The Royse City Police Department is seeking high-quality men and women from all backgrounds who are looking for a challenge and share our commitment to community service.  If you are interested in a career in law enforcement and want to make a positive impact on our community, please consider joining our growing department.

Minimum Requirements:  Must be 21 years old with a minimum of 30 hours from an accredited college, college waved with three years military or law enforcement experience, TCOLE Basic Peace Officer certification preferred.

Police Officer:   

  • Step #1 $60,625.07    Top Out with 3% lump $81,243.39


  • Step #1 $78,793.87    Top Out with 3% lump $100,563.16


  • Step #1 $92,779.06    Top Out with 3% lump $118,412.21

Signing bonus is $3000.00.

Three-step plan: 

  • Upon Hire $1,000.00
  • Exit FTO $1,000.00
  • Release of probation period $1,000.00

Hiring Process:  Applicants with no police experience must pass the entrance exam and physical agility requirements before entering into the hiring process.  Applicants currently working as law enforcement officers do not have to take the entrance exams or physical agility and will be contacted by a representative to start the hiring process when their application is received.

Lateral Program: Law Enforcement Officers can lateral in at higher pay grade depending on experience and qualifications. 

Education Pay: 

  • Associates: $900 per year
  • Bachelor’s Degree: $1200 per year     
  • Master: $2400 per year

Certificate Pay: 

  • Intermediate: $600 per year   
  • Advanced: $1200 per year   
  • Masters: $1800 per year

Medical and Vision Insurance: 100% City Provided for employees and competitive rates for families.

Holiday Pay: 12 paid holidays.

Work Schedule: Officers assigned to patrol duties work 12-hour shifts.

Shift Differential: $650.00 per year for working deep nights.

Bilingual Pay:  $2,080.00 per year.

Uniforms and Equipment: All equipment and uniforms provided and uniform cleaning paid for.

Retirement: Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) 14% contribution by City, 20-year retirement, 5-year vesting.

For more information please visit our Employment Opportunities or email Lt.Lieutenant Nick Dial.