Police Compensation and Benefits

After completion of the probationary period of one year, Officers have Civil Service Rights and Protection under Texas Local Government Code 143 and the City of Wichita Falls Civil Service Rules. After two years of service in each rank, sworn personnel are eligible to test for promotion to the next higher rank. Promotions are based on Civil Service Exam grades and seniority.


(Base salaries are quoted for FY 2019-2020)
Code Position Base Starting Base Maximum
5240 Police Officer Trainee $45,094.40
5241 Police Officer $52,832.00 $69,721.60
5242 Police Sergeant $70,678.40 $79,580.80
5243 Police Lieutenant $81,286.40 $89,731.20
5244 Police Captain $97,656.00 $105,705.60
5245 Police Deputy Chief $106,454.40 $115,232.00

Certification Pay

Certification pay is available for Intermediate, Advanced and Master Certifications. Certifications are received from TCOLE upon meeting the required training and experience.
Level Pay Per Month
Intermediate Certification $80.00 per month
Advanced Certification $125.00 per month
Master Certification $150.00 per month

Longevity Pay

Longevity pay is obtained for each year of service as a Police Officer for the City of Wichita Falls up to a maximum of $3,564 a year after 15 years.

Vacations, Holidays and Sick Leave

Officers accrue 0-9 years accrue 15 vacation days, 10-14 years accrue 17 vacation days, 15+ years accrue 20 vacation days, and 15 sick days a year. Officers may accrue unlimited sick days, and can be paid for 90 days upon separation. Officers also accrue 9 holidays and 2 personal holidays a year.


Police Officers pay into the Texas Municipal Retirement System at a rate of 7%. TMRS was listed as one of the top two public retirement systems in the United States for 2006. The City of Wichita Falls has 25 years of service retirement at any age. All retirement requirements and benefits are listed at www.TMRS.com