Police Patrol Lieutenant

The City of Henderson is accepting applications for the position described below:

Job Title: Patrol Lieutenant 

General Statement of Duties: Under the direction of the Deputy Chief, assists in the implementation of a comprehensive program for crime prevention and law enforcement and to protect the city’s residents and property and enforce laws and ordinances by supervising the patrol officers assigned to their shift. Supervises, reviews, and makes recommendations concerning the work of subordinate personnel; assigns duties to subordinates and monitors their progress; supervises and manages all patrol responsibilities for the shift assigned.

Required Certificates or License: TCOLE Advanced Peace Officer Certification or higher is preferred. Applicant should be a TCOLE Certified FTO (or become FTO certified immediately upon promotion).

Experience and Training: 

Henderson Police Department Applicants: To be eligible to take the Patrol Lieutenant’s exam, officers must have held the position of Sergeant or above for the Henderson Police Department for at least two continuous years with no disciplinary action above the level of verbal counseling on record within twelve months of the testing date unless a Performance Improvement Plan is completed successfully at which time it is the prerogative of the Chief of Police as to the applicant’s eligibility.

If due to previous experience an internal applicant meets the criteria for external applicant, they will be eligible to test for the Lieutenant position.

Applicants (Outside the Department): To be considered, officers must have a minimum of five years total in law enforcement, with two years serving in a supervisory role comparable to the Sergeant position within Henderson Police Department.  

Salary: This position is in Pay Group 25, with a base salary of $56,478.18 per year plus benefits. 

Benefits and Screening Information: The position receives full city benefits, including 12 paid holidays, one birthday holiday, paid health, dental and life insurance, longevity and certificate pay, and TMRS retirement. 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

Closing Date: Position will be open until filled. A new review of applications will be Friday, 3/08/2021.

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 with Henderson Police Department - Fillable PDF

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

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