The Morgan's Point Resort Police Department is attempting to fill two (2) full-time patrol officer vacancies and is always seeking qualified non-paid (reserve) patrol officers.
As a member of the Morgan's Point Resort Police Department, you have an opportunity to protect and serve a community made up of diverse, hardworking, creative, and passionate people.
- Protect life and property by performing patrol duties throughout the City.
- Respond to calls from dispatch regarding the investigation of all criminal offenses, domestic violence and all other calls.
- Make physical arrests, recover stolen property, collect evidence, protect and/or process crime scenes and participate in the seizure of narcotics.
- Patrol streets, check buildings and homes, issue traffic citations, investigate traffic accidents, direct crime scenes.
- Write police reports detailing facts and information.
- Compile reports and maintain logs.
- Communicate with other officers and/or agencies to obtain information and work cases.
- Appear in court to give testimony.
- Participate in classroom, individual, and live evolution training to maintain knowledge and keep current on all aspects of police work.
Who can become a police officer?
Any person desiring to become an officer with the Morgan's Point Resort Police Department must meet these basic requirements:
- Be a citizen of the United States by birth or naturalization
- Be at 21 years of age or older.
- Be a graduate of an accredited high school OR have an equivalency certificate issued by the Texas Education Agency (or the equivalent agency in another state or District of Columbia).
- Have a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas.
- Be able to proficiently read, write, and fluently speak the English language
- If a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, must possess an honorable discharge after a minimum of 24 months of active duty and be eligible for re-enlistment.
- Must have an active Peace Officer license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
In addition to the above requirements, applicants must pass each of the following:
- Background Investigation
- Oral Interview Board
- Executive Interview Board
- Work fitness medical exam including a drug test (TCOLE).
- Psychological Exam (TCOLE).
What is the beginning salary?
As of October 1, 2022, the beginning salary range for a full-time police officer in the City of Morgan's Point Resort is between $51,688 and $55,124, depending upon qualifications and experience.
How do I apply to be a police officer?
Persons interested in becoming a paid officer, or a non-paid reserve officer, should complete the Personal History Statement and contact Sergeant Todd Hodge or Chief of Police Matthew Schuetze.
The City is a member of the Texas Municipal Retirement System (T.M.R.S.), a non-traditional joint contributory, defined contribution plan. Membership in the retirement system is mandatory for all regular full-time employees (defined by T.M.R.S. as an employee who works in excess of 1,000 hours per year). Both the employee and the City contribute to the employee's retirement account. A Police Officer may retire with 5 years of service at age 60, or with at least 20 years of credited service.
- Employee contributes 7.00% of gross earnings on a tax deferred basis
- City of Morgan's Point Resort matches 2 to 1 (14.00%) upon retirement
Regular full-time employees are eligible for the group hospitalization, medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage. The City's health care benefits, life, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance programs have a 30 calendar day waiting period. Premiums for full-time employees are paid in full by the City. Spouse and dependent coverage is available but is not paid by the City. Elections are made annually during Open Enrollment and may be made throughout the plan year with a qualifying event. Part-time employees are not eligible for benefits.
The City offers supplemental benefits through a contracted vendor. The plans include but are not limited to:
- Critical Illness
- Short / Long Term Disability
- Accidental Death or Dismemberment
The City of Morgan's Point Resort offers 12 paid holidays in the year:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- President’s Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
The City of Morgan's Point Resort Personnel Policies provides for military, jury/court, funeral, and injury leave.
- Less than 1 year of service accrue 1.54 hours per pay period, for a total of 40 hours earned per year
- More than 1 year through 5 years of service accrue 3.07 hours per pay period, for a total of 80 hours per year
- 6 years through 20 years accrue 4.61 hours per pay period, for a total of 120 hours per year
- 21 years and beyond accrue 6.15 hours per pay period, for a total of 160 hours per year
Police Officers accrue 4 hours of sick leave, per pay period, regardless of the number of years employed with the City. There is a maximum accrual amount of four hundred and eighty (480) hours.
Individual Vehicle Assignment Program
The City of Morgan's Point Resort Police Department has an Individual Vehicle Assignment Program. Based on availability, all full-time officers will be assigned their own patrol vehicle.
Officers living within 25 miles of the City of Morgan's Point Resort are allowed to take the vehicle to their residence for storage when off duty. Officers living outside the 25 miles will be required to park their vehicle at the Police Department for storage when off duty.