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Police Officer (Lateral Hire)

Del Rio Police Department - Del Rio, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$25,000.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$33,696.00 annual
$33,696.00 annual

Job Description

The City of Del Rio, Texas will be continually taking applications for Police Officer positions through the Lateral Hire Process. In order to qualify, applicants must be:
  • Actively employed as a police officer for a municipal, county, federal, or state law enforcement agency that is a civil service agency.
  • Must also have been previously employed within the last eight (8) years by a civil service agency.
  • Employment by or experience with a school or university law enforcement agency is not acceptable.
  • Each Lateral Hire Applicant shall hold a current peace officer license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) or shall meet criteria established by the Chief for obtaining the TCLEOSE peace officer license.
  • Each Lateral Hire Applicant will be subject to and pass a background investigation.
The Chief of Police or his designee may, at his or her sole discretion, deny the application of any Lateral Hire Applicant and may determine at his or her sole discretion whether a particular Lateral Hire Applicant meets the eligibility requirements. Selection/ Placement: Upon hire, the Lateral Hire Applicant will be placed in the position of "Lateral Hire Police Officer" regardless of any rank or position the officer previously held in another law enforcement agency, to the same extent as if they had been hired under the process prescribed by Chapter 143, Local Government Code. Each Lateral Hire Police Officer must complete a six week training period and a probationary period of 12 months, not to exceed the probationary period officers hired through the department's regular hiring process. A Lateral Hire Police Officer who successfully completes both the training and probationary period will be placed in the civil service classification of Police Officer and automatically becomes a full fledged Civil Service employee and has civil service protection. Pay/ Seniority: The Chief of Police may determine the pay rate for each individual hired under the Modified Hiring Process during the training and probationary period that may be equal to the pay rate of Police Officer 1A, Recruit, $25,000.00, or Police Officer 1B, $33,696.00.

Additional Information

Minimum qualifications:
  • 21-44 years of age
  • Once hired, he/she must reside within a 45 minute response time
  • High School diploma or GED with at least 12 college hours
  • Must be able to read the English language and meet all legal requirements for eligibility on obtaining a peace officer's license through the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver's license
  • Standard Benefits: Longevity: $6.00 per month for each year of service (maximum $150 per month) Insurance: Employees are provided with paid Health, Dental, Life Insurance Retirement: Automatic enrollment into TMRS Retirement System Vacation/ Sick Leave: Accrue vacation and sick leave per year Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year and one personal day Education incentive: Tuition reimbursement paid up to 75% for courses taken during employment Education pay: Associate Degree: $75.00 monthly additional pay/ Bachelor Degree: $125.00 monthly additional pay Uniforms: furnished

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21-44 years of age
  • Education: High school diploma or GED with 12 college hours
  • Experience: TCLEOSE peace officer license
Applications may be obtained at: The City of Del Rio 109 West Broadway St. Del Rio, Texas 78840. If you have any questions please contact the Civil Service Director, Mary Canales, at (830)774-8792. You may also visit the city website at City of Del Rio. Applications will be taken until the vacancies are filled.

Contact Informaton

Robert Guzman

Del Rio Police Department
101 Lowe Drive
Del Rio, Texas 78840
phone: (830) 774-2711

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