of San Antonio is currently seeking highly motivated candidates who are prepared
to enter a career filled with honor, tradition, integrity and pride. Applicants
should be self-disciplined and mature enough to handle the physical demands of a
rigorous 32 week course of study designed to provide them with the necessary
mind frame and tools to effectively serve a community of diverse citizens. That
community consists of not only our residential citizens, but a large military
population as well as the thousands of tourists that visit our city each year.
Our intent is to employ the best suited candidates for a position that imparts
prestige and distinction.
VA Certified: SAPD
Training Academy is certified for full-time Veteran’s Administration Education
Assignment Pay: $157.00/mo (Reserved for specialty units – S.W.A.T., Bomb,
Crisis Neg., etc.)
(Officers without a degree may be eligible for pay based on the number of
college hours earned at an accredited college or university)
Leave Conversion or Buy
Back: The City will buy back or convert either in “pay” or in “other forms of
leave” at the Officer’s discretion up to fifteen (15) unused sick leave days
Dental, Optical, Life – Includes dependents
Bonus Days: Quarterly
bonus day for unused sick days
Incentive: Administrative fitness leave up to 5 days
$480.00 upon graduation; $960.00 as of 10/01/2011 with annual increases
applicants must meet the following minimum requirements in order to apply for
the entry-level position of police cadet.
Minimum Age: 20 years 6
months at time of exam
Maximum Age: Must not
have reached 45 years of age at time of appointment to the Police Academy.
Education: High School
Diploma OR in such cases where a G.E.D. was acquired, the candidate must
complete 12 college hours at an accredited college or university and obtain a
minimum G.P.A. of a “C” before final consideration can be made.
Military Service: Must
have an Honorable Discharge.
Citizenship: Must be a
United States Citizen.
Traffic Citations: Cannot
have 2 or more hazardous moving traffic offenses with any disposition other
than “Not Guilty” within 12 months preceding the date of application.
$2,369 (per month)
$45,019 - $61,322
Detective Step A-D
$63,036 - $68,164
Sergeant Step A-C
$71,604 - $74,480
Lieutenant Step A-C
$80,184 - $83,427
$92,020 - $95,729
increases with seniority referred to as “Step Increases”)
Opportunity for promotion and corresponding salary increases based upon civil
Longevity Pay: Each
Officer’s regular rate of pay is increased by 3% for each 5 years of