RECRUITINGcityofficers@cityofbastrop.org

 

 
The City of Bastrop is a rapidly growing community 20 miles east of Austin, Texas with a census population of just under 10,000 and a daytime service population of approximately 20,000. We are seeking professional police officers and interested cadets who are committed and dedicated to public service, possess a willingness and compassion to work together with the citizens of Bastrop to maintain a healthy and safe community. 
 
 

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Applicants must complete a City of Bastrop Employment Application and a Personal History Statement to be considered for employment.

 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bastrop

click on POLICE and hit APPLY

We also require a completed Personal History Statement prior to interviewing.

Personal History Statement

Submit online or submit a completed application to HR Department either by email (hr@cityofbastrop.org), fax(512-332-8819), or in person (City Hall 1311 Chestnut St).

For questions please call:
512-332-8603 or email RECRUITINGcitypolice@cityofbastrop.org

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS and APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Each applicant for the position of Police Officer/Patrol Officer shall have met at least the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS as mandated by TCOLE. In addition, the following requirements also apply:

 

  • United States Citizen
  • Must have attended a Police Academy in Texas and be TCOLE Certified Peace Officer or are eligible for our cadet program.
  • Valid Texas Drivers License with good driving record.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Must have a stable employment record with no history of any conduct, which may affect suitability for law enforcement work.
  • Pass each step of the application process, which includes:

 

  1. Submit city application and any required documents 

2. Schedule a ride along (bring PHS with you)

  3. Pass written exam

  4. Interview

  5. Background Investigation

  6. Polygraph

  7. Fingerprints / Drug Screen

  8. Medical exam

  9. Final interview 

DISQUALIFICATIONS

 

An applicant SHALL be disqualified from consideration if he/she:

 

  • Does not meet the minimum requirements as set forth in above section.
  • Does not meet the qualifications necessary for performance of the duties of the position involved.
  • Has made any false statements or deliberate omissions of fact on the Application or Personal History Statement.
  • Has committed or attempted to commit a fraudulent act at any stage of selection process.
  • Would be in violation of the nepotism laws.
  • Fails to properly complete the application process or any application procedures.
  • Illegal drug use (timeframe specific)

 

AN APPLICANT MAY ALSO BE DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION UPON OTHER REASONABLE GROUNDS RELATING TO JOB REQUIREMENTS!

CURRENT SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

Current starting salary based on a 12 hour shift:
 
Peace Officer, less than 5 years police experience $51,971
Senior Peace Officer, 5 years or more police experience $57,251
 
An additional;
 
$600 a year for an Intermediate License
$1200 a year for an Advanced License
$1800 a year for a Master Peace Officer License.

 

SIGN ON BONUS OF $5,000 AFTER 3-YEARS OF SERVICE / ADDITIONAL $5,000 AFTER 6-YEARS.

Current Benefits Include:

 

  • 10 Paid Vacation Days Each Year
  • 12 Paid Sick Days Each Year
  • 12 Paid Holidays Each Year
  • Group, Life, Medical, and Dental Insurance
  • 25 Year Retirement Through TMRS
  • Longevity Pay
  • All Uniforms, Equipment, Vest, and Weapon Provided
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Shared Take Home Car Program
  • 12-Hour Shifts with Every Other Week-end Off

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.