Challenging and rewarding opportunities await you at The University of Texas-Pan American Police Department. We are looking for people dedicated to law enforcement who will provide protection of life and property.

Our aim is to provide students, staff, faculty and visitors a model environment in which they can work, study and learn.

Our University consists of over 400 acres including the Continuing Education Annex, the Coastal Studies Lab on South Padre, East Campus (Haggar Building) in Edinburg, Rio Grande Campus and Hidalgo Campus. We service approximately 19,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors.

The Department consists of 18 commissioned officers, 4 telecommunication officers, 10 full time public safety officers (pso), Parking & Traffic staff, and Administrative staff, as well as a number of temporary direct wage public safety officers (pso), s each semester.

Each cadet hired receives a minimum of 17-18 weeks of intensive training at The UT System Training Academy in Austin. Upon graduation, the officer participates in a Field Training Program prior to assuming full duties.

For more information on job classifications click on the links below...




Recruitment Contact Officer

For more information contact Yvette Castro at (956)665-3164 (Office) or

UTPA PD Recruitment Brochure