Should you not be a Certified Police Officer, the Huntsville Police Department will pay a salary to you at the recruit level and pay for your attendance at a local police academy of our choice. Once you have successfully passed the academy and become a Certified Police Officer you will enter into our Field Training Program at the Police Officer level. Intensive Field Training will last a minimum of 12 weeks.
Upon your offer of employment if you are a Certified Police Officer with the State of Texas, you will immediately enter Field Training. During this time you will be assigned with a Field Training Officer.
As your career develops, promotional opportunities of the rank of Senior Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant become available.
As an Officer you may qualify to join our specialized teams such as:
Advanced Accident Investigation
Problem Directed Policing Unit
Special Response Team
As a Senior Officer, you can become a Detective and conduct detailed investigations in such areas as burglary, robbery, homicide, auto theft and sexual assaults.
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