Current Openings 

View current job postings for the City of New Braunfels 
*Applications are only accepted when a job has been posted*

Next Civil Service Exam for New Applicants

Applications Period: TBD
Next Test Date: TBD

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The first year starting annual base pay for certified police officers is $64,576 with a $3,000 sign on and retention incentive for those with less than 3 years of experience. 

Certified police officers with at least 3 years of full-time experience may be considered for a lateral entry program and can be placed up to STEP 10, depending on years of experience.  A $5,000 sign on and retention incentive is available for applicants who meet the lateral criteria.

Additional pay benefits available for special assignments, bilingual ability and higher-level education & certification.


Paid vacation/sick leave/holidays, military leave, retirement, tuition reimbursement and lateral entry.

In order to become a full time New Braunfels Police Officer you must be at least 21 years old (but no older than 44), be a Certified Texas Peace Officer or be eligible for NBPD’s non-certified program (see below), and be able to pass a background check & polygraph exam, psychological evaluation, and physical agility tests.

Applications Period: TBD
Next Test Date: TBD

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Please Note: Applications are only accepted when a job has been posted

Questions? Contact the NBPD Recruiting Office at (830) 221-4139 or email

Join Our Team! 

"It's Not Just a Job, It's a Commitment" 

Achieve a higher level of pride and satisfaction knowing that you can make a difference as a Police Officer, changing the world we live in for the better.


Our mission is to provide the citizens of New Braunfels with responsive, courteous, and professional law enforcement services, and we want you to join us in this rewarding endeavor. 

The New Braunfels Police Department is continually seeking diverse, highly motivated, community-oriented officers with integrity, who are willing to face a variety of challenges and responsibilities. The New Braunfels Police Department has developed a progressive approach to community policing and provides professional, well-trained officers to address concerns and requests from our citizens. We are committed to working in partnership with the residents of our community to provide a safe, secure environment to enhance the quality of life for each citizen and visitor of New Braunfels. 

Employment Opportunities

The New Braunfels Police Department is looking for high quality individuals to join the ranks of our department. Once hired and upon completion of the field training program, probationary period and a required length of time in patrol, you have the option to pursue a variety of career opportunities, including the Criminal Investigations Division, Traffic Unit, K-9 Unit, and Narcotics Unit. You may also pursue specialized positions such as field training officer, honor guard, S.W.A.T., and Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT). Members of the New Braunfels Police Department are also provided with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, and each receives extensive year-round in-service training both in house, as well as through outside school opportunities. 

The New Braunfels Police Department generally has employment opportunities in Communications, Records, and Support Services for non-sworn civilian personnel.

Our Community 

New Braunfels is one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Texas. Founded in 1845 by German settlers, the city encompasses 42 square miles and has a population of over 65,000 residents, but still maintains the charm of a small community. Nestled between the cities of San Antonio and Austin, New Braunfels has the convenience of a large urban area with access to many well known Texas attractions as well as several colleges and universities. 

New Braunfels has many leisure opportunities, such as great museums, historic districts, a beautiful walking arboretum in Landa Park, two beautiful rivers for Texas style tubing, a vibrant downtown, and the number one family waterpark in the nation. The city also includes the nationally registered Historic District of Gruene, featuring wine tasting, shopping, dining, dancing and B&B's. These amenities attract thousands of visitors to the community each summer. New Braunfels truly has something for everyone. 

Family-Oriented Neighborhoods

The quality of life in New Braunfels is excellent, with superb neighborhoods, superior schools, and a wide spectrum of family-oriented community activities. Our community's Hispanic and German heritage places a high value on family living. 

Working with the Community for Safety

The residents of New Braunfels work together with the Police Department in resolving safety issues. To encourage this support, officers develop long-term relationships with citizens in neighborhoods, schools, and businesses. The department’s involvement makes New Braunfels a stronger and safer place to live and helps bridge the gap that sometimes exists between police and the community. 

Community Teamwork

The men and women of the New Braunfels Police Department are accepted as trusted professional members of the community. They include many sworn officers and support personnel who work together to provide excellent service to our community. By helping make New Braunfels a better place to live, you'll earn the respect of the citizens you serve. 

The New Braunfels Police Department is often looking for qualified and committed individuals interested in a professional law enforcement career. 
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Police Officer Positions


  • Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code - Municipal Civil Service for Police Officers and Firefighters
  • Starting salary for certified peace officers is $64,576.00 per year plus $3000.00 signing bonus ($1000.00 per year/3 yrs)
  • All uniforms, footwear, vehicles, equipment, and weapons provided (handgun, patrol rifle, and intermediate weapons).
  • Education, Assignment, and Certification pay available.
  • Paid vacation days, sick leave, and military leave available.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with contributions matched 2:1.
  • Tuition reimbursement is available.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their dependents is available.
  • Deferred compensation plan available.
  • Paid in-house and outside in-service training.


View all available positions in the City of New Braunfels, or contact the City of New Braunfels Human Resource Department at (830) 221-4390. 
NOTE: Applications are only accepted when a job has been posted

For questions or additional information please contact the NBPD Recruiting Office at (830) 221-4139 or email

All qualified applicants will be invited and notified of the testing by telephone and/or mail once your application is submitted. 

The New Braunfels Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Minimum Qualification Requirements

For Certified Police Officers: Must have a minimum certification of a Peace Officers License from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) in good standing and/or have passed the TCOLE State License Exam no later than the time and date of the written examination. There is no degree requirement for certified applicants. 

For Non-Certified Officers - Minimum requirements:

  • have a minimum of thirty (30) hours earned from a regionally accredited university and/or college, which are accepted and/or recognized by the (TCOLE)
  • and/or two (2) years of active military service
  • and/or have a minimum of six (6) years of reserve status with the Armed Services or National Guard prior to the time and date of the written examination.

Automatic Disqualifiers:

  • Any felony conviction
  • Any convictions for a Misdemeanor above the level of Class C in the past 10 years
  • Marijuana usage within past 3 years
  • Illicit drug usage other than marijuana within past 10 years

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a complete list. Read the complete list for additional information, or contact us with further questions.