Police Officer (Cadet)

Police Officer Trainee
Austin Police Department, TX - Austin, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level:
$50,000 annual
Top Pay:
$96,222 annual

Job Description

Our growing city is in need of more police officers and we're actively hiring for our upcoming Regular Academy classes. No prior police experience is required. You will attend an 8-month paid training academy in Austin, TX. Upon graduating the police academy you will be assigned to a patrol shift in Austin. Details, including pay and benefits information, opportunities for advancement, and retirement benefits can be found at www.APDRecruiting.org.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Opportunities for promotions
  • Excellent retirement system
  • Incentive pay for qualifying officers: Bilingual Pay ($175/month); Mental Health Officer Pay ($175/month); Field Training Officer Pay ($175/month); Education Incentive Pay - Associate's degree or 60 hours college credit ($100/month), Bachelor's degree ($220/month), Master's degree ($300/month); Certificate Pay ($50-$150/month depending on TCOLE Certificate level); Shift Differential for evening or night shifts ($300/month); Longevity Pay ($107 per year of service, up to a maximum of 25 years); Cell Phone Allowance for specialized units ($16.16 biweekly); Court Overtime
  • Variety of options for affordable medical coverage
  • Vacation, sick, exceptional, Military, wellness, and emergency leave
  • Rotating shifts
  • Uniforms and equipment provided by the Department, including firearms
  • Annual pay increases as outlined in our Meet and Confer Agreement
  • Paid training - cadets earn a salary while attending the academy

Additional Information

All applications must be submitted from our website. In order to submit an application you will also need to provide a PDF copy of your full Experian credit report which you can obtain at www.Experian.com.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized)
  • Must have a current and valid driver's license
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 20.5 and no older than 45 years of age at the time of application
  • Must read, write, and speak English

Job Requirements

  • Age: 20.5 - 45
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Experience: N/A

Contact Informaton

Eric Cortez

Austin Police Department, TX
715 E 8th St, PO Box 689001
Austin, Texas 78701-3300
phone: 512-974-4211

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