UT Tyler Police Department

The University of Texas at Tyler Police Department is growing, and we are hiring!  We offer very competitive pay with the local market as well as excellent benefits! Come join our team in protecting the students, staff, faculty, and visitors of UT Tyler!  

The University of Texas at Tyler Police Department is a component of the University of Texas System Police.  View recruiting video HERE.

In order to recruit and retain excellent peace officers, UT Tyler has adopted the State of Texas Peace Officer Schedule C Pay Scale which makes us very competitive with the local market.  Current State of Texas Schedule C pay scale is located HERE

Police Cadet starts at Line C1 while attending basic peace officer licensing course.  Upon passing the state licensing examination, Line C2.

Lateral entry officers from other agencies with 4 years experience start at line C3 ($62,715)

Lateral entry officers from another UT System Police agency start at the line commensurate with their UT System years of service.

UT Tyler has some of the most outstanding benefits in Texas!  These benefits include employer-paid health insurance for the employee, optional dependent coverage, vision, dental, life, and other insurance options.  In addition to being a member of the Teacher's Retirement System, UT Tyler offers optional 403(b) tax-deferred savings and Roth plans.  Also another outstanding benefit is the Employee and Dependent Scholarships which allow the employee and dependent children to attend UT Tyler tuition free!  All of the benefits can be located HERE



The hiring process for a police officer candidate is as follows:

Apply online here

Entry Level Examination (For non-licensed applicants)

Applicant completes Personal History Statement 

Conditional Job Offer

Pre-employment Interview

Medical Examination

Physical Agility Testing (See details HERE)

Background Investigation

Polygraph Examination

Panel Interview

Psychological Examination

Drug Screen (Unannounced during hiring process)

Find our more by emailing or by calling 903.566.7393.  We look forward to speaking with you!