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.

The Deer Park Police Department is actively recruiting men and women to join our team as a police officer.  Priority will be given to those who have prior service as a paid, full-time, sworn peace officer with a municipal, county, state, or federal agency. The annual starting salary for those selected to join our ranks under this recently enacted lateral transfer policy ranges from $59,176.00 - $78,561.60 (DOQ).

Contact Officer Jammas today at 281-930-2121 and learn how you can start a rewarding career as a Deer Park peace officer! Bachelor degree or one of the following exceptions: 

  • 60 college hours and a minimum two years of military service with an honorable discharge
  • Or, 60 college hours and a Texas Commission On Law Enforcement (TCOLE) license, or the ability to obtain a TCOLE license if certified in another state, and at least two years of experience as a full-time certified peace officer from an agency comparable in size (or larger), complexity and duties as the Deer Park Police Department.

View more information regarding Criminal Justice degrees.

Current Openings

Currently, there are three (3) openings for police cadet / officer and one (2) openings for Telecommunications Officer (dispatcher).  The City of Deer Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified individuals.

How to Become a Police Officer

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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.

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