Harlingen Police Department

The Harlingen Police Department has a current openings for:
Public Safety Communications Officer

Positions are vacant until filled.   For this and other employment opportunities with the City of Harlingen, click here

Interested in joining a Premier Texas Police Organization?  The following information is a guide to the process of becoming a Harlingen Police Officer.

Notice of Entrance Examination
Application forms may be obtained at the City of Harlingen, City Hall, 118 East Tyler, Harlingen, Texas, in the Human Resources Department at (956) 216-5020.  The City of Harlingen Human Resources Administrator is Sandra Martinez smartinez@myharlingen.us
Applications must be returned with the requested documentation or the application will be considered incomplete and the application will not be accepted. 

Employment Process
The employment process includes a:
  • Written Examination
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Background Investigation
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Drug Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Functional Testing
  • Polygraph Examinations
Minimum Qualifications to Apply
High School graduate, or equivalent (GED) ; or 2 years of military service with an honorable discharge; or have a current certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Age:
21 years of age and not have reached his/her 45th birthday. Citizenship:
Shall be a United States citizen and must be able to read, write and speak English.
Salary Information

Police Pay Table

Pay Grade

Classified Ranks

Annual Base Pay FY 2016-17 2% COLA




702 1

Police Officer (probationary)


703 1

Police Officer I


704 1

Police Officer II (5th anniversary thru 10 Yrs)


705 1

Police Officer III (10th anniversary and beyond)


711 1



721 1



731 1

Deputy Chief



Assistant Chief

Management Discretion

Certificate Pay  
 Intermediate Peace Officer $ 1,200.00 annually 
 Advanced Peace Officer $ 2,400.00 annually 
 Masters Peace Officer $ 3,600.00 annually 
Assignment Pay
 SWAT   $ 1,200.00 annually 
 Investigator   $ 1,200.00 annually 
 Field Training Officer   $ 1,200.00 annually 
 Motorcycle Officer   $ 1,200.00 annually 
 Training Officer   $ 1,200.00 annually 
 K-9 Officer   $ 1,200.00 annually 
Click here to for the Police Stability Schedule
Additional Information
For information or questions relating
to the hiring process, you may contact
Personnel Officer Juan C. Garcia at
email at jcgarcia@harlingenpolice.com
The City of Harlingen is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place.
Applicants/employees are subject to drug and/or alcohol testing as a condition of
employment or continued employment.

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