Police Officer Minimum Requirements
The applicant must have
reached his/her 21st birthday, on date of commissioning.
Must have a high school diploma or passed a
General Educational Development test. Applicants with military service
must have an honorable discharge.
Must be able to pass physical requirements
(vision, hearing, general health).
Must meet the minimum standards for
appointment as required by the Texas Occupations Code, the Texas
Administrative Code, and the Rules of the Texas Commission on Law
All cadets successfully complete training at an accredited law enforcement training academy.
Cadets receive housing and per diem for meals while in training at the system training academy.
All equipment/uniforms are provided, excluding footwear.
Lateral Police Officer Requirements
Applicants must possess a
current Texas Peace Officer License. Applicants must have no less than a
two-year break in service as a commissioned Police Officer in the
United States. Applicants must complete a short course of instruction
on campus law enforcement. The position is security sensitive and
selected candidates must pass a thorough background investigation, and a
physical agility test.
Currently the UTMB Police
Department employs commissioned police officers, public safety officers
and telecommunicators along with support and administrative personnel.
Officers are commissioned by the University of Texas System Board of
Regents and licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement after
they have successfully completed the state mandated training curriculum.
The primary jurisdiction of peace
officers commissioned by the University of Texas System Police includes
all counties in which property is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise
under the control of the University of Texas System.
officers and public safety officers are assigned to shifts to patrol the
campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The number of personnel on duty
at any given time varies with the changing needs of the campus.
UTMB is an equal
opportunity, affirmative action institution which proudly values
diversity. Candidates of all back-grounds are encouraged to apply.
Some of the outstanding benefits of working for the
UTMB Police Department include: The UTMB Police Department offers the
following competitive compensation and benefits.
Three-12 hr + one 4 hr Work Days per week (totaling 40 hrs per week) with 3.5 RDOs weekly
Overtime paid for working in excess of 40 hours in a week
Shift Differential Pay (Evening/Night Shifts)
Equipment and Uniforms Provided (shoes not included)
Hazardous Duty Pay (increases with each year of service)
Vacation accruals per month (increases with years of service)
Recognized Holidays (2017 - 2018) paid or accrued
Sick Leave 8 Hours monthly / unlimited accrual
UTMB commissioned law enforcement salary is based upon the State of Texas - "Class C Schedule".
UTMB Police Department Career Ladder & Incentive Pay Scale - Document
The University of Texas System Police Recruiting and Public Service Video
Dr. Randa Safady
Vice Chancellor for External Relations
Video Production Manager
Assistant Director of Police Ruben Puente