Yes. You will have to contact TCOLE and receive approval to challenge the state test. Once the challenge process is complete, you are eligible to be hired as a Certified Police Officer with SLPD.
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Yes. The Sugar Land Police Department will send recruits to a local Police Academy.
Yes. While in the police academy, the salary for noncertified recruits starts at the Police recruit level.
We do not have a lateral entry program for Police Officers.
No. SLPD is not a civil service agency.
Patrol Officers typically work 10-hour shifts with 3 consecutive days off. Days off and shift assignment are based on seniority.
Yes, SLPD has multiple different divisions to include: Criminal Investigations, Traffic Unit (Motors), Crime Prevention, Training & Recruiting, Narcotics and Parks. In addition to daily assignments, SLPD offers SWAT, CNT, SRT, Field Training Officers, K-9, Drones, Bicycle Patrol, UTV’s.
Yes, incentive pay is offered for the educational degrees: Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s and Certification Levels: Intermediate, Advanced and Master’s.
Facial hair is permitted as long as it fits the guidelines listed in the policy.
Yes, they must not be offensive and a long sleeve uniform should be able to cover them.
The hiring process typically last 3-4 months.
Yes, as long as you have 2 years’ active military, have an ETS date prior to being hired and an honorable discharge you are eligible to apply.
Yes - see specific physical requirements.