Police Trainee-138th Academy Class

El Paso, TX
El Paso Police Department

Salary: $40,250.00 – $67,670.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 8/15/2024.

Position Summary:

Under immediate supervision, learn general and specific state and local law enforcement policies, tactics and procedures to qualify for certification as a Texas Peace Officer.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in and complete police academy classroom and designated police command field training. Involves: Attend lectures and demonstrations, engage in practice sessions, read textbooks and instructional manuals, and prepare and submit study assignments about law enforcement, Texas penal and related codes, firearms and other weapons care and use, marksmanship, department requirements, policies and procedures, traffic laws and control, arrest methods, two-way radio operation, defensive driving, safety and emergency response techniques, accident investigation, ethics, report writing, and community relations principles.
  • Engage in miscellaneous related public safety activities as required. Involves: Respond to emergency incidents as qualified to perform simple protective services and victim rescue tasks in accordance with specific instructions from the Training Chief. Participate in a rigorous daily physical training program.


  • High School Diploma, GED, or higher and six (6) months of general work experience involving public contact; or at least two (2) years of full-time active military service with an honorable discharge.
  • Valid Texas Class “C” Driver’s License or equivalent from another state by time of application.
  • Basic Peace Officer License issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) upon completion of training.
  • Must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age by the date of graduation from the Academy.
  • Must be a current U.S. Citizen* and reside within the U.S.
  • Meet El Paso Police Department pre-appointment standards including a rigid background investigation, and a comprehensive medical/psychological examination with drug screening.
  • Applicants with prior military service may not currently have a dishonorable discharge or other discharge based on misconduct which bars future military service.