Career Opportunities

New applicants will be required to submit to a Polygraph Examination and a Physical Agility Pre-Entrance Examination.

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The San Juan Police Department strives on Professionalism, Honesty and Integrity. We have room for personal development and advancement. Once you have completed your probationary period and worked for this department for two years, officers are eligible to apply for any available position. These positions include S.W.A.T., S.I.U., Bicycle Patrol, K-9, Traffic Division, Investigations, Intoxilyzer Operator, Field Training Instructor and Warrants Officer.


If I want to apply for a Police Officer position what do I need to do?

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be a High School graduate or received a passing grade on the G.E.D. test accompanied by 12 semester credit hours from an accredited college or university with at least a 2.0 grade point average.
  • Possession of a valid (Texas) driver license.
  • Be eligible for licensing by the Commission of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.
  • At least 21 years of age and not have reached their 45th birthday.
  • Be proficient in reading and writing the English language.
  • Meet all physical agility requirements.
  • Eligible applicants must meet the following conditions:
    •   Must not have been convicted for any offense of a class B misdemeanor or above in the last 10 years.
    •   Applicants that have been arrested on felony charges and not convicted may not be considered.
    •   Applicants that have two or more separate moving traffic violations in their driving record (prior two years) may be disqualified.
    •   Never been convicted for family violence.
    •   Has not  been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions.
    •   Bilingual applicants (English & Spanish) will be given greater consideration.
    •   Applicants that are licensed police officers will be given greater consideration.

San Juan Police Pay Scale and Incentives

Base Rate:  $38,521.60 ……….. 18.52 X Hr.

Certification Pay:
TCOLE Certification Pay:

TCOLE Certification Annual Rate
Intermediate $600.00
Advance $900.00
Master $1,200.00

Education Pay:
Police Department Employees

Hours Completed Annual Education Pay
30 Hours or more $300.00
60 Hours or more $600.00
Bachelors Degree $900.00
Investigator $1,500.00

Assignment Pays:

Assignment Authorized Slots Annual Amount (Prorated)
Bicycle Patrol 4 $900.00
Crime Prevention Inspector 1 $900.00
Crime Stoppers Coordinator 1 $900.00
Field Training Officer 4 $900.00
Fitness Specialist 2 $900.00
Intoxilyzer Operator 4 $900.00
Investigator – CID 7 $1,800.00
Investigator – Internal Affairs 2 $900.00
K-9 Handler 3 $900.00
Negotiator 4 $900.00
Range Master 1 $900.00
Special Investigator – Auto Theft 2 $900.00
Special Investigator – Narcotics 2 $900.00
Special Investigator – Gang 4 $900.00
SWAT 12 $900.00
Traffic Officer 2 $900.00
Training Coordinator 1 $900.00


Longevity pay is only available to employees after completion of the entry-level probationary as follows:

Years of service Annual Longevity Accumulation
One year or more  $100.00  $-
Two years or more $100.00 $200.00
Three years or more $800.00 $1,000.00
 Four years or more $200.00 $1,200.00
 Six years or more $800.00 $2,000.00
 Eight years or more $1,000.00 $3,000.00
 Ten years or more $500.00 $3,500.00
 Twelve years or more $500.00 $4,000.00
 Fourteen years or more $500.00 $4,500.00
Sixteen years or more $500 $5,000.00