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The Police Department offers the following incentive, certification and education pays. For more information on the City of College Station's Police Officer compensation, view our Police Officer Sworn Pay Scale.  

    Incentive Pays
    $300 ANNUALLY • $11.54 BI-WEEKLY
    Associate's Degree

    $420 ANNUALLY • $16.15 BI-WEEKLY
    Hostage Negotiation Team

    $600 ANNUALLY • $23.08 BI-WEEKLY
    Accident Reconstructionist
    Bachelor's Degree
    Crime Scene Technician
    Crisis Intervention Officer
    Drug Recognition Expert

    $720 ANNUALLY • $27.70 BI-WEEKLY
    Bilingual Pay

    $1,040 ANNUALLY • $40 BI-WEEKLY
    Shift Differential

    $900 ANNUALLY • $34.62 BI-WEEKLY
    Explosive Technician
    Intermediate Peace Officer Certification
    Master's Degree
    Public Information Officer

    $1,200 ANNUALLY • $46.14 BI-WEEKLY
    Advanced Peace Officer Certification
    Corporal Position
    Forensic Technician
    Recruiting Specialist
    Training Specialist

    $1,800 ANNUALLY • $69.23 BI-WEEKLY
    Master Peace Officer Certification

    $20 PER DAY
    Field Training Officer (FTO)

    Lateral Transfer
    In-state certified officers will enter the pay scale at the first level of their current TCOLE certification. Additionally, they will receive the yearly incentive pay for that certificate, as well as a $3,500 signing bonus.

    Example: An officer with an Intermediate Certificate will start at $73,382.40. That officer will also receive the $3,500 signing bonus (paid on their first check) and $900 a year for having their Intermediate Certificate.

    Please reach out to [email protected] to learn more about the out-of-state lateral process.
    Training and Equipment
    • Paid police academy ($4,500)
    • Department provided equipment (pistol, AR-15 rifle, gun-belt, baton,
    • flashlight, ammunition, holster, medical kit, ballistic vest, pepper spray,
    • handcuffs, radio, etc.)
    • Paid uniforms
    • Paid training
    • Full salary while attending the police academy
    Fitness and Strength Testing (FAST) Program

    The College Station Police Department promotes a healthy lifestyle which, increases an officer’s physical readiness and will reduce the likelihood of injury. The FAST program is designed to allow participants to gain points by participating in health exams, assessments and educational classes combined with a battery of physical tests. The participant may then be eligible to receive a monetary incentive payment based on the amount of points accumulated.

    Participants’ total point values are placed into tiers determined by the amount of monetary incentive as follows:

    • Tier 1 = $1,200
    • Tier 2 = $900
    • Tier 3 = $600
    • Tier 4 = $300
    • Tier 5 = $50


The City of College Station offers a comprehensive benefits package to include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Leave, TMRS-Retirement (2:1 matching), Deferred Compensation, Term Life AD&D, Dependent Life, Flex Benefits and an Employee Health Clinic.

For a comprehensive overview of all of the City's Benefit offerings, including health insurance and other voluntary insurance, view our Benefits Summary.

    Police Officers earn 10-20 days of paid vacation (dependent on years of service).
    Sick Leave
    All full-time employees accrue a total of  12 days at a rate of 3.69 hours per pay period.
    Police Officers receive 11 paid holidays per year.
    Fitness Time
    Police officers who are part of the FAST program will receive three hours of paid on duty fitness time per week.
    Court Time
    Police Officers receive paid court time.
    Each employee contributes 7% of his/her salary into the Texas Municipal Retirement System. Effective January 1, 2002, employees are vested after five years, at which time the City contributes to the fund at a 2:1 ratio. Employees may retire at any age with 20 years of service. An employee may retire after five years of service if they have reached 60 years of age. An employee who leaves the service of the city and ceases to be a member of TMRS is entitled to a refund of all accumulated contributions in his/her account or may leave them in the fund for up to five years.
    Deferred Compensation
    The City offers two voluntary 457 deferred compensation plans administered by ICMA-RC and Nationwide Retirement Solutions.

The City of College Station is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Veteran Friendly Employer

Contact Information

Officer Jason BorneCSPD Recruiting Coordinator 979.764.3591
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