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HARLINGEN POLICE DEPARTMENT

CIVILIAN OPPORTUNITIES:
At this time, the Harlingen Police Department has civilian openings.

Positions are vacant until filled.   For this and other employment opportunities with the City of Harlingen, click here
 

SWORN PERSONNEL OPPORTUNITIES:
Interested in joining a Premier Texas Police Organization?  The following information is a guide to the process of becoming a Harlingen Police Officer.

Notice of Entrance Examination
Entry Level Police Exam Notice
  
Applications must be returned with the requested documentation or the application will be considered incomplete and the application will not be accepted. 

Employment Process
The employment process includes a:

Written Examination
Physical Agility Test
Background Investigation
Oral Board Interview
Drug Screening
Physical Examination
Psychological Examination
Functional Testing
Polygraph Examinations

Minimum Qualifications to Apply
Education:
High School graduate, or equivalent (GED) ; or 2 years of military service with an honorable discharge; or have a current certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Age:
21 years of age and not have reached his/her 45th birthday. Citizenship:
Shall be a United States citizen and must be able to read, write and speak English.
Salary Information
 
Classified Ranks1 Annual Base Pay
FY 2019-2020
Annual Base Pay
FY 2020-21
**Annual Base Pay
FY 2021-22
Annual Base Pay
FY2022-2023
Cadets2 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Police Officer3 (probationary) $37,654.13 1%
$38,030.67
3%
$39,171.59
2.5%
$40,150.88
Police Officer I4 $46,208.68 1%
$46,670.77
3%
$48,070.89
2.5%
$49,272.66
Police Officer II5 $49,934.09 1%
$50,433.43
3%
$51,946.43
2.5%
$53,245.09
Police Officer III6 $51,806.61 1%
$52,324.68
3%
$53,894.42
2.5%
$55,241.78
Sergeant $59,768.58 1%
$60,366.27
3%
$62,177.26
2.5%
$63,731.69
Commander7 $66,922.92 1%
$67,592.15
3%
$69,619.91
2.5%
$71,360.41
Deputy Chief8 FLSA Exempt $82,812.83 1%
$83,640.96
3%
$86,150.19
2.5%
$88,303.94



Certificate Pay
 Intermediate Peace Officer $ 1,200.00 annually 
 Advanced Peace Officer $ 2,400.00 annually 
 Masters Peace Officer $ 3,600.00 annually 


Assignment Pay
 
 Detective   $ 1,500.00 annually
 Corporal   $ 1,500.00 annually
 SWAT   $ 1,500.00 annually 
 Investigator   $ 1,500.00 annually 
 Field Training Officer   $ 1,500.00 annually 
 Motorcycle Officer   $ 1,500.00 annually 
 Training Officer   $ 1,500.00 annually 
 K-9 Officer   $ 1,500.00 annually 
Click here to for the Police Stability Schedule
Additional Information
For information or questions relating
to the hiring process, you may contact
Personnel Officer Juan C. Garcia at
956-367-5848 
email at jcgarcia@harlingenpolice.com
The City of Harlingen is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place.
Applicants/employees are subject to drug and/or alcohol testing as a condition of
employment or continued employment.

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