Careers and Recruiting

We are Now Hiring Certified Officers!

Come Join Our Team!!

The application period is open for Certified Officers only.  The application period for Certified Officers to apply will end Wednesday, May 31, 2023.  Certified Officers can apply here.  For anyone that is not certified and still would like to become a Baytown police officer in the future, please fill-out the Job Interest Card and select "Law Enforcement" to subscribe and stay up-to-date on the next exam.

Certified Officer application period ends: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Click Here to Apply

CP Officer Deadline May 31, 2023 (2)

Come Join Our Team

  1. Minimum Requirements
  2. Pre-employment Agility Test
  3. Steps to Obtain TCOLE Endorsement for Out-of-State Officers

Minimum Qualifications


An applicant must be at least 21 years of age and less than 45 years of age at the time they are sworn in by the Chief.

An applicant must have one of the following qualifications:

  • Possess a current, permanent Texas peace officer's license; OR
  • Possess an inactive, permanent Texas peace officer's license with less than a two year break in service; OR
  • Have a high school diploma / GED and have successfully completed a minimum of 45 hours at an accredited college or university (College hours must be earned from colleges and universities accredited under the Regional Institutional Accrediting Organizations. These accrediting organizations are: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Western Association of Schools and Colleges. An international college or university evaluated and accepted by a United States college or university   accredited by the above organizations is accepted. College hours earned at institutions other than those listed above do not qualify and will not be accepted for TCOLE credit); OR
  • Have a high school diploma / GED and 24 months active military service with an honorable discharge - CANNOT have a re-enlistment code of RE-4. (DD214 MUST be submitted online with employment application).


  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.
  • Must meet all legal requirements necessary to become eligible for licensing by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCOLE).
  • The applicant must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be able to read and write English.