Join the New Braunfels Police Department

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 also has employment opportunities in Communications, Records, and Support Services for non-sworn civilian personnel.


Next Civil Service Exam for New Applicants

Applications Period: TBD

Next Test Date: TBD

The New Braunfels Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact the NBPD Recruiting Office at (830) 221-4139 or email joinnbpd@newbraunfels.gov

Employment Overview

  1. Compensation & Benefits
  2. Minimum Qualifications

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, and be able to pass a background check & polygraph exam, psychological evaluation, and physical agility tests. See Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code - Municipal Civil Service for Police Officers and Firefighters.


  • The first year starting annual base pay for certified police officers is $64,576 with a $3,000 sign on and retention incentive ($1000.00 per year/3 yrs) 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.


  • 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
  • Retirement: Participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with contributions matched 2:1
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their dependents
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Paid in-house and outside in-service training