Become an Officer
It's Your Turn
The San Angelo Police Department has an authorized strength of 174 sworn officers and 33 non-sworn support personnel. The department handles an average of 97,000 calls from citizens for police service every year. To maintain the highest level of efficiency, we incorporate state of the art equipment with on-going training programs.
A law enforcement career with the San Angelo Police Department offers a challenging and exciting opportunity. We offer a full-service, professional law enforcement agency and the experience of policing in a dynamic community setting. This combination has created an environment for the men and women of the San Angelo Police Department to fully develop their individual potential as they grow toward meeting their personal and professional career goals.
- High school graduate or GED
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Twenty-one to forty-five years of age
- Eighteen to twenty-one years of age with two years prior military service or sixty semester hours of college credit
- Must be of good moral character
- Must be in good physical condition
- Must have uncorrected vision of 20/200 or better in each eye correctable to 20/30 in each eye
- Must pass a civil service written exam
- Must not have been convicted of a Class B criminal offense or greater or have a history of criminal or improper conduct
- Must not have a poor driving record
- If prior military, must have an honorable discharge
- Must pass a medical and psychological examination
Lateral Transfers now accepted. Certified Peace Officers are eligible for a $10,000.00 sign on bonus. Contact a recruiting officer at 325-481-2709 for more details or COSA Human Resources at 325-657-4221.
The Hiring Process
The hiring process begins by completing an application for employment with the City of San Angelo. Applicants must complete the following steps as part of the hiring process:
- Written Civil Service Exam (applicants must pass with a score of at least 70% to proceed to the next step)
- Physical Agility Test (see Recruiting-Testing Dates for more information)
- Detailed Personal History Statement
- Background Investigation to include Polygraph Examination
- Oral Interview Board
- Psychological Examination
- Medical Examination
Candidates are selected from a field of applicants that have passed a written civil service exam, physical agility test, a thorough background investigation, and an intense oral interview. Successful applicants will be hired as a police recruit and attend a rigorous and demanding twenty-one week basic peace officer course held at the Tom Flowers Law Enforcement Training Center. After graduating from the academy and passing a state certification exam, trainees will become probationary police officers.
Probationary Police Officers will then attend an eight week department orientation and a fourteen week Field Training Program before being assigned to one of three patrol shifts.
After eighteen months, Probationary Police Officers will be become Police Officers at Step 2.
- Vested after five years of service.
- Seven percent of your wages are contributed to the Texas Municipal Retirement System and the City matches your contributions 2-to-1 upon retirement.
- Eligible for retirement after twenty years.
- Paid medical and dental insurance.
- Take Home Car (when eligible)
- Deferred Compensation Plan
- Paid Life Insurance
- Paid Training
- Clothing Allowance (for non-uniformed officers)
- Longevity Pay
- Uniform (excluding footwear), Duty Weapons, and Equipment Issuance
- Bereavement Leave
- Vacation: 120 hours or 15 days per year
- Sick Leave: 120 hours or 15 days per year with unlimited accrual and up to 720 hours bought back at separation
- Education Incentive Pay up to $300.00 per month for bachelors or $400.00 for a masters degree
- Service Awards
- Criminal Investigations, Traffic Section, Street Crimes Division, K-9, SWAT, Crisis Negotiations, Training, Recruiting, Crime Prevention, DREAM, Honor Guard
If you wish to join our team of dedicated professionals, you can be assured that you will be working with some of the finest law enforcement officers in the state.
For more information, you may also contact the San Angelo Police Recruiting Office at (325) 657-4331 or (325) 481-2709 or come by the Recruiting Office at 505 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas 76903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, call the City of San Angelo Human Resources Office at (325) 657-4221 or pick up an application from Human Resources at 1 City Hall Plaza, San Angelo, Texas 76903. You may also obtain an application in pdf format by clicking the application for employment link above. (Note: Both the application and check list must be submitted for the application to be processed.)
About San Angelo
San Angelo is located on the plains of west-central Texas at the confluence of the North and South Concho Rivers. The city grew up around Fort Concho which was built in 1867 and is now preserved as a National Historic Landmark. Once the frontier was secured, the land around San Angelo was settled by ranchers and farmers and even today retains a spirit of hardy independence and open friendliness. San Angelo covers 58.61 square miles and has a population of approximately 100,000 people. It is home to Angelo State University, Goodfellow Air force Base, and is a sought after retirement location.