Police Recruiting and Hiring

The Rosenberg Police Department is always looking for qualified individuals to serve our community as Police Officers and Dispatchers. Check out the videos below, and browse our site to learn more about why we are so proud to serve as Rosenberg Police Officers and what our Department and City have to offer!

Hiring Now for Patrol Officers.

Application closing date is Sunday, Sept. 1st, 2019.

Click here and apply now.

Recruiting line 832-595-3800

For application packets, or an overview of City benefits, visit the Human Resources Page. You may also subscribe to receive notice when new jobs are posted. If you would like to speak to a Recruitment Officer, please call 832-595-3800.

Police Requirements

  • Applicant must be qualified to be a licensed Texas Peace Officer by TCOLE.
  • Applicant must have a valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Applicant may apply for employment if the applicant is currently enrolled in the basic police officer academy. Applicant will not be eligible for hiring until academy is complete, and applicant is a licensed Texas Peace Officer.
  • Applicant must be able to work in the U.S. on an unrestricted basis.
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Applicant must have no felony or domestic violence convictions, no convictions for Class “A” or higher offenses, and no DWI, DUI, or Class “B” convictions within the last ten years.
  • Applicants must pass a basic reading and writing skills exam, a fitness assessment, a firearms qualification, polygraph exam and an Oral Review Board.

Hiring Process

The following are the steps required in the hiring process for the position of police officer. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements and pass each step in the hiring process.

  • Applicant must complete online application during an open hiring process.  All information shall be completed online in full and submitted online. Click here for a list of current available positions.
  • Applicant must complete and submit Personal History Statement and personal documents with the online application. All information shall be completed online in full and submitted online or in person.
  • Applicant must complete and pass physical agility testing including a blood pressure check.
  • Applicant must attend and pass oral review board.
  • Applicant must pass polygraph exam.
  • Applicant must pass background investigation.
  • Applicant must pass written testing (Basic reading, writing, and math).
  • Applicant must pass psychological exam.
  • Applicant must pass health screen and drug screen.

The Personal History Statement is required documentation by the State of Texas and the Rosenberg Police Department. If you would like to review and or begin completing the Personal History Statement, please click HERE. The Personal History Statement must be completed and submitted with the online application. Applications with incomplete Personal History Statements will be disqualified.

Physical Fitness Standards

Applicant must complete the physical fitness exam at a minimum overall average of 40%. The exam consist of the following:

  • Blood pressure testing. Applicant’s blood pressure must be under 150/90 mmHG, or applicant will not be able to test without written consent from medical doctor. Three attempts are allowed. Blood pressure testing is not included in the 40% for the PT testing.
  • Vertical jump (40% is 16.5 inch vertical jump)
  • Maximum number of sit-ups in one minute (40% is 31 sit-ups)
  • 300 meter sprint (40% is 64.5 seconds)
  • Maximum number of push-ups in one minute (40% is 29 push-ups)
  • 1.5 mile run (40% is 15:20 minutes)

Medical Standards

Applicant must pass a physical examination, a drug screen, and a psychological examination.

Training and Education

New officers train for 4 months in the Field Training Program where they will ride and train with a Field Training Officers and be trained in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Patrol Procedures
  • Officer Safety
  • Report Writing
  • Equipment Use
  • City Ordinances
  • Proper Use Of Force
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Proper Application of the Law

All department personnel work on Wednesdays which is a designated training day for police personnel (alternating weeks). Officers obtain over 200 TCOLE Certified training hours per year. In this training we provide a variety of topics ranging from areas including:

  • High Stress Driving
  • Firearms Training
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Police Ethics
  • Use of Force
  • Officer Survival
  • Penal Code
  • Search and Seizure Law
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Intermediate Weapons
  • Code of Criminal Procedures

Off site police training for topics not covered by this weekly training are also available. The Rosenberg Police Department also encourages continuing education for college degrees and offers incentive pay to those officers that successfully attain their diplomas.

