TCPD Recruiting

Committed to safety, integrity and excellence

If you have a commitment to your community and want to be a part of a team, then the Texas City Police Department may be right for you. Applications are accepted year-round. For more information call Sgt. David Fairchild at (409) 643-5764 or email

Now accepting applications for the next test date: September 9, 2014

Step 1:
Ensure that you meet the below listed requirements.
Step 2: Download and complete the City of Texas City Job Application form (Word document)
Step 3: Email your completed application to
Step 4: If selected, you will be contacted to take a written axamination (on computer)
Step 5: If you pass the written exam, you will complete a physical agility test.
Step 6: If you pass the physical agility test, you will be given a background packet to complete.
Step 7: Once your background packet is turned in, you will be assigned a background investigator.
Step 8: Once all backgrounds are completed, the Chief of Police will make a determination on hiring.

Police Officer Requirements:
  1. Have reached his/her 21st birthday prior to appointment to the position of Police Officer.
  2. Be fingerprinted and subjected to state, local, and national criminal records checks.
  3. Not been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above a grade of Class B Misdemeanor for last ten (10) years.
  4. Not have been convicted of any Class B or above misdemeanor, excluding traffic violations within the last seven (7) years.
  5. Not been convicted of any family (domestic) violence related offense.
  6. Not have been convicted of a prior felony offense.
  7. Be of good moral character.
  8. Be subjected to a thorough,comprehensive background investigation and interview. 
    1. Completed high school,or, possess a valid G.E.D. 
    2. Meet or exceed minimum TCOLE standards for future certification and/or possess a certification at time of employment.
  9. All applicants must pass medical, mental and drug testing requirements.
  10. Not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions.
  11. Must have an insurable driving record according to the city's insurance policy.
  12. Not have been convicted of more than five (5) moving violations within the past three (3) years.
  13. Have no prior DWI convictions.
  14. Have no convictions of any crime involving moral turpitude.
  15. Not have previously left the employment of this agency under other than honorable conditions.
  16. Possess a valid Texas Driver's License.

Texas City Police Department Benefits
  • See our Pay Scale
  • 15 days vacation annually, 20 days upon completion of 13 years service
  • Longevity pay, $5/month for every year of service
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System, city matches 2:1
  • Deferred Compensation Alternate Plan
  • Holiday Pay (10 per year)
  • Personal Day inventive plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Shift Differential pay
    • $0.40/hr for Evening Shift
    • $0.55/hr for Midnight Shift
  • Certification Incentive Pay
    • $150/mo. for Intermediate Certificate
    • $250/mo. for Advanced Certificate
    • $300/mo. for Master Certificate
  • Educational Inventive Pay
    • $50/mo. for Associates Degree
    • $100/mo. for Bachelor's Degree
    • $150/mo. for Master Degree
    • $175/mo. for Doctorate Degree
  • Field Training Officer Pay
  • Call-out pay
  • Stand-By Pay
  • Equipment allowance pay, $30 per payday
  • Bilingual pay
  • College tuition reimbursement program

For your safety and security, the Texas City Police Department is on duty for you around the clock. For non-emergency questions and issues, please call (409) 643-5760. For emergencies and urgent situations, call 911.