Patrol Lieutenant

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Under the direction of the Deputy Chief, assists in the implementation of a comprehensive program for crime prevention and law enforcement and to protect the city’s residents and property and enforce laws and ordinances by supervising the patrol officers assigned to their shift. Supervises, reviews, and makes recommendations concerning the work of subordinate personnel; assigns duties to subordinates and monitors their progress; supervises and manages all patrol responsibilities for the shift assigned.


In order to be eligible to take the Patrol Lieutenant’s exam, officers must have held the position of Sergeant or above for the Henderson Police Department for at least two continuous years with no disciplinary action above the level of verbal counseling on record within twelve months of the testing date. Applicants from outside the department for Patrol Lieutenant must have a minimum of five years total in law enforcement, with two years serving in a supervisory role comparable to the Sergeant position within Henderson Police Department.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES OR LICENSE: TCOLE Advanced Peace Officer Certification or higher is preferred.

SALARY: This position is in Pay Group 25, with a base salary of $56,478.18 per year plus benefits.

CLOSING DATE: Both positions will be opened until filled. The first position is available at this time, with the second position becoming vacant in January 2018. First Review of applications will be on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Those interested in the position may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to Chief Chad Taylor - Henderson Police Department, 800 Lake Forest parkway, Henderson, Texas 75652, or in email form to