TCOLE Certified / Lateral $83,243 - $97,851

Allen Police Department (TX) - Allen, Texas

May 19, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Jun 30, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$74,976 annual
Academy Graduate:
$78,100 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$86,711 annual
Top Pay:
$97,851 annual

Job Description

Promotes a secure environment by patrolling, by car, by foot, and on a bike, the city and assigned districts, deterring crime by presence, assisting in high-risk situations, providing special surveillance operations, taking reports, operating Police equipment, enforcing State and local laws and City ordinances, subduing combative or uncooperative citizens, making lawful arrests and keeping the peace on civil scenes.

Enforces traffic laws by patrolling roadways, responding to calls from Dispatch Center, observing violations and making traffic stops, searching vehicles if probable cause is found, issuing citations or verbal warnings, and filing reports.

Reports on motor vehicle accidents by responding to accidents, clearing the roadway, interviewing involved parties, observing and recording evidence at the scene, interpreting and drawing conclusions from evidence, making an overall assessment of the incident, taking appropriate actions, issuing citations, and filing reports.

Investigates crimes by responding to calls for service, interviewing witnesses, victims, and suspects, gathering and documenting evidence, submitting evidence, filing reports, issuing citations, taking suspects into custody, and filing charges through the District Attorney's office.

Maintains positive community relations by answering citizens' questions and providing various other forms of civic service and assistance for citizens, by surveying the public to evaluate problem areas and specific needs and questioning citizens for their opinions on Police matters.

Additional Information

Lateral Requirements: if you meet these requirements, you are not required to take the written exam or physical agility test

You must have started the process to obtain your TCOLE license -

** Must have a minimum of three (3) years of continuous service as a paid full-time Peace Officer from a Municipality, Sheriff's Office, or Department of Public Safety. **

*Must be currently employed by an agency that meets our requirements, or not have a break in service of more than 365 days. A minimum of two (2) years of your experience must be patrol experience handling a full array of Police work, including enforcing laws, investigating crimes, making arrests, and carrying a firearm. *

*Your experience must be from an agency with a population of at least 50,000 and a Department size of at least 60 full-time sworn officers. *

*You will not have any pending disciplinary actions or investigations for misconduct, criminal activity, or pending lawsuits. *

*The Chief of Police or designee will make the final determination if an applicant meets the eligibility standards. *

You will not be required to attend another police academy. Starting pay will be determined by the Chief of Police. If you have any questions, email

TCOLE Certificate pay $50, $100, or $150 monthly

Education pay $50, $75, or $100 monthly

Shift Diffirential pay $200 monthly

SWAT pay $100 monthly

FTO pay $100 monthly

Clothing allowance $100 monthly (specialized assignments)


Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High school Diploma or GED
  • Experience: TCOLE Certificate / 3 years for laterals


Once you've completed the initial paperwork, testing will be done by appointment.

*You must first apply and submit your paperwork. If you are selected to continue a testing date will be scheduled. You will not be required to attend another police academy. *

Study guides for the examination are available at The cost for the study guide is $15.00. The written exam covers mathematical reasoning, writing ability, situational judgment/human relations and reasoning/analyzing.

*PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Applicants are required to pass the Department's physical readiness test in order to continue in the application process. The applicant will be required to complete a 2000-meter row on a Concept2 Rower with a damper setting of 5. The minimum standard will be the 50 percentile based on your age, gender, and weight. The test is pass/fail; however, we expect all applicants to give 100%. Rowing tips: *

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*To find your required time: - Look under the Time and Percentage Calculator on the bottom right tab: *

*1. Enter your sex *

*2. Enter your weight *

*3. Select your age *

4. Enter 50% in the target VO2 max percentage box and hit enter.

Your target time is what you'll need to meet to pass the test. (This is the maximum amount of time you have to complete the test.


Contact Information

Laura Gilmore

Allen Police Department (TX)
205 W McDermott
Allen, Texas 75013-2749
phone: 214-509-4211

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