Career Opportunities

Are you interested in becoming a Kilgore Police Officer?

Police Officers Standing by Police Vehicles

You must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A Texas Licensed Driver
  • Able to pass a thorough background
  • Able to pass physical / psychological
  • Able to pass a polygraph examination
  • Drug free
  • Highly Motivated
  • A Team Player
  • Of Exceptional Character and Reputation

Benefits

Kilgore offers valuable benefits to our police officers:

  • Starting Salary 
    • Police Cadet - $42,988
    • Certified Police Officer - $43,740
    • Lateral Transfer - Up to $48,367 DOE
  • Merit Based Step Pay
  • 12 Hour Patrol Shifts
  • Paid vacation
    • 2 weeks at 0-5 years
    • 3 weeks at 5-15 years
    • 4 weeks at 15+ years
  • Ten paid holidays
  • 96 hours paid sick leave per year
  • Certificate Pay up to $150 per month
  • TML retirement 7% 2 to 1 match
  • 20 year retirement
  • Health, Dental and Eye Insurance
  • Life Insurance / Disability
  • Optional Deferred Compensation
  • Uniforms and Equipment
  • Access to Gym Facility