We are now hiring for the position of Police Officer. For specific information about this position please visit the City of Rockwall Human Resources Page by clicking here.

If you are a Certified Peace Officer elsewhere, please contact Sergeant John Norlin at (972)772-6724 or by email at jnorlin@rockwall.com for additional testing options.

“Success through Community Partnerships”

Mission Statement

"The mission of the Rockwall Police Department is to provide a safe and secure city. Through community partnerships, fair and impartial enforcement of the laws, and by maintaining standards of excellence; this department demands the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and trust in keeping with the traditions of our city. We as professionals will always be responsive to the needs of our citizens and visitors and are committed to providing this service with distinction."

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About Us

We are a “Recognized Agency” in the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Best Practices Program which means our policies and procedures adhere to the highest standards in law enforcement today. The Rockwall Police Department is a community-oriented department, relying on cooperation with our businesses and citizens to meet our goal of, “Success through Community Partnerships.”

We are involved in numerous community education programs and have officers involved with students at each grade level. The Rockwall Police Department is committed to a philosophy of public relations and enhancing the quality of life in our city.The Rockwall Police Department offers an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in a career in law enforcement. We are a people-oriented agency dedicated to the job we do, the community we serve, and upholding the highest standards of law enforcement ethics and conduct.

Career Opportunities

Criminal Investigations Unit ■ Narcotics Unit ■ Warrants Unit ■ Background Investigator ■ Traffic Unit ■ Deployment Unit ■ K-9 Unit ■ Bicycle Patrol ■ SWAT Team ■ Hostage Negotiator ■ Honor Guard ■ Field Training Officer (FTO) ■ Intoxilyzer Operator ■ Community Services Officer ■ School Resource Officer (SRO)

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Requirements & Processing

Minimum Requirements

The Rockwall Police Department is looking for individuals who exemplify integrity and professionalism to join our team. The ideal candidate will possess impeccable integrity, a solid work ethic, good decision-making skills and good judgment. They will also need to work well under pressure, possess emotional control and be dependable. The Rockwall Police Department is an innovative, proactive and progressive organization that utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Candidates interested in becoming a Police Officer for the City of Rockwall must also meet the following minimum requirements:

■ Must be at least 21 years old and must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.
■ Must have at least 45 hours of college credit from a State Accredite college or 3 years of full-time Law Enforcement/Active Duty Military Experience.
■ Must complete and file an employment application with the City of Rockwall Human Resources Office

Additional Requirements:

■ Must not have any criminal conviction above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or any Class B misdemeanor within the past 10 years.
■ Must not have been on any court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or any Class B misdemeanor within the past 10 years from the date of the court order.
■ Must intelligently read and write the English language.
■ Must be of good character.
■ Must not have made any false statement in any material fact or practiced, or attempted to practice, any deception or fraud in application, examination or appointment.
■ Must not have been dismissed from public service for inefficiency, delinquency, or misconduct.
■ Must appear for all requested examinations and interviews.

If you have any questions regarding recruitment or the hiring process please contact Administrative Sergeant John Norlin at jnorlin@rockwall.com or (972)772-6724.

Applicant Processing Steps:

Submission of completed application to the City of Rockwall Human Resources office
Pass a written examination
Physical Agility
Oral Interview Board
Extensive background investigation
Interview with Police Chief and Command staff
Pass a psychological evaluation
Pass a job placement assessment (physical) and drug test
The hiring process takes approximately 2 – 4 months

Physical Agility Test:The Physical Agility guidelines utilize the Public Safety Physical Fitness Test Absolute Standards for Municipal Departments and have been determined by The Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research. The Test Batteries and cut-points have been validated for use by municipal police agencies. The following cut-points are the same for both male and female applicants:

Test Battery
Event 1: 1.5 mile run Cut-point 16:28
Event 2: Push-ups Cut-point 25
Event 3: 1 minute sit-ups Cut-point 29(min/sec)
Event 4: 300 yard dash Cut-point 1:11(seconds)

The Physical Agility procedures are as follows:1. Applicants must pass the written test before taking the Physical Agility. 2. Physical Agility Exercise is only a measure, not a pass/fail. A person will be allowed to continue through the hiring process regardless if the cut-points are not met.

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Salary & Benefits


You can access a PDF copy of the Rockwall Police Department Pay Scale by clicking here. "Officers generally receive the 5% lump sum one year after being at Step 5"

Pay for Previous Full-Time Police Experience: One (1) Step Pay Increase for every year as a licensed Police Officer up to Step 5 of the Pay Scale.

Education Pay: Associates - $300 per year   /     Bachelors Degree - $600 per year   /     Master $900 per year

Certificate Pay: Intermediate - $600 per year   /    Advanced - $1,200 per year   /    Masters - $1,800 per year

Shift Differential:3% for evening shift and 6% night shift

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance: There is a 30 day waiting period for insurance. The city provides each employee with a choice of 2 medical plans to choose from.

Sick Leave: 6.67 hours per month with no maximum accrual


0 – 1 years of service 6.67 hours per month
1 - 4 years of service 10.00 hours per month
5 – 9 years of service 11.67 hours per month
10 years > 13.34 hours per month

Holiday Pay: 11 holidays (option of double time and a half pay if worked or bank holiday to be used within fiscal year)

Work Schedule: Officers assigned to patrol duties have the option to work 10 hour or 12 hour shifts. Officers who work 10 hour shifts will have three days off per week. Officers who work 12 hour shifts will work a rotating shift with every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off.

Longevity Pay: $5.00 per month of service after completing 1 year

Uniforms/Equipment: All equipment provided by the department plus pay for uniform dry cleaning.

Retirement: Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) – 14% contribution by City – 20 year retirement, 5 year vesting

Life Insurance: 1 x Pay up to $50,000 through City 1 x Pay through TMRS (no max)

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