UPD Employment :: Welcome

Join Our Team

The University Police Department is committed to excellence in its profession. Each applicant must pass a stringent interview process, a thorough background check and must possess the highest ethical qualities.

Once prospective employees have been offered employment with the University Police Department, a strict regimen of training must be completed. Depending on the position, all employees are trained by senior personnel and must demonstrate an acceptable level of performance before their training is complete.

Any individual wishing to become an employee of the UPD must apply with the Human Resource Department at A&M-Commerce.

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UPD Employment :: Expectations

What We Expect


We respect life and liberty. We are sensitive and inclusive, treating everyone with dignity and compassion.


The principles of justice guide us. We employ the highest ethical standard. We demand accountability, consistency, fairness and honesty in the performance of our duties.


We take pride in our department. We are committed to excellence in our profession and we maintain the highest standard of education in our field.


We maintain a mental and moral strength to resist opposition and fairness of mind. We always stand by our fellow officers in the face of danger or extreme difficulty.


High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.


One year of experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer OR one of the following:

  • College Credit
    Minimum of twelve (12) hours of college credit from an accredited college or university (must provide documentation of college credit with an official transcript).
  • Military Service
    Minimum of one (1) year of active duty in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. No equivalency will be granted unless the candidate was honorably discharged and has a DD Form 214 to document service and type of discharge. If the candidate is currently serving in the Reserves or Guard and a DD Form 214 is not available, appropriate documentation from the candidate’s unit verifying active duty service will suffice.
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UPD Employment :: Offerings

What we Offer


  • Insurance benefits for employee and family
  • TRS Retirement
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee and Spouse Scholarship Program
  • Hazardous Duty

Pay Steps

Patrol Officer48,000.0049,920.0051,916.8053,993.4756,153.2158,399.3460,735.31
Patrol Sergeant61,585.6164,049.0366,610.9969,275.4372,046.4574,928.31
Dispatcher Super45,162.7846,969.2948,848.0650,801.9852,834.0654,947.4357,145.32
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University Police Department :: Contact Us

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Comment or Compliment

The following contact has been established for any compliments, thanks or feedback you may have for an individual police department employee or the department in general.

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