What We Have to Offer

The Rosenberg Police Department is a progressive department serving a rapidly growing city. We offer a wide variety of advancement opportunities through divisions and units including:

  • Patrol
  • Criminal Interdiction
  • K-9 Unit
  • Traffic Investigation Unit
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Field Training Officer
  • Bicycle Unit
  • Honor Guard
  • Detention Division
  • Crime Prevention
  • Training
  • Criminal Investigations Division
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Narcotics Investigations (Narcotics Task Force)
  • School Resource Division
  • Emergency Communications
  • Computer Forensics (FBI Task Force)
  • Warrant Unit
  • Crime Analyst
  • Victim Assistance

The department prides itself on hiring and training the most elite officers. We are looking for career minded individuals who are dedicated to achieving individual and the department’s success. Candidates must possess an unquestionable public service character to include:

  • Problem solving individuals of unquestionable integrity
  • Individuals who want challenges not complacency
  • Have the ability to lead and the wisdom to follow

We are committed to the officers’ success by offering additional incentives: 

  • Competitive salaries including pay incentives for experienced full-time officers.
  • College degree incentives and college reimbursement.
    • Associate’s Degree $ 75.00
      Bachelor’s Degree $125.00
      Master’s Degree $200.00
      Doctoral Degree $300.00
  • Bi-lingual pay- $50.00
  • TCOLE Certificate Required
    • Master Peace Officer Certification – ($450)
    • Advanced Peace Officer Certification –($300)
    • Active Instructor – ($50)  ALTA Language Services standardized verbal exam.

Exclusive Assignments:

·     Active Field Training Officer ($150)

·     K-9 Investigator ($150)

·     School Resource Officer ($150)

·     Criminal Investigator ($150)

·     Traffic Investigator ($150)

–  Community Resource ($150)

– Breath Alcohol Testing Operator ($150)


Position Sergeant

Certificate Required Intermediate Peace Officer Certification

-Advanced Peace Officer Certification – ($150)

-Master Peace Officer Certification – ($300)

-Active Instructor – ($50)

-Breath Alcohol Testing Operator ($150)

-School Resource Officer ($150)

-Criminal Investigator ($150)

-Community Resource ($150)

-Polygraph Examiner ($300)

-Sex Offender Examiner ($150)


Position: Lieutenant

Certificate Required: Bachelor’s degree

-Advanced Peace Officer Certification

-Master Peace Officer Certification – ($150)

-Active Instructor – ($50)

-Breath Alcohol Testing Operator ($150)

-Polygraph Examiner ($300)

-Master Jailer ($150)

-Sex Offender Examiner ($150)

Police Positions:

  • An applicant is qualified for the police officer position if the applicant has one or more of the following:
    • 40 hours of College from a TCOLE recognized accredited college.
    • 4 years active full time military experience.
    • 2 years prior full time police officer experience.
  • Police Officer Annual $54,683.20 $65,395.20 $76,107.20
    Monthly $4,556.93 $5,449.60 $6,342.27
    Bi-Weekly $2,103.20 $2,515.20 $2,927.20
    Hourly $26.29 $31.44 $36.59
  • An applicant is qualified for the probationary police officer position if the applicant has the following:
    • Has completed the TCOLE Basic Police Officer Academy, and is licensed by the State of Texas as a Peace Officer. An applicant may apply while attending the Basic Police Officer Academy.
  • Probationary Police Officer Annual $50,918.40 $52,436.80 $54,683.20
    Monthly $4,243.20 $4,369.73 $4,556.93
    Bi-Weekly $1,958.40 $2,016.80 $2,103.20
    Hourly $24.48 $25.21 $26.29


  • 4 Day Work Week (10 Hour Shifts) Three days off a week.
    • Sunday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Saturday
  • Constant Officer TCOLE Training of Approximately 200+ hours annually
  • Take Home Vehicle Program (If live within the ETJ)
  • TMRS 7% With 2-1 Match
  • Health, Dental Insurance & Employee Assistance Program
  • 80 hours of Vacation a year /Sick Leave Accruals/(2) Personal Holidays a year
  • Can earn up to 3 days off depending results of the annual physical fitness test
  • Uniforms / Equipment Provided With Annual Allowance
  • Most up to date Police Equipment and Technology

The Rosenberg Police Department has a patrol fleet of 30+ vehicles, all of which are equipped with MCT computers, mobile video cameras, electronic citation writers, speed radars, patrol rifles, and most advanced technology in this profession. The department regularly evaluates equipment and prides itself to stay on the cutting edge of new and available technology that may be available to make our jobs more effective, efficient and safer.

In addition to City-wide benefits, the Rosenberg Police Department offers a Take Home Vehicle Program. Each RPD officer living within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Rosenberg has the opportunity to be assigned a patrol vehicle to take to their residence with them. Officers are eligible for this program after completing their probationary period (one year of employment). Vehicles are assigned based on seniority and availability.

Now is the time to join and become one of Rosenberg’s Finest.