Challenging and rewarding opportunities await you at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Police Department. We are looking for people dedicated to law enforcement who will provide protection of life and property.

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  • All equipment and uniforms paid by UTRGV
  • Teacher Retirement System
  • High quality police training
  • UT System Police Academy-Austin, TX
  • Growth opportunities
  • Continuing education programs
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Employer Paid Health Insurance

UT System Police Points of Interest

  • The 3rd largest state law enforcement agency in Texas
  • Participate in protecting the borders of Texas, hospital corridors, airspace, campuses and communities
  • Protects more than 330,000 students, faculty, and staff.
  • Has statewide jurisdiction

Opportunities In:

  • Patrol Division
  • K9 Handler
  • Bike Patrol
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Intelligence
  • Radio Communications
  • Professional Standards Units
  • Internal Affairs
  • Crime Victim Services
  • SRRT-System Rapid Response Team
  • Public Safety Officers

Each cadet hired receives a minimum of 17-18 weeks of intensive training at The UT System Training Academy in Austin. Upon graduation, the officer participates in a Field Training Program prior to assuming full duties.

For more information on job classifications click on the links below...

Recruitment Contact Officer

For more information contact Art Barrera at (956) 665-2055 (Office) or arthur.barrera@utrgv.edu