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Start your career with the University Police

The Police Department began it's journey in 1968 when it became a fully recognized police department and has grown over the years since.  Our agency offers experience in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations, Crime Prevention and of course Command Staffing.

Our officers have the ability to apply with the department to take college credit classes while employed and offer both in-house and outside continuing education for your peace officers license. We have benefits which are though the Teachers Retirement System and include health, vision and dental plans as various options.

Starting Annual Salary for a Police Officer $46,000

Minimum Requirements

  • Be a U.S. Citizen, by birth or naturalization
  • 21 years old
  • TCOLE Certified
  • 60 college credit hours or an Associate’s Degree
  • Be a driver in good standing (A driving record check will be performed on selected applicants)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Work flexible hours, rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to pass a Physical Assessment Test 
  • Pass Criminal Background Check
  • No convictions of a class B or higher misdemeanor or its equivalent
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  • Teacher Retirement System (TRS)
  • Medical Insurance – automatically covered at no cost for employee-only     
  • $5000 basic life and AD&D policy on the first day
  • Contributes 50% of the premium for dependent health coverage
  • Full-time employees earn 8 hours of sick leave each month
  • Full-time employees earn 8 hours of vacation leave each month
  • Up to 17 official holidays with pay each year for state employees
  • Police officers receive $10 per month for each year hazardous duty service
  • Supplemental Retirement Savings
  • Retiree health insurance benefits are available

For more information about employee benefits you may call 512-245-2557 or follow this link:

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