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 currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer and Civilian Police Cadet.  To apply, please visit the City's job link, https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bastrop.  If you have specific questions regarding the position, please contact Rachel Klaus, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Police Chief at rtanner@cityofbastrop.org  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              $51,971 annually   
Senior Police Officer, 5 years or more of police experience    $57,251 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.