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Texas Tech Police

Texas Tech Police Department Recruiting

The Texas Tech Police Department is responsible for enforcing all state and local laws and providing for the safety of the citizens, employees, and students we serve. Our police officers carry out numerous law enforcement tasks including patrolling assigned areas, responding to calls for police service, investigating motor vehicle crashes, enforcing traffic laws, investigating crimes, and arresting offenders. Our officers are expected to be professional and to build positive relationships within the community. Working in a spirit of cooperation with citizens, our officers suppress crime and resolve problems in the community, thereby making Texas Tech a safer place to live, work and play.

The Texas Tech Police Department hires peace officers currently licensed with the State of Texas.

Uniformed Career Opportunities

  • Uniform Patrol
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Crime Prevention
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Training/Recruiting

Non– Uniformed Administration

  • Communications Operator
  • Records Technician
  • Security Guard
  • Evidence Technicians

Ride Alongs

The Texas Tech Police Department offers interested individuals the opportunity to ride along with a police officer in the field to observe the patrol activities of the campus and immediate surrounding areas; this is known as a “ride-along.” This program is offered to allow those interested in a law enforcement career, as well as community members, a better understanding of the functions of a Texas Tech Police Officer and the overall operation of the police department.

Please be aware that all ride-along applicants are subject to a background check prior to riding with an officer.

Any questions with recruitment and/or hiring for the Texas Tech Police Department please contact Captain Stephen Hinkle at 742-3931.

If you would like to know the next time a job is posted please send an e-mail to Stephen.Hinkle@ttu.edu with the following information and you will be notified when a position is posted.

  • Position that you are interested in.
  • Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number

You may apply at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/  from any computer with Web access.

Texas Tech University Staff can assist you and provide you with access to computers at:
Employment Office
Texas Tech University
160 Doak Conference Center
2518 15th Street
Lubbock, TX 79409-1093

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Texas Tech Police Department