HPD Salary Ranges


The Open House, scheduled for April 4,th has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Houston Police Department is hiring and we encourage you to apply.


The Houston Police Department is now accepting applications for both entry level and lateral police officer positions. Cadet classes are scheduled about every two to three months, with the next classes slated for April, June, August and November. The application process takes approximately 90-180 days, depending on the number of applicants in the process.


LOCAL APPLICANTS
Click on Application Process. Complete the Personal History Statement, the City of Houston NeoGov Application, gather required items on the Check List and click on Schedule an Interview.


OUT-OF-TOWN APPLICANTS
Click on Application Process. Complete the Personal History Statement, the City of Houston NeoGov Application, gather required items on the Check List and click on Schedule an Interview.


You will be contacted by a recruiter to begin the Fast Track Pre-Screening Process. The pre-screening process will take approximately 10 days. For those that pass the pre-screening process, you will be required to make two trips to Houston to complete the application process. For the first trip, you must stay Monday through Tuesday for processing that includes: Reading Comprehension Test, Physical Agility Test, Initial Interview, Fingerprinting, Polygraph and Post-Polygraph Interview. After your background is completed, you must return for a second trip that will include Medical and Psychological Exams. The second trip will take two days.

If you are interested in a career with HPD and would like to be kept informed of future recruiting events, please complete the interest card to be added to our email contact list.

If you have at least one year of full-time law enforcement experience, click the “Laterals” link below for information.


INTEREST CARD LATERALS