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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.


Uniformed Salary Civillian Salary
Police Officer I $40,000 Senior Evidence Technician $30,124
Police Officer II $45,000 Communications Supervisor $37,500
Senior Police Officer (Corporal) $50,000 Communications Operator $32,000
Sergeant $56,000 Administrative Assistant $30,124
Lieutenant $65,000 Senior Guard $32,000
Captain $80,000 * Guard $27,041

* Guard in Permian Basin

Guards assigned to the Permian Basin campuses start at $30,000 per year.


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.

Longevity Pay

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.

Certificate pay

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.

Educational Incentive

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.

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Phone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-emergency: 806-742-3931


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