Career Opportunities

The Aransas Pass Police Department is a progressive agency, employing some of the sharpest minds and equipping them with some of the best technology available. We continue to seek applications from those desiring a career in the best law enforcement agency in South Texas! Making a positive difference in our community through leadership excellence in service, that is what APPD is all about!

Are you ready to make a difference? for a rewarding career? to join our family?


  • Bike Patrol
  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • DEA Task Force
  • Field Training Officer
  • Gang & Narcotics Investigations
  • Investigations
  • Marine Patrol & Rescue Team
  • Mental Health Officers
  • School Resource Officer
  • TCOLE Training Instructor
  • Progressive Training


  •  Police Base: $52,291.20 Annually
  •  Police Stipend (in addition to base annual): $6,600 Annually

  •  TCO Base: $39,020.80 Annually
  •  TCO Stipend (in addition to base annual): $3,600 Annually

  •  TCOLE License Incentive:  $0.50/hr. more per license step (Police & TCO’s)
  •  Educational Incentive: up to $1.50/hr. dependant on degree. (All staff)
  •  Bi-Lingual Pay: $0.50 hourly increase
  •  Special Assignment Pay: $0.50 hourly increase


  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Cell Phone Assignment/Allowance
  • Certification & Educational Pay Incentive
  • Holiday Pay/Leave
  • Longevity Pay
  • Monthly Retention Stipend
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • TMRS Retirement Plan (2:1 at 6%)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Weapon Purchase, Reimbursement Program

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The background packet is for those who receive a conditional offer of employment and not required upfront.

All applicants must undergo a physical exam, psychological test, drug screening, and a thorough background investigation (polygraph may be considered).  Drug, medical, and psychological testing along with the background investigation will be deferred until the issuance of a conditional offer by the Chief.

* Rates of pay are current, competitve, and in accordance with the citywide pay study of 2023.

Forms fillable via Adobe or on a Mac.

Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2024

Here, you’re a family-member, not just another number!

Submit by mail, email, or in person

Police Department ATTN: Chief of Police
600 Cleveland Blvd. Aransas Pass, Texas 78336
For more information call 361-758-5224

The City of Aransas Pass is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.

* Positions remain open until filled unless otherwise stated.

** Background Packet will be required no later than 5 days after receiving a conditional offer of employment.