the finest officers in law enforcement.
Apply today and you could be a part of the HPD family in as little as 3 months. Go to hpdcareer.com to apply.