Police Officer

Deer Park, TX
Deer Park Police Department

Are you interested in joining an honorable and noble profession? How would you like to make a positive difference in the lives of those who live, work, attend school or visit our community? If you answered yes, we encourage you to consider a career with our agency. The Deer Park Police Department is actively recruiting for the position of Police Cadet/Police Officer.

Performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, community services and related law enforcement activities.

The bi-weekly salary for those selected to join our ranks ranges:
Cadets- $25.43 per hour, $2,034.40 bi-weekly
Lateral entry (TCOLE) licensed police officer– $27.19- $32.87 per hour, $2,175.20- $2,629.60 bi-weekly (Depending on qualifications)


Provide the highest quality of police service in order to improve the quality of life for the Citizens of Deer Park, with the highest regard for these values. Accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. Develop relationships with the community and together identifying and resolving issues affecting public safety. Committed to hard work and purposeful activity. Dedicated to Professional Law Enforcement.

The patrol officer is charged with keeping the peace and enforcing the law, while conducting themselves in a professional manner and the highest principles of police service. Patrol officers are sworn to safeguard the lives and property of all persons and act within their bounds of authority and the realm of legality.

Patrol officers are assigned an Interactive Patrol Beat and are responsible for problem solving and pro-active policing of that geographic area. Patrol officers problem solve by developing meaningful information exchanges within the department and with neighborhood residents. Patrol officers are expected to create an action plan to address neighborhood needs and expectations by incorporating data sources, developing short-term and long-term strategies, and evaluating implementing them.


• United States Citizenship;
• At least 21 years of age at time of appointment;
• Bachelors Degree from a college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or other comparable regional accrediting agency as recognized by the American Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admission Officers or one of the following exceptions:
• 60 college hours an a minimum two years of military service with an honorable discharge.
• 60 college hours and a TCOLE license, or the ability to obtain a TCOLE license if certified in an agency comparable in size (or larger), complexity and duties as the Deer Park Police Department;
• Essential Hearing / Vision;
• No Conviction(s) for any Felony; Driving While Intoxicated; Driving Under the Influence of Drugs; Assault Involving Family Violence or any Crime involving Moral Turpitude; No history of recurrent illegal drug or narcotic use. Any involvement in the distribution of any illegal substance may be grounds for disqualification;
• Applicant must have been a resident of the continental United States for a period of time sufficient to conduct a comprehensive background investigation; however, consideration may be given for military assignment overseas;
• Applicant must pass a background investigation;
• Character and reputation must be of the highest order;
• Applicant must have proof of liability insurance;
• A valid driver's license not in jeopardy of suspension; and, no more than two moving traffic law convictions in the one year preceding application; Overall driving record must reflect a history of prudence and maturity;
• Veterans must have an Honorable Discharge (General Discharge with Honorable Conditions subject to case by case review), and not have been convicted in any Court Martial higher than a Summary;
• Applicant must pass all preliminary interviews; a physical fitness test; a written vocabulary and reading comprehension test; a Police Candidate Interview Board; and, a conditional job offer interview with the Chief of Police or his designee;
• Applicant must take a polygraph examination;
• Applicant must be able to affect a forcible arrest;
• Applicant must pass a psychological evaluation by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist;
• Applicant must pass a medical examination, including a drug-screening test;
• Applicant must meet and/or exceed the current licensing requirements for Peace Officers as established by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.