We do not have a lateral entry program for Police Officers.
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Yes. The Sugar Land Police Department will send recruits to a local Police Academy.
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.
Yes. While in the police academy, the salary for noncertified recruits starts at the Police recruit level.
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.