Recruiting & Training

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Are you interested in joining an honorable and noble profession? How would you like to make a positive difference in the lives of those who live, work, attend school or visit our community? If you answered yes, we encourage you to consider a career with our agency.

Current Openings For Police Officer

Currently, there are five (5) openings for Police Officer.  

Current Openings for Records Technician

one (1) opening for Records Technician (typing test required - see below for sample)

For more information contact Officer S. Jammas at or                 281-930-2121. 

Disclaimer :
The typing test shown is for practice only. Open the program, then select the practice area, select keyboard drills, select common words, select Homonyms 2, begin typing. Your score must be 40 adjusted words per minute. This is NOT the actual test you will be taking for the position. The actual product used for testing is Mavis Beacon Platinum version 20.

The City of Deer Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified individuals.

Apply for a job.

Sample free typing test

Sample free typing tutorial

Employee Benefits - Police Officer

  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance through TML Health
  • $25,000 City provided Basic Life Insurance (Supplemental plans at reduced rates)
  • TMRS Retirement Plan (7% Employee Contribution with a 2:1 City match upon retirement; Vested at 5 years)
  • IMCA-RC Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Police Department Gym
  • Uniforms and Job Related Equipment provided (excluding handgun, duty ammunition, and shoes)
  • Firearms Training Facility 
  • Wellness Program

Salary (Yearly)

  • Police Cadet                         $52,894.40
  • Probationary Officer              $60,278.40
  • 5 Year Patrol Officer              $72,800.00
  • 9 Year Patrol Officer              $81,848.00

Annual Salary increases up to a max of $88,150.00 with Longevity Pay and Incentives

Lateral Transfer up to 5 years of experience


Certification Pay (Monthly)* 

  • Basic Certification                  $34.66
  • Intermediate Certification       $98.80
  • Advanced Certification           $149.07
  • Masters Certification              $450.66

Education Pay (Monthly)*

  • Bachelors        $400.40
  • Masters            $450.66

*Education /Certification paid at whichever is higher

Step Pay *

  • $.43 at 7 years
  • $.88 at 9 years
  • $1.31 at 11 years

Shift Differential 

  • Evening Shift              $0.75 per hour
  • Night Shift                  $1.00 per hour

Tuition Reimbursement

The City of Deer Park will reimburse 75% of the cost of tuition and books for one degree, per employee, up to a Master’s Degree with a $5,000 maximum per year.

Paid Leave 

  • 15 Vacation Days accrued per year (10 days for Probationary Period)
  • 10 Paid City Holidays per year 
  • 1 Personal Day per year
  • 1 Paid Birthday Day per year
  • 12 Sick Days accrued per year (720 hour cap)
  • 15 Days Military Leave per year
  • Compensatory time in lieu of overtime available
  • Up to one (1) day off for participation in the Wellness Program

Special Assignments

  • Criminal Investigations Division
    1. Pro Act Unit 
    2. Sex Crimes/Crimes against Children
  • Crime Scene 
  • Traffic Unit
  • DOT Unit
  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Field Training Officer
  • K-9