Career Paths

Your Career with the Kerrville Police Department

The Kerrville Police Department is looking for qualified men and women to join our team and help build a safer Kerrville. If you have a desire to protect and a heart to serve a community that truly supports its first responders, you are in the right place. As a Kerrville police officer you will be working in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, in a city with a growing population and many career opportunities. We offer several specialized units and opportunities for professional development. At KPD, there is a career path just for you.

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TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT UNIT

Traffic Accident Investigators are specially trained officers who conduct enhanced traffic enforcement and advanced traffic accident reconstruction for major collisions involving injury and death.

Patrol Officer Badge
PATROL OPERATIONS

Patrol Officers are the backbone of the Kerrville Police Department, the critical first responders for calls for service and major incidents in our community.

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CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT

Detectives are specially trained investigators who conduct detailed, complex investigations into criminal activities, such as burglary, assaults, and murders.

School Resources Officer in front of Hal Peterson Middle School
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

School Resource Officers are community mentors and liaisons who provide police services to the school district by protecting and serving the students and staff members on their campuses.

K-9 Unit
K9 UNIT

K-9 duties include searching for drugs, locating missing people, finding crime scene evidence, protecting people, and apprehending criminals who are fleeing from or attacking police officers.

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DRONE OPERATOR

The mission of the Kerrville Police Department’s Drone Program is to provide airborne support to police operations in a safe, responsible, and transparent manner to preserve the peace, reduce response times, and increase the quality of life in Kerrville.

SPECIALIZED ASSIGNMENTS
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FIELD TRAINING OFFICER

Field Training Officers are experienced patrol officers who train, mentor and evaluate newly hired officers-in-training who are under their direction.

Firearm Instructor
FIREARM INSTRUCTOR

Firearms Instructors are skilled instructors selected to train KPD officers in firearms safety and marksmanship.

Bike Patrol Officer on bike
BIKE PATROL OFFICER

Bike Patrol Officers receive specialized training and patrol parks, downtown areas, and other public spaces to deter criminal activity and provide police services to the community.

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIT

Special Operations Unit members are highly trained and specially equipped officers who respond to high risk, critical incidents with the ultimate goal of resolving these incidents peacefully.

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EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN

Evidence Technicians are detail-oriented patrol officers who receive advanced training and collect, preserve, and analyze critical evidence from crime scenes.

SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT

The Special Investigations Unit investigates and prosecutes white collar crimes, organized criminal activity, cybercrimes and narcotics offenses. They conduct lengthy and complex investigations, including the execution of search warrants.




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