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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 26 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 currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  To apply, please visit the City's job link,  If you have specific questions regarding the positions, please contact Rachel Klaus, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Police Chief at  or call 512-332-8600.


Current Salary & Benefits


Starting Salary based on a 12-hour shift:                                                                                                                            

Police Officer, less than 5 years of police experience              $58,815 annually   
Senior Police Officer, 5 years or more of police experience    $64,777 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.


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.

***The City of Bastrop is an equal opportunity employer.  Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment drug testing and criminal background investigations.***

The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.