Lufkin Police Officer Employment

Police Department Recruiters
C. Jackson - Copy (2)Det. Cody Jackson
Petty, J - Copy
Det. John Petty
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Police officer employment FAQs

What is the salary range of a Lufkin Police officer?
Officer: $53k-$80k 
Supervisor: $69k-$108k
+ assignment and certificate pay

***lateral entry upon approval***
Click here to view pay scale.
Do you offer a sign-on bonus?

If you are being sent through police academy by the Department then you do not qualify.
What is the recruiting process?
  • Civil Service Entrance Exam Registration
  • Fitness test (2000-meter Concept II row)
  • Interview board
  • Polygraph & extensive background investigation
  • Final interview board
  • Offer
Non-certified recruits will be sent to a police academy for certification.
Certified recruits will enter the field training program.
Does the Department have hiring disqualifiers?
Yes. See the complete list here.
Is there an age requirement?
You must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the Civil Service exam. The Department has no upper age limit.
What is the fitness requirement?
Applicants for officer positions are required to pass a work fitness test, consisting of a time-restricted 2000-meter row on a Concept 2 rower. Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 50% on resistance level 5 based on the 2000-meter row chart for their age, weight, and gender, using the percentage results for the test battery found on the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) site:

Training tips and additional resources are available here:

What is the Department's tattoo policy?
Visible tattoos that fit within our tattoo policy are allowed. 
See tattoo policy here.
What benefits do officers have?
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 20-year TMRS retirement at 7%, matched 2 to 1
  • 120 paid vacation hours annually
  • 120 paid sick hours annually
  • 10 paid holidays plus birthday
  • Deferred compensation savings program
  • Longevity & certificate pay
  • $60 monthly uniform cleaning allowance
What equipment does the Department provide?
The Department furnishes all duty equipment including:
  • Patrol car
  • In-car computer
  • Radio
  • Body-worn camera
  • Colt AR-15
  • 40 cal Glock 22
  • Taser
  • Leather duty gear
  • Body armor
  • Plate carrier
  • Uniforms
What special divisions opportunities does the Department offer?
  • Computer Forensics
  • Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant
  • Criminal Investigations Division (10-hour investigation division shifts)
  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • Departmental Instructor
  • Field Training Officer
  • Honor Guard
  • Patrol Division (12-hour patrol division shifts)
  • Robot & Drone Team
  • Special Services/Street Crimes Division
  • SWAT
  • Traffic Crash Reconstruction