Five-year lateral maximum starting salary- does not include certification pay or assignment pay
Annual Certification Pay
We will pay you for your certification level even as a new hire:
$1,950.00 - Intermediate Peace Officer
$2,600.00 - Advanced Peace Officer
$3,250.00 - Master Peace Officer
Officers can also qualify for an additional $300.00 a month ($150.00 per pay period) for responsibilities such as:
Field Training Officer • Hostage Negotiator • SWAT • Acting Sergeant
CERTIFIED TCOLE LICENSED OFFICERS WILL COMPLETE A MODIFIED FIELD TRAINING PROGRAM!
If you are already licensed with service time, we most likely don't need to teach you the job. Therefore, TCOLE certified officers may qualify for a modified training program to learn the Kennedale way of policing and the service expectations of our community!
WE MAY BE A SMALL AGENCY, BUT YOU WILL GET TOP QUALITY TRAINING & EQUIPMENT!
Equipment- You will be given all the equipment you will need- and then some!
In addition to standard duty gear, weapons, uniforms, and boots, you will also be issued a set of specialized ballistic equipment in addition to standard body armor.
There are also a variety of less lethal options available to all officers with even more coming online in the near future. We are always looking for better force options for the types of situations we encounter.
And, when you need something replaced, you won’t have to go through a long and arduous process to get it. We get you what you need as soon as possible!
Training, training, and more training- We want our officers to receive the latest and the best training available.
Because we are a small agency, we can afford to send our Patrol Officers, Detectives, Sergeants and School Resource Officers to advanced schools that are hard to come by in larger agencies that have to try to spread training opportunities around.
Our officers begin intermediate courses as soon as they can after field training. Our Detectives are sent throughout the state to receive the best training possible. Our Sergeants and Corporals are expected to attend leadership courses and supervisor schools whenever available.
Additionally, we want you to be patrol rifle certified as soon as possible. We also have quarterly firearms practice sessions to help you excel during qualifications!
We even have our own training simulator!
We believe that a well-equipped and highly-trained officer is critical to the delivery of police service to our community!
OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORTS US!
Being a small agency gives us an opportunity to be a part of our great community while having our own department family. We host and participate in events in our city all year long and also come together for all kinds of team and camaraderie building occasions! From promotions to barbecues, here are just a few pictures demonstrating the great times we enjoy as part of the Kennedale PD team:
If you want to work at a police agency that is well paid, well equipped, well trained, has wonderful support from the community we serve, and believes in making everyone feel like they are part of a family, contact Captain Eric Carlson at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817/985-2168 for more information