Join the Victoria Police Department!

Officer Edwards in front of patrol car

The Victoria Police Department promotes the culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

  1. Police Officer
  2. Tele-communications Operator
  3. Civilian Personnel

Job Openings are Available!

The Police Officer (Licensed or Currently Attending a TCOLE Academy) responds to emergency and non-emergency requests for police service and enforces all federal laws, state laws, and city ordinances.

The Victoria Police Department is currently accepting applications for non-licensed civilians to attend the Victoria College Police Academy during the 2023 Fall school semester.  The application process is currently open and accepting applications.  If interested in attending the Fall 2023 Police Academy, please visit for more details.

The important dates to remember for the application process are:

March 31, 2023 - Application posting closes at Noon

April 4, 2023 - Applicant testing for those invited to attend.

April 5, 2023 to April 7, 2023 - Review Board Interviews for applicants that successfully complete both the written and physical ability tests.

May 29, 2023 to June 2, 2023 - Contingent job offers to successful candidates.

June 19, 2023 - Tentative Hire date for selected candidates.

July 17, 2023 - Police Academy begins.

December 6, 2023 - Police Academy graduation.

  1. Age
  2. Education
  3. Driving Record
  4. Criminal Record
  5. Citizenship
Applicants for Police Officer must be 21 years of age by their hire date or be over 18 with an associates degree, 60 semesters hours of credit from an accredited college or university, or served in the United States Armed Forces for two years and received an honorable discharge.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old for any other non-officer openings.

  1. Pay
  2. Incentive Pay
  3. Medical
  4. Paid Leave
  5. Retirement
  6. Veterans & Military Personnel
  7. Other

Starting pay for positions at the Victoria Police Department:

  • $45,900/yr - Police Officer Trainee
  • $48,045-$52,500/yr - Police Officer
  • $54,075-$68,500/yr - Senior Officer (License Officer w/ 3+ years experience)
  • $20.00 - $27.96/hr - Telecommunications Operator
  • Licensed Officers are also eligible for "Incentive Pay" for higher levels of TCOLE certification, secondary education, and position (FTO or Detective)

  1. Apply
  2. Testing
  3. Review Board
  4. Background Check
  5. Interview

Those interested in applying will need to fill out an application with the City of Victoria.  Click Here to view current job openings with the Victoria Police Department.  Click the "Apply" button from a listing and create an account to apply for the position.  

  1. Civilian Personnel
  2. Tele-communications
  3. Police Officers
  4. Field Training
  5. Continuing Education
  6. Specialized units
Applicants who are hired for one of our civilian positions (Records Clerk, Investigations Clerk, Admin Assistant, etc.)  will receive on-the-job training to prepare them for their assigned duties.


David Brogger - Recruitment Coordinator

  1. David Brogger

    Recruitment Coordinator

  2. Training & Recruitment Unit

    Physical Address
    7800 N. Navarro
    Victoria, TX 77904


  3. Police

    Physical Address
    306 S Bridge Street
    Victoria, TX 77901


    Emergency Phone: 911