Job Description: Police Officer

The University of Texas Police at Houston (UT Police) is staffed with a dedicated team of sworn and civilian professionals that serve, protect and preserve the “daily campus life” at the number-one cancer center in the nation, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the prestigious University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth). Both institutions are part of the world’s largest medical complex, The Texas Medical Center located in the heart of the nation’s energy capital, Houston, TX. UT Police is responsible for law enforcement, security and personal safety services. Accredited since 1994, it has most recently received meritorious accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®).

The primary purpose of the Police Officer position is to serve and protect the community, enforce the law, aid all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, mitigate disturbances, investigate criminal offenses and arrest offenders.


Required: High School Diploma or GED, successful completion of a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) approved Basic Peace Officer Course. Has passed TCOLE exam.

Preferred: 60 college hours from an accredited college or university.


Required: Possess Peace Officer License from TCLEOSE and a valid Texas Driver’s License. Must hold a Peace Officer Commission issued by the Director of Police of The University of Texas System.

Preferred: Ten years of experience working in a law enforcement agency of 75 commissioned personnel or more. Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems certification.


Required: None.

Preferred: Successful completion of the prescribed Field Training Program. Note: Must successfully complete the UT System Police Lateral Academy after hire.

Pay and Compensation The salary range for this position is $52,000 to $78,000, and starting pay is on a sliding scale commensurate with experience. We also offer a TRS Pension Program, annual merit raises, shift differential pay, bi-lingual pay (up to $1,800 a year), education pay (up to $6,000 a year), TCOLE certification pay (up to $4,200 a year) and a tuition reimbursement through a Cohort (up to $5,250 a year). We offer excellent benefits, to include 100% of health insurance premiums paid for the employee, paid time off, paid holidays and the opportunity to earn up to 24 additional hours of time off based on performance.

UT Police at Houston offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. The starting pay for all positions is on a sliding scale commensurate with experience. UT Police offers tuition reimbursement through a cohort (up to $5,250 a year). Excellent benefits are provided to UT Police employees, including paid health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays and the opportunity to earn up to 24 additional hours of time off based on performance.

For further information or questions, contact Talent Management at 713-792-0900 or

How to Apply

All UT Police employees serve both MD Anderson or UTHealth. UT Police employees may be hired either institution; positions are therefore posted on either institution's careers website. Benefits may vary. 

MD Anderson positions are listed through MD Anderson Careers; search for keyword “police”. UTHealth positions are listed through UTHealth Careers. Follow the prompts and search for keyword “police".