Benefits and Pay

Base Pay:

$13.74 Hourly (Police Training Officer Program)

$15.11 Hourly (Upon Completion of PTOP)  $33,000 Annually (Year 1)

In addition to base pay (per 2 week pay period):

Certification Pay:  (Starting on October 1 annually):

$25.00 Intermediate

$50.00 Advanced

$75.00 Master

Longevity Pay: $4 per month times the number of years of service, up to 25 years

Court Pay: If you are required to appear in court on your time, you receive overtime pay

Incentive Pay:  Additional Incentive pays for Instructor and PTO Certifications.

Overtime:  MPD participates in numerous grant funded projects such as STEP that provides opportunity for officers to accumulate overtime throughout the year.


  • 11 Paid Holidays

  • 2 Weeks Paid Vacation

  • Full Medical and Dental paid by the City of Merkel (*with optional Family Coverage)

  • 12 Days Paid Sick Leave Annually

  • TMRS Retirement Fund (X2 City Matching Funds)

  • Life Insurance

  • *Washington Mutual Supplemental Insurance (City of Merkel pays $50 per month towards employee's select supplemental benefits)

  • 12 Hour Shifts with Rotating 3 day F,S,S weekend every other week. (90 Day/Night Shift Rotation)

*Indicates some cost to employee

Our Benefit Partners:

"Pride in Community, Serving with Honor"

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City of Merkel, Merkel Police Department

100 Kent Street | Merkel, Texas | 79536




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The Merkel Police Department is a Municipal Department of the City of Merkel, Texas