Recruiting

The Alvin Police Department accepts applications year around.

Submit completed applications to the Personnel Department at City Hall.

You will be notified when the next opening and hiring process occurs.

Certified TCOLE Officers qualify for a $6,000 incentive per city policy.

Recruiting Process

Anyone interested in a position with the Alvin Police Department is encouraged to submit an application with the City of Alvin Personnel Department. When there is not a hiring process in progress, the City of Alvin will accept and hold applications for up to six months. When applicable, the applicants will be notified by mail of the next hiring process. The letter will advise the time of the written entry test and other pertinent information as available. If you have not been contacted within six months, you are required to submit another application.

Applications may be obtained in person at the Personnel Department located at the City Hall located at 216 W. Sealy in Alvin, or to download a PDF version of the application, click here. Personnel may be contacted via telephone at (281) 388-4295. Applications may be submitted in person or mailed to the above address.

Note - the application must state which position the applicant is interested in (police officer, communication officer, or detention officer). If an applicant is interested in more than one position, then an application must be completed for each position (applications are filed according to position requested). An application without this information will not be considered.

 

Recruiting Process Summary

The Alvin Police Department normally holds one to two police officer processes a year. We currently advertise personnel vacancies in various local papers and The Blues police newspaper, as well as through local law enforcement academies. You may also contact the City of Alvin Personnel Office at 281-388-4295 for more initial applicant information.

The Alvin PD police officer hiring process consists of an initial application being processed through the City's Personnel Office which is then forwarded to the Police Department after a specific closing date.

APD then conducts a written examination of the initial applicants and a physical agility test. The top scorers (numbers determined by scores, number of applicants and/or positions) then go through an interview process with the Chief and a citizen/police oral review board. The finalists are then offered conditional employment and are required to complete a Personal History Statement and are scheduled for polygraph examinations. At the conclusion of the background process, the successful applicants are given psychological and medical examinations and then scheduled for the 13-week field training program.

 

General Position Descriptions

Patrol Officer
Under direct supervision, performs a wide variety of police duties to ensure the strict enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. The employee must be able to exercise independent judgment and perform duties according to detailed instructions with strict adherence to prescribed standards and procedures, without close supervision. Duties include an element of personal danger, i.e., exposure to life-threatening circumstances, apprehending criminals, and transporting prisoners. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Sergeant as assigned.

Police officer compensation is defined under contract with the City of Alvin through the Alvin Police Officer Association. Current benefits include, but are not limited to:

Starting Certified Salary: $47,340.80 annually (increasing after 1 year of service)
Experience: 5 years or more experience moves to $52,436.80 after probation.
Top Out Salary: $62,732 annually
Longevity: $3.70 per year of service
Vacation: Two weeks, accrued: up to five weeks annually based on tenure
Shift Differential: $0.70 per hour; Step-Up Pay: $1.00 per hour
Holiday Pay: 10 hours of holiday benefit + hours worked x 1.5 pay rate (up to 12 hrs)
Overtime Pay: One and one-half times the officer's regular rate
Equipment Allowance: $1,860 annually
Benefits: Health, Life & Disability insurance (employee health and half of family health paid by city).
TMRS: 7% employee contribution - 14% employer contribution
Certification and Education Pay: $360.00 - $3,240.00 annually

Bilingual Pay: $600 a year

Floating Holiday available if employed by January 1st of the year

 

Detention Officer
Under direct supervision, maintains the City jail facility and follows established procedures and policies to ensure the safety and well-being of prisoners, City personnel and the general public. The employee must be able to exercise independent judgment and perform duties according to detailed instructions with strict adherence to prescribed standards and procedures, without close supervision. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Sergeant as assigned.

Starting Salary: $15.17/hr ($31,550/yr)
Vacation: Two weeks, accrued: up to five weeks annually based on tenure
Holiday Pay:  10 hours of holiday benefit + hours worked x 1.5 pay rate (up to 12 hrs)
Overtime Pay: One and one-half times the officer's regular rate
Benefits: Health, Life & Disability insurance (employee health and half of family health paid by city).
TMRS: 7% employee contribution - 14% employer contribution

Communications Officer
Under direct supervision, received, records and assigns incoming calls to the appropriate Police Department personnel. Monitors department radio communications and provides information and assistance as needed; greets and assists department visitors. Receives and forwards incoming non-emergency and emergency phone calls for police, fire, EMS, city services and other agencies. The employee must be able to exercise independent judgment and perform duties according to detailed instructions with strict adherence to prescribed standards and procedures. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Sergeant as assigned.

Starting Salary: $16.23/hr ($33,758/yr)
Vacation: Two weeks, accrued: up to five weeks annually based on tenure
Holiday Pay:  10 hours of holiday benefit + hours worked x 1.5 pay rate (up to 12 hrs)
Overtime Pay: One and one-half times the officer's regular rate
Benefits: Health, Life & Disability insurance (employee health and half of family health paid by city).
TMRS: 7% employee contribution - 14% employer contribution

 

Humane Officer
Operates the City’s animal shelter and is responsible for the enforcement of animal control and cruelty laws and regulations. Employees in this class provide care to sheltered animals, capture nuisance animals, educate the general public on ordinances in relation to domestic pets, and respond to calls for services and emergencies twenty-four hours a day. Performs related work as required. HS diploma or GED. Must have a valid state driver’s license.

Salary: $14.18/hr ($29,486/yr)
Vacation: Two weeks, accrued: up to five weeks annually based on tenure
Holiday Pay:  10 hours of holiday benefit + hours worked x 1.5 pay rate (up to 12 hrs)
Overtime Pay: One and one-half times the officer's regular rate
Benefits: Health, Life & Disability insurance (employee health and half of family health paid by city).
TMRS: 7% employee contribution - 14% employer contribution

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Alvin City Hall
216 West Sealy
Alvin, Texas 77511
281-388-4200


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