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The Live Oak Police Department is actively recruiting well qualified law enforcement officers. Take a moment to learn more about what we have to offer.
Live Oak Police Department officers

Minimum Requirements

  • Age of 21
  • High School graduate or GED
  • Pass a written examination
  • Pass physical agility test
  • Pass an oral interview
  • Pass a background investigation, which will require an additional application process
  • Pass a physical examination, psychological screening, and drug test
  • Must hold a current TCOLE Peace Officer License, or be enrolled in an academy and be within six months of graduation


  • Membership or affiliation with any criminal street gang
  • Intentional omission, deception, or failure to cooperate during any portion of the application or background process
  • Financial irresponsibility
  • Unstable employment history as a result of poor performance, termination, negative behavior, inability to maintain a job, etc
  • Driving history showing a pattern of irresponsibility, negligence, recklessness etc
Drug Use
  • Any voluntary and/or willful consumption or use of marijuana in any form including marijuana derivatives, or synthetic marijuana within the past three (3) years from the date of the application
  • Any voluntary and/or willful consumption or use of any illegal drug (other than marijuana) within the past five (5) years from the date of the application
  • An applicant admits or is found to have grown, sold, transported, or dealt drugs of any kind will result in a permanent disqualification
  • Use of any prescription drug or legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within the past three (3) years from the date of application
  • Conduct involving excessive and/or recent use of illicit substance or excessive use of intoxicants shall be considered on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to circumstances and the date(s) of use
Criminal History
  • Conviction, admission or currently under indictment of any felony, or equivalent offense under federal law or the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
  • Conviction of any Class A or B misdemeanor in the past 10 years, or equivalent offense under federal law or UCMJ
  • Conviction or pending charge of family violence
  • Currently under investigation for, or are considered a suspect in, any criminal offense
Military Service
  • Not been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions including, specifically;
    Under other than honorable conditions;
    Bad conduct;
    Any other characterization of service indicating bad character
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Live Oak Police Department personnel
  • Base Pay $57,751
  • Night shift differential $100.00
  • Overtime pay over 40 hours
  • Certification Pay, $50 Intermediate/mo., $75 Advanced/mo., $100 Master/mo.
  • SWAT Stipend $50/mo
  • Field Training Officer $200/mo.
  • Starting Earn 13 vacation days and 13 sick days a year
  • Annual Step Increases
  • Longevity Pay of $10 a Month After First Year
  • Pay For Special Duty Assignments
  • Tuition reimbursement $2500.00 a year $1250.00 per semester
  • Duty weapon, off duty weapon, patrol rifle provided

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Standard Benefits

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans Available
  • TMRS 7% 2:1 Retirement
  • ICMA 457 Plan Retirement Available
  • Certification Pay

Additional Benefits

  • Tattoos and Beards Allowed
    (No tattoos on face, neck, or hands)
  • 12 Hour Shifts / Every Other Weekend Off
  • All Uniforms and Equipment Provided
  • Duty Weapon, Off-Duty Weapon, and Patrol Rifle Provided
  • Paid In-Service Training
  • Opportunities for Growth
    Patrol - SWAT - K-9 - ATV Patrol - Negotiator - Bike Patrol - Honor Guard - FTO - Criminal Investigations Division
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