Police Employment

The Longview Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency that is always in search of highly qualified, highly motivated employees. The department has many great opportunities for those wishing to be police officers.

We are a municipal agency serving a population of over 80,000 residents, and are located on Interstate 20 in Northeast Texas. Our workforce consists of 234 sworn and civilian personnel dedicated to providing professional police services. We are committed to working with our citizens to address those issues which affect the quality of life in our community. Programs such as our neighborhood and business crime watch groups, Citizens Police Academy, and our Citizens on Patrol illustrate our commitment to making the City of Longview a safe community to live, work, and visit.

We are currently accepting applications. We will only accept applications that have been completely filled out, including work history, education, and contacts with Law Enforcement.  

After submitting the application, only Qualified applicants will receive an invitation for testing by email.

If you wish, you may purchase an Online POST Study Guide for $5.00 and/or an Online POST Practice test for $15.00.

Contact Sgt. Purdon if you have further questions at 903-237-2723 or 903-237-1159.

There are two Applications for Police Officer in the system:

Certified and Non-Certified

  • Certified: means you currently hold a Texas Peace Officer License with TCOLE
  • Non-certified: means you have never been a Peace Officer or have a TCOLE license that is expired (Security Guards, Private Investigators, Loss Prevention, and Jailers are not licensed Peace Officers)
If you fill out the wrong application, it will be deleted from the system.

Click Here to Apply Online

Statement of Policy
The City of Longview shall promote and afford equal treatment and service to all citizens and to assure that all applicants are assured equal employment opportunity without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability unless such disability effectively prevents the performance of essential duties required by the position and which are bona fide occupational qualifications and which cannot be accommodated without undue hardship. The city shall operate within the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action guidelines set forth in Federal, State and local laws and regulations.