Education and Certification Pay

The City of Longview values education. Police officers receive bonus pay for education received and certifications earned.

A list of education and certification pay can be found in the following chart.

In addition to the educational pay listed below, officers may receive $300 annually for completion of ILEA (Institute for Law Enforcement Administration Management College), FBI National Academy, or the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.


Officers can receive one of the following, whichever is greatest.


TCOLE Intermediate Certificate $900 Annually
Associates Degree $1,200 Annually
TCOLE Advanced Certificate $1,500 Annually

Bachelors Degree or higher from an accredited College or University including:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCC), Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA), North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and New England Assocation of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASCCIHE)


TCOLE Master Certificate

$1,800 Annually