Certified Police Officer Lateral Transfer Program

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We are now hiring for the position of Police Officer!

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Roanoke PD Certified Police Officer Lateral Transfer Program Salary:

  • 2-3 years of experience: $60,904.00 
  • ​4-5 years of experience: $64,613.00 
  • 6-9 years of experience: $66,551.00
  • 10+ years of experience: $68,547.00 

​ The following requirements must be met in order to be considered for the lateral transfer program: 

 

  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of continuous experience as a paid, full-time certified Peace Officer at a comparable law enforcement agency.  Out of state applicants must challenge and pass the TCOLE state exam before a final job offer is made by the Roanoke Police Department.
  • Have worked for a law enforcement agency in a municipality as a sworn police officer where they had the authority to enforce laws, investigate crimes, make arrests, respond to calls for service, carry a firearm, and use discretion as part of their assigned duties in the United States or U.S. Territories.  (Time served as a reserve officer or other type of unpaid peace officer will not be used to calculate an applicant’s time on active service for qualification for the lateral entry program.) 
  • Applicants must have no more than a 90 day break in service from the time they separated from a comparable law enforcement agency.
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver License at the time of hire.
  • Must be licensed by the Texas Commission in Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Must have the ability to pass all pre-employment screenings to include: a written examination, physical ability test, an extensive background investigation, psychological exam, physical and drug screen.  
  • Must have no pending disciplinary actions or investigations for misconduct or criminal activity. 
  • F5 must reflect an Honorable Discharge from all previous agencies.  ​

​If you have any questions of concerns, please contact:


​Detective S. Pettigrew
​817.491.6052 or email