Sheriff Deputy Cadet (Basic Peace Officer BPOC)

Houston, TX
Harris County Sheriff's Office

$1,580.00 Biweekly

To be considered for the Fall 2022 BPOC, your application must be submitted no later than September 9th, 2022 by 11:59pm.

As we strive to bring Law Enforcement practices to the 21st century, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is looking for those interested in starting a career in Law Enforcement. We are calling to men and women who want to be part of an agency that promotes effective crime reduction while building trust in their communities and safeguarding officers’ well-being.

The Basic Peace Officer Course is open to anyone not licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as a Peace Officer.



  • Must meet Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) background requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen (born or naturalized)
  • Must be at least twenty years and six months (20.5) years of age by application date
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Liability insurance will be required by your graduation date
  • Eyesight must be correctable to 20/20, normal color and peripheral vision
  • Correctable normal audible range in both ears
  • Must pass all phases of the application process

Education and Experience

  1. An Associate’s Degree or a minimum of 60 college credit hours with at least a 2.0 GPA from an accredited institution; OR
  2. High School Diploma or G.E.D. and a minimum of two years of military service in the United States Armed Forces with an Honorable Discharge
    • If military experience is only in the Reserves or National Guard, the applicant must have accumulated 730 retirement points or have six (6) years of service