Texas Tech University

Career Opportunities

Texas Tech Police Department Recruiting

The Texas Tech Police Department is responsible for enforcing all state and local laws 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. The Texas Tech Police Department may send non-licensed applicants through a Cadet Program, which the applicant will attend South Plains College Law Enforcement Police Academy.

Uniformed Career Opportunities
  • Uniform Patrol
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Training/Recruiting
Non-Uniformed Administration
  • Communications Operator
  • Unit Manager
  • Evidence Technicians
  • Records Technician
  • Security Guard

Any questions with recruitment and/or hiring for the Texas Tech Police Department please contact Lieutenant Patterson or Captain Ivey at 806-742-3931.

 If you would like to know the next time a job is posted, please send an e-mail to ttpd.policecareers@ttu.edu with the following information and you will be notified when a position is posted:
Position that you interested in
E-mail Address
Phone Number

You may apply at https://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

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Employer

Texas Tech Police Department