MD Anderson Cancer Center Police Officer, University Police in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose of the Police Officer position at the University of Texas Police Department at Houston is to enforce the law, provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, prevent crime, suppress disturbances, investigate criminal offenses, and arrest offenders.

As a team of teams focused on prevention, preparedness and protection, UT Police at Houston at supports an environment in which higher education, research, patient care and staff support can be pursued free of concerns for one's safety and individual wellness. As prevention oriented professionals, UT Police at Houston seeks exemplary and creative partnerships to promote a unified approach to risk identification and reduction. Our mission statement aligns with and safeguards the missions of the institutions we serve in support of the People We Serve and the People Who Serve.


Law Duties and Administration

Perform law enforcement duties on the property under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas System. Preserve the peace by the use of all lawful means, interceding when authorized by law, to prevent or suppress crime. Execute all lawful process. Arrest offenders with and without warrant when authorized by law. Investigate criminal offenses to detect and arrest criminals, and recover stolen or lost property. Attempt to locate missing persons.

Enforcement Functions

Enforce traffic law by detecting violations, making violator contacts, placing violators in custody or issuing citations or warnings. Investigate motor vehicle collisions. Prepare various written reports narrating law enforcement and police activities.

Additional Operations

Give credible testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States. Confer with prosecuting attorneys, preserve evidence, and maintain confidential information. Confer with local law enforcement, criminal justice and emergency response agencies on matters of mutual interest.

Other Duties as Assigned

Other duties include, but are not limited to, emergency recall and/or may be required to remain onsite or work extended hours during man-made or natural disasters and unusual occurrences on campus. Local or long distance travel may be required for training or other business purposes occasionally.



Required: In accordance with current levels of education for commissioned police officers of the University of Texas as adopted by the Board of Regents.

Successful completion of prescribed field training program.


All of the following are required:

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Peace Officer License.

  • UT System Peace Officer Commission.

  • Valid Texas driver's license.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 65,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 78,000