HPD Salary Ranges


The Houston Police Department is now accepting applications for both entry level and lateral police officer positions. Entry level cadet classes are scheduled about every two to three months, with the next classes slated for November, January, April and June. 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 and Interview.


OUT-OF-STATE 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 and Interview.


Choice one of two options for processing:

Option A requires one trip to Houston but you must stay Monday through Friday for processing, that includes Reading Comprehension Test, Physical Agility Test, Initial Interview, Fingerprinting, Polygraph, Final Interview, Medical and Psychological Exams.


Option B requires two trips to Houston. 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 Final 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 a day and can be schedule for any weekday.


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