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Yes, Certified Police Officers may be eligible for lateral entry. Salary will depend on years of experience at a paid Police Department.
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Go to the City of Palestine Job Openings page to check if we are hiring and to the Career Opportunities page to see when the next Civil Service Exam will take place.
Go to the City of Palestine Human Resources page for more information or click on the Tab to the left on this page.
Yes, you will get paid while attending the academy.
Yes, you can complete an application online. Go to the City of Palestine How To Apply page for more information and to apply online.
Police officers with the Palestine Police Department work 12 hour shifts with every other weekend off.
Except for personal undergarments and boots, your complete uniform is provided.
Yes, please contact Lt Ricki Baker at [email protected] or by calling 903-731-8438.
Yes, we currently offer a $5,000 sign on bonus to eligible Certified Police Officers.