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Police Cadet Job - Austin Police Department - Austin, Texas

May 19, 2014

Austin Police Department

Position Title: Police Cadet
Position Type: Police
Closing Date: 12/31/2014
Job Description
The Austin Police Department is hiring individuals who meet the qualifications listed below. Graduates of the Academy are responsible to:

  • Protect life, liberty, and property.
  • Enforce all laws of the State of Texas and laws and ordinances of the City of Austin.
  • Perform law enforcement duties including:
    • Respond to calls for service.
    • Enforce traffic laws.
    • Conduct preliminary investigations of crimes.
    • Execute all lawful process.
    • Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law.
    • Investigate motor vehicle crashes.
    • Prepare various written reports.
    • Give testimony in court.
  • Confer with local law enforcement, criminal justice, and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional Information

Application and Website

Go to for information on our hiring process and to access the application.

Academy Information

The Academy is comprised of approximately 32 weeks of training. Recruits will be required to perform classroom academics and perform physical/defensive tactics proficiency while attending the Academy. Graduates of the Academy will be placed into a twelve (12) week APD Field Training Program.

Job Requirements
  • Age 20.5 - 45
  • Education HS Diploma / GED
  • Experience None Required
  • Additional Requirement :
    • U.S. Citizen
    • Valid and Current Driver's License
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $40,000   annual
    Academy Graduate: $56,397   annual
    Top Pay: $91,561   annual

    Contact Information

    Gizette Gaslin
    Austin Police Department
    PO Box 689001
    Austin, Texas 78768
    ph: (512)974-4211