Police Officer (I-IV)

Prairie View, TX
Prairie View A&M University


  • Police Officer in Training: Pay – $54,766.60 ($26.33/hour).
  • Police Officer I: Pay – $54,766.60 ($26.33/hour).
  • Police Officer II: Pay – $61,068.80 ($29.36/hour).
  • Police Officer III: Pay – $67,371.20 ($32.39/hour).
  • Police Officer IV: Pay – $75,233.60 ($36.17/hour).

Essential Functions:

  • Interacts with public day-to-day contact. Provide escorts service in safety and emergency situations, assist state, county, and city law enforcement as requested. Responds to emergency calls and takes appropriate action; aids other law enforcement and community departments and agencies.
  • Works under general supervision of a police sergeant or lieutenant; patrols property under the jurisdiction of PVAMU in Waller County by bicycle or foot.
  • Investigates illegal and suspicious activities, persons and establishments, causes and results of accidents. Takes reports and performs preliminary investigations; enforces all criminal laws and violations of the Criminal penal Code of he State of Texas.
  • Functions as training coordinator to ensure compliance with state TCOLE training mandates. Also, functions as Victim Assistance Coordinator for the department.
  • Prevents crime, suppresses disturbances, issues citations, and testifies in Justice of the Peace Court, County/District Courts, and student judicial hearings. Guards and transports prisoners.
  • Reports all violations, rules, and regulations of PVAMU; aids the public whenever possible.
  • Other Duties as assigned.


  • Certified as a Police Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Must have a State of Texas class ‘C’ vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.
  • Texas law requires all males age 18 through 25 to be properly registered with the Selective Service System.
  • Be a US Citizen
  • Must be in excellent physical health and stamina.
  • Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.
  • Successful completion of field training program.
  • Applicant must pass an entrance exam to be considered for employment.
  • Applicant must successfully pass psychological evaluation, physical examination, and complete background investigation to include but not limited to driving history, criminal background, and credit history.
  • High School diploma or GED.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 30 college hours from an accredited college or university OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.