Texas Tech Police
A Police Officer I receives a step increase to Police Officer II after completion of one (1) year of service after being released from the FTO program and a satisfactory record of performance.
|Police Officer I||$40,000||Senior Evidence Technician||$30,120|
|Police Officer II||$45,000||Communications Supervisor||$37,500|
|Senior Police Officer (Corporal)||$46,400||Communications Operator||$32,000|
Overtime assignments are available for all employees throughout the year.
Field Training Officers
Officers assigned as Field Training Officers receive $600.00 extra per year.
Eligible employees are paid $20 per month for every two years of lifetime service credit and receive an increase for each additional two years of service, up to and including 42 years of service in accordance with the Texas Government Code, Section 659.044.
Officers and Communications Operators will receive an additional annual compensation for the completion of additional TCOLE proficiency beyond Basic.
|Officers||Certificate Pay||Communication Operators||Certificate Pay|
|Basic Peace Officer Certification||N/A||Basic Telecommunicator Certification||N/A|
|Intermediate Peace Officer Certification||$500||Intermediate Telecommunicator Certification||$500|
|Advance Peace Officer Certification||$1,000||Advance Telecommunicator Certification||$1,000|
|Master Peace Officer Certification||$1,500||Master Telecommunicator Certification||$1,500|
Uniforms and Equipment
The department issues uniforms, duty gear and weapons. Uniformed employees (Officers, Guards,etc...) receive $1200 per year clothing allowance and Dispatchers receive $500 per year.
Hazardous Duty Pay
Eligible employees are paid $10 for each 12-month period of lifetime service credit (not to exceed $300 per month) in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 659.305.
Any employee who completes a degree program after beginning employment with the Texas Tech Police Department will receive additional compensation.
Associate Degree - $500
Bachelor's or Master's Degree - $1,000
Employees pursuing a degree are eligible to receive a Tuition Fee Waiver for three (3) credit hours for the fall and spring semesters while attending classes at Texas Tech University. Additionally, an employee's dependents are eligible for scholarship programs through the university.