Lateral Entry Program

Applicants that are TCOLE certified and have previous experience may qualify for the lateral entry program. These applicants starting salary will be determined by the applicants previous certified full-time law enforcement experience up to a maximum starting salary of Step 4 on the Red Oak Police Department pay scale. These applicants shall not have a break in service from a comparable sized city/agency or larger and shall have two or more consecutive full-time years of experience at said agency. Qualifying applicants can refer to the below chart for Lateral Entry Step Pay Assignment: 

Completed years in service without a break                               Moves to Step

2 Years                                                                                        Step 1

3-4 Years                                                                                     Step 2

5-6 Years                                                                                     Step 3

7+Years                                                                                       Step 4