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APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Lateral transfer officers working in a patrol capacity at a Texas agency with less than 100 people goes up one step for every two years of experience. (up to five years).
  • Lateral transfer officers shall be 21 to 55 years of age at the time of application.
  • Lateral transfer officers working in a patrol capacity at a Texas agency with more than 100 people goes up one step for every one year of experience (up to five years).
  • Lateral transfer officers from other states will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Lateral transfer equivalent eligibility pay will be determined during the application process.
Lateral Transfers
*Salary effective Jan 1, 2018
Base $60,105
1 year equivalent $63,107
2 years equivalent $66,262
3 years equivalent $69,581
4 years equivalent $73,051
5 years equivalent $76,712

INCENTIVES

  • Academy- Not required to go back through basic peace officer academy. As long as your TCOLE license is current.
  • In-Service training- Reduced down to 2 - 5 weeks, depending on your level of TCOLE licensure.
  • Field Training- May be reduced from 17 weeks down to 8 weeks, depending on officers level of licensure and previous patrol experience.