Shenandoah - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Shenandoah Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryStarting Officer Pay $51,824 - Top Out $78,388
Deadline Apr 15, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Shenandoah, TX
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Shenandoah Police Department, TX Police Jobs




  • At least 21 years of age on the date of hire.
  • High School graduate or High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Licensed Peace Officer or within 60 days of graduation from an approved Peace Officer Academy.
  • Have a valid Texas Driver License (at the date of hire).
  • Citizen of the United States by birth or naturalization.
  • Able to read, write and speak English language.
  • Must be of a good moral character.
  • Not prohibited by State or Federal law from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
  • Pass written exam with minimum score of 70.
  • Pass the required physical ability course.
  • Pass background investigation.
  • Pass Oral Interview Board.
  • Successfully complete a post-job psychological exam and medical exam.

CLICK HERE to view the Police Applicant Disqualifiers

    • Benefits and Incentives

Employee Benefits

The City of Shenandoah provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce.

Officer Salaries and Insurance

  • Salary is based on 2080 hours per year and 26 pay periods.
  • The current starting pay is $51,824 annually, with a top out of $78,388 annually.
  • Lateral applicants may be eligible to start at a higher rate with experience.
  • Employee Insurance - The City of Shenandoah provides a competitive program for its eligible employees, including medical, dental, life, accidental death and dismemberment.
  • Retirement – The City of Shenandoah participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System, at 20 years, City matches 2:1, vested after 5 years.



TCOLE Certification Pay

  • Intermediate Peace Officer $100 a month
  • Advance Peace Officer $200 a month
  • Master Peace Officer $300 a month


Education Pay

  • Associates Degree $50 a month
  • Bachelor’s Degree $200 a month
  • Master’s Degree $300 a month


Other benefits

  • Patrol uniforms and duty gear provided by the department.
  • 1.5 hour, on duty time, to work out in the employee gym.
  • City issued cell phone.
  • College Tuition / Book Reimbursement. Restrictions apply
  • Longevity Pay - $5 per month of service, is paid to employees in December.
  • Employee Gun Buy Back Program – Eligible employee allowed to purchase a duty approved firearm (hand gun, rifle or shotgun) once a year. Restrictions apply
  • Night Shift Differential                   $250 month
  • Field Training Officer                      1.5 hour OT a day (Must be assigned a trainee)
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Floating Holiday - Employee’s birthday


Shenandoah Police Applicant Hiring Process


    • The following information will explain the Shenandoah Police Department’s hiring process.
    • There are several steps in the process that each applicant must pass before moving on to the next step and ultimately receiving an offer of employment.
    • Applicants who do not meet the Minimum Requirements will be disqualified.
    • Applicants should review the Applicant disqualifier’s link before applying for a position with the Shenandoah Police Department.
    • Applicants who meet minimum requirements and do not have a disqualifier should complete the steps below.


    Step 1: Online Application

    • Individuals who are interested in applying will need to complete an online application.
    • Online applications will be placed in a queue and reviewed in the order they are received.
    • Applicants who pass the initial application process will be emailed date and times of testing.  
    • Applicants who do not pass the application process will receive an email notifying them of the disqualification and time associated with the disqualifier.


    Step 2: Physical Fitness Testing

    • Applicants who complete the Online Application and are qualified, will receive an invitation to attend the Testing Process.
    • Applicants must arrive at the Shenandoah Police Department by 08:30 a.m. on the date of Testing.
    • Applicants who do not arrive on time will be disqualified.
    • Applicants must pass a Blood Pressure (BP) screening, prior to any physical testing. An applicant with a Blood Pressure reading above 150 systolic and 90 diastolic (150/90 BP) will be given 5 minutes to relax, and the blood pressure screening will be taken again. If after the second reading the applicant’s blood pressure remains above 150/90 BP, the applicant will be disqualified from proceeding in the testing process.

    *It is recommended that the applicant refrain from tobacco, caffeine, or a pre-work out supplement before the BP test, as this could alter the screening results.

    • Applicants will be required to complete and pass all the physical fitness tests to proceed with the process:
      • Standard Cooper test consisting of:
        • One and a half mile run in 17:09 minutes
        • 20 Push-ups in 1:00 minute
        • 23 Sit-ups in 1:00 minute

    Applicants that successfully pass the physical fitness testing will move on to the written test (same day).


    Step 3: Written Test (POST)

    • Applicants will complete a written examination. Standard & Associates, Inc. The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST). The test is an entry-level basic skills test with four parts consisting of Math, Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Incident Report Writing.

    Applicants who pass the written examination will proceed to the Firearms Qualification (same day).


    Step 4: Firearms Qualification

    • Qualifying applicants will then meet the Range Officer at the range (address provided day of test). Applicant must provide their own duty weapon, three (3) magazines, duty belt, holsters and fifty (50) rounds of ammunition.

    Applicants that pass the firearms qualifications, will be given a date and time for the Oral Board.


    Step 5: Oral Board

    • Applicants should wear business dress attire, for their board.
    • The Oral Board will be a panel of Shenandoah Police Officers with rank varying from Officer to Lieutenant.
    • Questions asked will give applicants an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities considered basic attributes of a Police Officer.
    • Top Applicants from the process will continue with a background investigation.


    Step 6: Background Investigation

    • Applicants who are chosen will undergo a complete background investigation using the Personal History Booklet (PHB) that is issued after the Oral Board.
    • It is recommended that the Applicant begin completing the PHB and obtaining required documents immediately upon receiving the packet. A turn in date will be issued for the PHB.


    Step 7: Conditional Job Offer

    • Once the Applicant passes the background investigation, he or she may be offered a position contingent on satisfactorily passing the following:
      • Medical / Physical Examination
      • Drug Screening
      • Psychological Examination

The Shenandoah Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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