Police Employment

Join the Victoria Police Department

The Victoria Police Department  is a Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognized Agency.  Our department is committed to its core values of Integrity, Professionalism, Pride in Service and Respect.  Education and training is the foundation for all employees in providing exceptional service to the citizens of Victoria.

A career with the Victoria Police Department will begin with an annual salary of $43,500 with the possibility of an annual step pay plan. A police officer with a minimum of three years experience at a similar size agency is eligible to receive an annual salary between $49,300 and $66,900, depending on qualifications.  The City of Victoria offers benefits such as Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance along with paid holidays, sick leave and vacation time.  For additional benefits, click HERE.

Once hired, every officer is required to complete a field training program and will serve the community within the ranks of the Patrol Division.  Once additional milestones are obtained,  the officer is eligible to pursue different career opportunities within the department including Traffic Safety, K-9 Patrol and the Criminal Investigations Division.  Victoria Police Officers also have the capability of serving on specialized units such as S.W.A.T., Hostage Negotiations Team, Bicycle Patrol and Honor Guard along side their primary duties.

Minimum Application Qualification Requirements

Certified Police Officers must have a current Peace Officers License issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and be in good standing or be currently enrolled in a regional Texas Law Enforcement Academy and pass the Peace Officer Licensing Exam after graduation.