Currently the UTMB Police Department employs commissioned police officers, public safety officers and telecommunicators along with support and administrative personnel. Officers are commissioned by the University of Texas System Board of Regents and licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement after they have successfully completed the state mandated training curriculum. The primary jurisdiction of peace officers commissioned by the University of Texas System Police includes all counties in which property is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise under the control of the University of Texas System.

Commissioned police officers and public safety officers are assigned to shifts to patrol the four UTMB campuses (League City, Angleton, Clear Lake, and Galveston) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The number of personnel on duty at any given time varies with the changing needs of the campus.

Police Officer Minimum Requirements

The applicant must have reached his/her 21st birthday, on date of commissioning. Must have a high school diploma or passed a General Educational Development test. Applicants with military service must have an honorable discharge. Must be able to pass physical requirements (vision, hearing, general health).

Must meet the minimum standards for appointment as required by the Texas Occupations Code, the Texas Administrative Code, and the Rules of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.


Some of the outstanding benefits of working for the UTMB Police Department include: The UTMB Police Department offers the following competitive compensation and benefits.

  • Three-12 hr. + one 4 hr. Workdays per week (totaling 40 hrs. per week) with 3.5 RDOs weekly
  • Overtime paid for working in excess of 40 hours in a week
  • Shift Differential Pay (Evening/Night Shifts)
  • Equipment and Uniforms Provided (shoes not included)
  • Hazardous Duty Pay (increases with each year of service)
  • Generous accruals for paid time off (sick, vacation, etc.)
  • Workmen's Compensation
  • Health Insurance
  • Teachers Retirement System (


UTMB Police Department provides competitive salaries based on experience. Currently, law enforcement salaries are paid at or above the State of Texas "Class C Schedule", which is used by other State law enforcement agencies such as DPS.

UTMB Police Department Career Ladder & Incentive Pay Scale - Document

Thank you for your interest and visit!  All job applications are completed via an on-line application.  After completing the application, someone from our department will be in contact with you. 

Police Department Job Titles:

Police Officer
Police Cadet
Public Safety Officer
Engineering Technician II

To access the job application page please click here

Once on the application page, click on "External Applicants". Type in the job description you are applying for (see below) and then hit search.  First time users will be asked to login. 

If you meet the criteria and wish to apply for a cadet, police officer, or senior police officer position, please email Corporal Joseph in Recruiting at: Cpl. Joseph



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