Job Description: Detective


The University of Texas Police at Houston (UT Police) is staffed with a dedicated team of sworn and civilian professionals that serve, protect and preserve the “daily campus life” at the number-one cancer center in the nation, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the prestigious University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth). Both institutions are part of the world’s largest medical complex, The Texas Medical Center located in the heart of the nation’s energy capital, Houston, TX. UT Police is responsible for law enforcement, security and personal safety services. Accredited since 1994, it has most recently received meritorious accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®).

Working within the collaborative framework of the Combined Protection Model, the primary purpose of the DETECTIVE position is to provide investigative expertise and oversight on a wide variety of criminal investigations. The role is responsible for conducting investigations while enforcing criminal laws and institutional regulations that promote the protection, safety and welfare of students, employees, patients, visitors and all property within the areas under the control and jurisdiction of UT Police.

License/Certification 

Required: Commissioned/licensed peace officer for the State of Texas and hold a valid Class C Texas driver’s license. Qualified candidates from Federal Law Enforcement, U.S. Military and Out of State Law Enforcement agencies must be able to obtain a commissioned/licensed peace officer for the State of Texas and hold a valid Class C Texas driver’s license within one hundred twenty days (120) of employment.

Experience

Required: Ten years’ experience as a commissioned peace officer, with six years as an investigator or detective.

Pay and Compensation

The salary range for candidates with these qualifications is typically $80,000 to $102,600, with a competitive starting pay commensurate with experience. We participate in the TRS Pension Program, annual merit raises, shift differential pay, bilingual pay (up to $1,800), education pay (between $2,400 and $8,000), TCOLE certification pay (between $1,800 and $4,200) and a generous tuition reimbursement through a Cohort. We offer excellent benefits, to include 100% of health insurance premiums paid for the employee, paid time off, sick leave, paid holidays and the opportunity to earn up to 24 additional hours of time off based on performance.

How To Apply

To apply for MD Anderson positions, visit MD Anderson Careers and search for keyword “police”. To apply for UTHealth positions, visit UTHealth Careers and select "trade/skill".*

The department offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. The starting pay for all positions is on a sliding scale commensurate with experience. UT Police offers tuition reimbursement through a cohort (up to $5,250 a year). Excellent benefits are provided to UT Police employees, including paid health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays and the opportunity to earn up to 24 additional hours of time off based on performance.

For further information or questions, contact Talent Management at 713-792-0900 or utp-hrecruiting@mdanderson.org.

*UT Police employees are hired either by MD Anderson or UTHealth, and the positions are therefore posted on either institution's careers website. Benefits may vary. All UT Police employees serve both institutions.