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Police Employment Opportunities

The City of Bastrop is a rapidly growing community located 20 miles east of Austin, Texas with a census population of approximately 9,000 and daytime service population of approximately 20,000.  The City of Bastrop Police Department has a full-time staff of 24 sworn police officers, 3 civilian support staff and 1 code enforcement/animal control officer.  Our department is a cohesive, collaborative team of professionals dedicated to providing our community exceptional public service and possess a willingness and compassion to work together with the citizens of Bastrop to maintain a healthy and safe community.


Bastrop Police Department is accepting applications from May 20, 2020 through July 20, 2020 to establish an eligibility list for hiring Certified Police Officers.  This list will remain in effect for six (6) months ending January 31, 2021 or until the list is exhausted, whichever occurs first.


Persons selected to be on the eligibility list will be invited to complete the remainder of the application process as positions become available.


Current Salary & Benefits

Salary based on a 12-hour shift:                                                                                                                           

Police Officer, less than 5 years of police experience              $50,952 annually   
Senior Police Officer, 5 years or more of police experience    $56,128 annually

Additional Pay:                                                                                                                                                 

Intermediate Peace Officer License    $ 600 annually
Advanced Peace Officer License        $1200 annually
Master Peace Officer License             $1800 annually   

Sign-on Bonus of $5,000 after completing 3-years of continuous service / additional $5,000 after completing 6-years of continuous service.


To apply, please visit the City's job link, https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bastrop.  If you have specific questions regarding the eligibility list, please contact Rachel Klaus, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Police Chief at rtanner@cityofbastrop.org or call 512-332-8600.



The City of Bastrop ONLY accepts job applications for positions that are officially open. Applications must be submitted prior to the closing date to be considered.

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