Sworn Police Officer

Highland Village, TX
Highland Village Police Department

$64,110.09 – $68,913.52 Annually


The City of Highland Village is looking for experienced Sworn Police Officers to join our city! With a population of about 17,000, the City of Highland Village is a vibrant, family oriented community in southern Denton County. We take pride in our moto “Make the Difference” and with our unique community policing practices and values-based policing model we have created an atmosphere of safety and security unrivaled by any other law enforcement agencies.

Duties of a Police Officer are to serve and protect which includes; collecting and dispensing information, mediating disputes, participating in service-oriented programs, and preventing and investigating crimes.

Job Requirements

Police Officers must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age or older.
  • Be fingerprinted and undergo state, local and national criminal records check,
  • Not be on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense.
  • Not have been convicted of a Class B misdemeanor or above within the last ten (10) years.
  • Not have been convicted of any prior felonies.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Be able to pass a thorough, comprehensive background investigation and interview.
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent or have twelve (12) semester hours credit from an accredited college or university.
  • Must pass state medical, mental, polygraph and drug testing requirements.
  • Not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions.
  • Have an insurable driving record according to the city’s insurance policy.
  • Not have been convicted of more than five (5) moving violations within the past three (3) years.
  • Have no prior DWI convictions.
  • Not have left employment with any agency under less than honorable conditions.
  • Must hold a Texas Peace Officer’s license through TCOLE prior to participation in any law enforcement duties.
  • Be truthful in responses in their application and personal history statement. Any false statement made by the applicant shall be grounds for immediate rejection or termination if discovered after date of hire.