Police Trainee

El Paso, TX
El Paso Police Department

$38,170.00 – $65,590.00 Annually

Closing Date
8/22/2023 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

General Purpose

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.

Typical Duties

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.


Education and Experience: High School Diploma, GED, or higher, and six months of general work experience involving public contact; or at least two years of full-time active military service with an honorable discharge.

Special Requirements: 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.

Licenses and Certificates: 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 Standards and Education (TCOLE) upon completion of training.