The Houston Police Department is now accepting applications for both entry level and lateral police officer positions. Entry level cadet classes are scheduled for November 13, 2017, January 22, 2018, April 2, 2018 and June 11, 2018. A lateral entry class is scheduled for May 14, 2018. The application process will take approximately 90 days to complete. The amount of time from the start of the application process to being seated in an academy class is dependent on when the next class starts. Out-of-state applicants will be required to travel to Houston one time in order to complete the application process. To apply, go to the Application Process link above and follow the instructions.
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 one to five years of full-time law enforcement experience, click the “Laterals” link below for information.”