The City of Whitney, located in Hill County, is proud to be served by a very capable and well-trained police force, with all sworn officers cross-trained as firefighters and police officers. Whitney is served by a force, which works tirelessly on 12-hour shifts to maintain the high expectations of our residents. While the selection and training of these personnel is much more difficult, the benefits that accrue to the citizens in terms of officer ability and cost savings far out weigh the challenge of scheduling, recruitment and professional developments. The Whitney Police Department is an excellent example of how officers can possess knowledge and skills within several fields.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must be a United States Citizen.
Must currently hold a Texas Peace Officers License with TCOLE and be in good standing.
Must currently hold a license with TCFP OR meet all legal requirements necessary to become eligible for future licensing by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
If in the U.S. military (proof of honorable discharge DD214)
Possess visual acuity to the extent that both eyes are correctable to at least 20/20 binocular vision.
Must possess a valid drivers license with acceptable driving record.
Must be computer literate.
Must meet all physical requirements.
Salary and Benefits:
The City of Whitney proudly offers:
TML health insurance for all full time sworn employees, including dental and
vision at no cost to the employee (dependents not included).
A retirement account through TMRS.
Life Insurance with the option to purchase additional.
Paid vacation after one year of service.
$39,000 yearly base salary
Duties and Responsibilities:
Applicants will be required to fulfill all duties of a Police Officer including making arrests, and writing legible and articulate reports. Applicants will also be required to maintain a good physical condition in order to fulfill all the duties of a firefighter including running, climbing, weight lifting, sitting and standing for long hours. Applicants must also have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with the public in a positive manner.