Hiring Incentive

This hiring incentive is designed to attract fully qualified, TCOLE certified applicants into our selection process for this test.

Incentive Details & Eligibility

The hiring incentive is $5,000 for police officers who meet all the requirements and are hired from the current eligibility list. The incentive will be made in 2 payments: 50% on the first paycheck and 50% following successful completion of the San Marcos Police Department field officer training program (FTO). Candidates who do not successfully complete the FTO are not eligible for the second payment.

Service Requirement

A service requirement with the City after hire is an assurance that the City will benefit from the employee’s participation in this incentive. The service requirement will be fully satisfied after a three year period from the date of the employee’s date of hire.


  1. All applicants who qualify for the Hiring Incentive Program must sign the Hiring Incentive Agreement.
  2. The Hiring Incentive Agreement will be effective and remain in force until the employee has completed 3 consecutive years of employment.

If you have any questions, please email: SMPD-Recruiting@sanmarcostx.gov