The City of Longview values experience and job knowledge with our police officers. Therefore, police officers receive steps based off their years of service from entry level through 19 years of service. Each anniversary date the officer receives a level increase directly related to years of service. For example, a new officer with no experience starts at Entry. On the one year anniversary, the level moved to Police Officer 1. This continues through the officer’s 19th year anniversary with the Police Officer 19 level.
The Longview Police Department also encourages advancement through a first line supervisor position of Sergeant, and a manager position of Lieutenant. Similar to the Police Officer level, police officers that promote to either position begin at the Entry level. On the 3 year, 6 year, and 9 year anniversaries of those ranks, the supervisor receives a level increase.
Those rank and pay levels for Police Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant are illustrated on the
Step Pay Table.
|TCOLE Intermediate Certificate||$900 Annually|
|Associates Degree||$1,200 Annually|
|TCOLE Advanced Certificate||$1,500 Annually|
Bachelor' Degree or Higher from an accredited College or University including:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCC), Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA), North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and New England Assocation of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASCCIHE)
|TCOLE Master Certificate||$1,800 Annually|
ILEA (Institute for Law Enforcement Administration Management College)
Specialty Pay is awarded to individuals who participate in the following special assignments. An officer may participate in multiple specialty assignments, but receive pay for only one specialty at any given time. When an officer holds multiple specialties that include being an FTO, the officer will be paid at the higher FTO rate.
|Tactical Officer||$1,200 Annually|
|Canine Officer||$1,200 Annually|
|Crisis Negotiator||$1,200 Annually|
|Physical Evidence Specialist||$1,200 Annually|
|Accident Investigator||$1,200 Annually|
|Intoxilyzer Operator||$1,200 Annually|
|Field Training Officer||$1,800 Annually|
|Crime Prevention Specialist||$1,200 Annually|
All commissioned personnel shall receive $600 annually in cleaning allowance.