Career Opportunities

Are you interested in becoming a Kilgore Police Officer?

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4-Week Hiring Process Following the Peer Interview Board. Relocation allowance available to qualifying individuals!

You must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A Texas Licensed Driver
  • Able to pass a thorough background
  • Able to pass physical / psychological
  • Able to pass a polygraph examination
  • Drug free
  • Highly Motivated
  • A Team Player
  • Of Exceptional Character and Reputation

Annual Salary (estimated)

  • Starting Salary 
    • Police Cadet - $46.000
    • Certified Police Officer - $47,610
    • Lateral Transfer - Up to $52,786 DOE
  • Merit Based Step Pay
  • 12 Hour Patrol Shifts - Plus Paid OT

Incentives (in addition to above salary)

  • Certificate Pay - Up to $2700/yr
    • Intermediate, Advanced, Masters
  • Specialty Certificate Pay - Up to $3600/yr
    • CIT, Crash Investigator, Intoxilyzer Operator, TCOLE Instructor, Field Training Officer, Bi-Lingual
  • Assignment Pay (receive a maximum of one assignment pay)
    • Detective $4800/yr
    • K9 $2400/yr
    • Drone $2400/yr
    • Special Tactics $1200/yr
  • Shift Differential $125/mo (majority of assigned shift after 6p)
  • Education Pay for Associates through Masters Degree - Up to $1800/yr

Benefits

  • Paid vacation
    • 2 weeks at 0-5 years
    • 3 weeks at 5-15 years
    • 4 weeks at 15+ years
  • Ten paid holidays
  • 96 hours paid sick leave per year 
  • College Tuition Reimbursement
  • TMRS retirement 7% 2 to 1 match
  • 20 year retirement (vested at 5 years)
  • Health, Dental and Eye Insurance
  • Life Insurance / Disability
  • Optional Deferred Compensation
  • Updated beard and tattoo policy
  • Take Home Vehicle (restrictions may apply)
  • Uniforms and Equipment
  • Access to Gym Facility