Police Patrol Officer

Position Information

The Henderson Police Department is looking for qualified and committed individuals interested in a professional law enforcement career. Duties include patrolling City to enforce criminal laws and maintain order, enforce traffic laws to promote safety, reduce crashes and expedite traffic flow, respond to dispatch calls, assist the public and perform special assignments to protect life and property.

Recruit | Non-Certified: $46,787.00

Police Officer: $53,788.74


  • $5,000 sign on bonus
  • Paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Longevity and certificate pay
  • TMRS retirement: 2-1 at 7%
  • 104 hours paid holiday
  • 96 hours sick leave
  • 80 hours of accrued vacation within the first year (taken after six months)


Applicants must successfully complete the following to be considered for employment:

  • Drug screen
  • Extensive background investigation
  • Oral interview
  • Physical examination
  • Physical Agility Testing
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological examination

Interested persons may apply by contacting Henderson Police Department, 800 Lake Forest Parkway, Henderson, Texas for an application or by clicking the link below to download an electronic application. Both application and authorization must be completed and turned in to be considered for opening.  Applications are to be submitted by mail, email or in person to the Henderson Police Department, Attn: Deputy Chief Randy Hudman, 800 Lake Forest, Henderson, Texas 75652.

Application for Employment

Personal History Statement

Police Patrol Authorization

Completed applications must be returned in person or by mail with required documentation as listed on the application to Henderson Police Department to be considered. The preferred method of receiving the completed paperwork is in person.

Henderson Police Department, 800 Lake Forest Pkwy., Henderson, TX 75652

This position will remain open until filled. 

****Any incomplete applications will not be accepted.****