Police Patrol Officer

Brenham, TX
Brenham Police Department

Pay Grade/Min Per Hour: PD1 – $23.45 per hour

We have spots for new and experienced law enforcement officers!
We are excited to welcome, to the City of Brenham, Officers who already have the experience and knowledge to perform the job. In most cases, applicants may be compensated at a higher rate of pay than the minimum starting salary, based on qualification and years of service. Please go to City of Brenham City Jobs to see full details of compensation and benefits.

To be considered as a lateral applicant, you must meet the following qualifications:

• Be a certified Texas Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

• Have at least 4 years prior work experience with similar duties in a comparable law enforcement agency and must hold an Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate, or higher, through TCOLE

• Must not have had a break in service as a Police Officer of more than 180 days prior to start of the background process.


Performs routine patrol duties, including responding to calls, enforcing traffic laws, communicating with citizens, arresting suspects, and preparing reports.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Patrols city, including responding to service calls, enforcing state mandated laws and city ordinances, and issuing citations;
  • Performs traffic duties, including enforcing traffic laws, investigating accidents, and directing traffic;
  • Communicates with the public regarding service calls, complaints, and requests for information;
  • Makes arrests of suspects;
  • Prepares activity and arrest reports;
  • Testifies in court as needed;
  • Secures crime scenes and conducts crime scene investigations, including taking photographs and fingerprints; and
  • Participates in job-related training.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school graduation or its equivalent; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Basic certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and valid Texas driver’s license.