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Patrol Officer

Baytown, Texas



Baytown Police Department

3200 N. Main Street

Baytown, TX 77520

Phone: 281-420-6660  

Fax: 281-420-5364    



Salary: $36,138 - $55,167 

Population: 70,000

Sworn Officers: 141    

Application Deadline: 5/4/07





Exam Date:


June 7, 2007 from 7pm till 9:30 pm


Duration of Eligibility List:


6/07/2007 to 6/07/2008 Unless Exhausted


2007 Annual Baseline Salary

Academy Trainee:  $36,138
Probationary Patrol Officer:  $36,861
Police Officer:  $40,541

* Longevity increases received yearly

Certificate Pay:


Master $180
Advanced $120
Intermediate $60



  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Preventative Care

  • Prescription Drug Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Sick Leave

  • Vacation

  • Nine Holidays per year

  • TMRS retirement system


Principal duties and responsibilities of a

City of Baytown Patrol Officer:

  • Protects life and property

  • Investigates and reports criminal offenses

  • Preserves order and peace

  • Identifies and brings to justice violators to ensure safe and expedient motor vehicle movement through traffic enforcement, accident investigation and care of the injured


All qualified candidates will be required to:

  • Submit to a polygraph examination

  • Appear before an oral interview board

  • Undergo a psychological examination, physical examination and drug screen

An in-depth background check will be conducted on successful candidates.

An applicant must be at least 21 years of age and less than 45 years of age at the time of the entrance examination (or, if certified, at the time of appointment as a patrol officer). A person who is 45 years of age, or older, may not be eligible for a beginning position as a Patrol Officer.

An applicant must possess one (1) of the following qualifications and possess a high school diploma/GED:

  1. An active Texas peace officerís license, with less than a two year break in service prior to taking the entrance examination; OR

  2. Has successfully completed a Basic Peace Officerís course and is eligible for licensing at the time of the entrance examination; OR

  3. Successfully completed a minimum of 45 hours at an accredited college or university with at least a 2.0 grade average on a 4.0 scale; OR

  4. 24 months active military service with an honorable discharge.

An applicant must also:

  1. Be a United States citizen and be of good moral character.

  2. Be able to read and write English.

  3. Possess a valid Texas Driverís License with an acceptable driving record.

  4. Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor offense above the grade of a Class C within the last 10 years.

  5. Meet all other qualifications established by Chapter 143 of the Local Government Code.

  6. The applicant must not have been convicted or has ever been on court-ordered community supervision, probation, or deferred adjudication for any criminal offense of the grade of a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years from the date of the court order.

  7. The applicant must not have been convicted or has ever been on court-ordered community supervision, probation, or deferred adjudication for any criminal offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor.

  8. The applicant must not be currently under indictment of any criminal offense.

  9. The applicant must not have ever been convicted of any family violence.

  10. The applicant must not ever have been convicted at any time of a State jail felony or felony offense.

  11. The applicant must possess a valid Texas Driverís license with an acceptable driving record.  A valid Texas Driverís license must be obtained prior to appointment.

Applicants passing the written exam will be required to successfully complete a physical agility test.


Those applicants who desire to have military service credit added to their test scores must provide proof of an honorable discharge (DD-214 Long Form) with one hundred eighty (180) days of consecutive active duty service prior to the deadline for acceptance of applications.



Applications are available from:


City Hall Receptionist

2401 Market Street

Baytown, Texas 77520














The City of Baytown is an Affirmative Action/

Equal Opportunity Employer of Qualified Individuals.

Job Posting #07-047

Equal Opportunity Job Line: 281-420-6551


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