Houston Police Department

The Houston Police Department is hiring qualified police officer candidates for our upcoming academy classes. As the fifth largest agency in the nation, HPD sets the bar for professionalism, innovation and a progressive approach to relational policing. Our diverse workforce of more than 5,400 officers and 892 civilian support personnel are a dedicated, enthusiastic group of professionals who proudly serve over 2 million Houston residents.

Officers receive a competitive salary with regular salary increases, city-subsidized insurance, 11 paid holidays with an additional 35-40 paid days off per year, tuition reimbursement, as well as retirement plans and a pension plan with early retirement options. With Houston’s low cost of living, salaries stretch even further than other large cities.

Officers have lateral and promotional opportunities in over 45 divisions. Regardless of the assignment, you will work in an environment that fosters leadership, teamwork and service to the community.

No prior law enforcement experience is required. Upon employment, you will attend our 6 month paid police academy and obtain your peace officer’s license. You will receive specialized training from some of the finest officers in law enforcement.