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 Enforcement.

Cadet Training

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.

Commissioned police 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.

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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
  • Workmen's Compensation
  • Health Insurance
  • Teachers Retirement System (

Starting salaries:

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

Charles Palafox
Video Production Manager

Katherine Checkley
Script Advisor

Mehran Poursmaelli

Assistant Director of Police Ruben Puente
Production Advisor

If you are interested you must complete an on-line application.  After completing the application, someone from our department will be in contact with you. 

To access the job application page please click here.  Once on the application page, click on "External Applicants". Type in the job description you are applying for (see below) and then hit search.  First time users will be asked to login. 

Police Department Job Descriptions:

Police Officer
Police Cadet
Public Safety Officer
Engineering Technician II

If you meet the criteria and wish to apply for a cadet, police officer, or police officer-ll position, please email Recruiting Officer O. Joseph, or Lt. Joel Ivan Rivera.

Please include the following information in your email:

Subject: UTMB Police Recruiting
Phone Number:
E-Mail address:
Position you are applying for:
Any additional information:

Contact Us: On Campus 2-0680 / Off Campus (409)772-0680


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