We are currently accepting applications for Police Officer. If you are currently licensed as a Peace Officer in the State of Texas, or currently attending an accredited Police Academy, please contact 936-291-5480 for more information on applying. 

Hiring Process

 Each applicant must successfully complete the following:

  1. Written Exam - Certified Officers with experience are not required to test.
  2. Applicant Interview Board
  3. Polygraph Examination
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Psychological Examination
  6. Medical Examination


We prefer to hire TCOLE certified officers, if possible. Certified officers will enter straight into the Field Training Program. Should we test/hire a non-certified candidate the Huntsville Police Department will pay a salary to you at the recruit level and pay for your attendance at a local police academy of our choice. Once you have successfully passed the academy and become a Certified Police Officer you will enter into our Field Training Program at the Police Officer level. Intensive Field Training will last a minimum of 12 weeks.


Career Development

 As your career develops, promotional opportunities of the rank of Senior Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant become available.

As an Officer you may qualify to join our specialized teams such as:

  • Advanced Accident Investigation
  • Community Services
  • Crime Scene
  • K-9
  • Narcotics Unit
  • SWAT Team
  • Motorcycle Unit

As a Senior Officer, you can become a detective and conduct detailed investigations in such areas as burglary, robbery, homicide, auto theft and sexual assaults.


 To receive notification of Law Enforcement Job postings for the City of Huntsville, please subscribe to the notifications here. For questions about the Hiring Process, please email Hollie Mitchell or call 936-291-5494 .