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The Keller Police Department is a value-driven, nationally accredited organization committed to excellence and to partnering with the community to make Keller a better place to live, visit and conduct business.

We are now accepting registration for two testing dates:  Sat. Sept. 15, and Wed. Sept. 19, 2018.  For more information, and to register, please visit www.cityofkeller.com.jobs.  EOE

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Police Officer Compensation:

 Step Hourly Rate
Annual Equivalent
 1 $26.88
$55,910.40
 2 $27.42
$57,033.60
 3 $27.97
$58,177.60
 4 $28.53
$59,342.40
 5 $29.10
$60,528.00
 6 $29.68
$61,734.40
7
$30.27
$62,961.60
8
$30.88
$64,230.40
9
$31.50 $65,520.00
10
$32.13
$66,830.40
11
$32.77
$68,161.60
12
$33.43
$69,534.40
13
$34.10
$70,928.00

Lateral Compensation: The Keller Police Department offers lateral compensation for TCOLE experienced certified Peace Officers.  Pay will be commensurate with TCOLE experience and internal equity.  We also offer two incentives for lateral officers:

  • $2,500 sign-on incentive for lateral officers
  • $2,500 relocation incentive for selected candidates living >75 miles from Keller Police Department
  • For more information, click HERE to download a PDF version.


Relocation Incentive
We are also pleased to offer a $2,500 relocation incentive for selected candidates (including new recruits) living >75 miles from the Keller Police Department.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age at time of hire 
  • HS diploma/GED
  • A minimum of 30 college hours with a min. GPA of 2.0 from a TCOLE-recognized accredited college or university, OR be honorably discharged from the military within one year of initial pre-employment test date after completing two or more years of active duty, OR Texas Peace Officer currently certified
  • Valid Texas Driver's License, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of employment
  • United States of America citizenship
  • No DWI/DUID convictions within the last 10 years
  • No Class B or above misdemeanor convictions within the last five years
  • No felony convictions
  • No assault convictions against a family member, regardless of penalty grade; cannot be the subject of a court-issued protective order
  • No TCOLE license denials or revocations, or voluntary surrender of license
  • Honorable Discharge from Armed Forces (if a veteran)

Application Process:

  • Written Exam (Study Guide)
  • Personal History Statement review (Download Personal History Statement Form)
  • Preliminary Interview
  • Fitness Assessment (2,000 meter row - Technique Tips)
  • Interview Board
  • Background Investigation (includes, but not limited to Polygraph, Psychological, Medical w/Drug Screen)
  • Interview with Chief of Police

More Information:

For more information on the Keller Police Department and its recruiting efforts, contact Sgt. Jeff Stafford at 817-743-4543, jstafford@cityofkeller.com or HR Employment Specialist Melanie Curl at 817-743-4045, mcurl@cityofkeller.com.  

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