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The White Settlement Police Department seeks out the best and most qualified applicants to wear our badge, patch, and uniform. Our agency falls under Municipal Civil Service Rules and testing occurs throughout the year as approved by the Civil Service Commission. In addition to meeting minimum standards for licensure with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, our department may mandate more professional standards throughout our hiring process. 

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

Police Officers receive industry-leading benefits including a generous public safety employee package:

  • Full state retirement at any age with 20 years of service with a 2 to 1 match and 7% employee contribution.
  • 457 supplemental retirement plan available to employees.
  • Fully 100% paid medical insurance for employee.
  • Life, dental, vision, and pet insurance plans.
  • 15 paid holidays, including a floating holiday.
  • 3 weeks paid vacation leave annually until 15 years, which draws 4 weeks paid vacation.
  • 3 weeks paid sick leave annually.
  • Attendance incentives up to 40 hours of sick leave conversion to vacation annually.
  • Educational pay.
  • Bilingual pay. 
  • TCOLE certification pay.
  • Paid military leave.
  • Paid sick leave. 
  • 12-hour shifts to maximize days off. 
  • Promotions available through competitive civil service examinations.
  • Police uniforms provided (outer vest carriers available).
  • Police equipment and leather gear provided.
  • Standardized firearms provided.
  • New Electronic Control Weapons.
  • Newly leased police vehicle fleet consisting of Chevrolet Tahoes and Ford Explorers for Patrol Division.
  • New Motorola WatchGuard Body-Worn Cameras.
  • New Motorola/Spillman Flex Records Management System, CAD, and Mobile Software.
  • New Dell Ruggedized Laptops for in-car operation.
  • New Intelligence and Information-Sharing Mobile Application.
  • Robust social media presence highlighting officer's crime-fighting efforts.
  • Culture of excellence and fun work environment with high level of camaraderie. 
  • Full top-down support from Executive Leadership Team and Chief of Police.

POLICE OFFICER 

All trainees start at Step 1 and are fully paid during attendance of the police academy and field training. Each step changes with the completion of one year of service. For example, an employee starting their sixth year of service will be paid at the step 6 level.

Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8Step 9Step 10
$58,146.00$59,599.65$61,089.64$62,616.88$64,182.30$65,786.86$67,431.53$69,117.32$70,845.25$72,616.39


CORPORAL

To be eligible for promotion to Corporal, an officer has to have two years of service, immediately before the examination date as a Civil Service Police Officer. An officer becomes a Civil Service Police Officer one year after the employee was sworn in as a police officer. Candidates for the rank of Corporal must have also obtained an Intermediate TCOLE certification.

Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8Step 9Step 10
$72,072.00$73,873.80$75,720.65$77,613.66$79,554.00$81,542.85$83,581.42$85,670.96$87,812.73$90,008.05


SERGEANT

To be eligible for promotion to Sergeant, candidates for the Sergeant exam must have a minimum of three years of service, immediately before the examination date, as a Corporal and must have obtained an Advanced TCOLE certification.

Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5
$85,500.00$88,920.00$92,476.80$96,175.87$99,500.00


LIEUTENANT

To be eligible for promotion to Lieutenant, candidates for the Lieutenant exam must have a minimum of three years of service, immediately before the examination date, as a Sergeant and must have obtained a Master TCOLE certification. In addition, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or must have completed an approved Command Staff Leadership course such as Leadership Command College, FBI National Academy, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration or equivalent as determined by the Chief of Police.

Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5
$95,500.00$99,320.00$103,292.80$107,424.51$109,500.00

ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF

The Assistant Police Chief must be appointed from within the organization under Civil Service Rules, however, they are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Chief of Police. This exempt position is classified as an Assistant Director level.

CHIEF OF POLICE

The Chief of Police is appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by the White Settlement City Council. This exempt position is classified as a Director and serves on the city's executive leadership team. 

HIRING PROCESS

The first step into becoming a White Settlement Police Officer is to submit a letter of intent to take the written Civil Service examination. Additional components of the hiring process include:

  • Physical assessment test
  • Extensive background check 
  • Medical examination
  • Polygraph examination 
  • Oral interview board 
  • Final interview with Chief of Police

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 CIVIL SERVICE DIRECTOR

Shelley Poer is the appointed Civil Service Director for the City of White Settlement and also serves as the Director of Human Resources. Email Director Poer

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