Certified Police Officer Lateral Transfer Program

We not accepting applications for police officers at this time. 


Roanoke PD Certified Police Officer Lateral Transfer Program Salary:

  • 2-3 years of experience: $63,949 
  • ​4-5 years of experience: $67,843 
  • 6-9 years of experience: $69,878
  • 10+ years of experience: $71,974

​ The following requirements must be met in order to be considered for the lateral transfer program: 


  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of continuous experience as a paid, full-time certified Peace Officer at a comparable law enforcement agency.  Out of state applicants must challenge and pass the TCOLE state exam before a final job offer is made by the Roanoke Police Department.
  • Have worked for a law enforcement agency in a municipality as a sworn police officer where they had the authority to enforce laws, investigate crimes, make arrests, respond to calls for service, carry a firearm, and use discretion as part of their assigned duties in the United States or U.S. Territories.  (Time served as a reserve officer or other type of unpaid peace officer will not be used to calculate an applicant’s time on active service for qualification for the lateral entry program.) 
  • Applicants must have no more than a 90 day break in service from the time they separated from a comparable law enforcement agency.
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver License at the time of hire.
  • Must be licensed by the Texas Commission in Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Must have the ability to pass all pre-employment screenings to include: a written examination, physical ability test, an extensive background investigation, psychological exam, physical and drug screen.  
  • Must have no pending disciplinary actions or investigations for misconduct or criminal activity. 
  • F5 must reflect an Honorable Discharge from all previous agencies.  ​

​If you have any questions, please contact:

​Detective S. Pettigrew
​817.491.6052 or email