Police Benefits


The UNT Police Department off­ers a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package.


Police Recruit / Officer  $62,000 - $82,100

Certification Pay

Officers earn additional pay for their highest obtained TCOLE certificate.

Basic                $2,400 per year

Intermediate   $4,800 per year

Advanced        $7,200 per year

Master            $9,600 per year

Hazardous Duty Pay

UNT police officers are entitled to hazardous duty pay in accordance with applicable law. Hazardous duty pay shall be in the amount of $10 per month, for each year of service with the state of Texas, up to and including 30 years of service.

Promotional Opportunities

Additional department ranks include, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. Promotion to other ranks are made through a competitive promotional process.


Officers have the opportunity to work a variety of special events throughout the year and earn additional income. Special events include athletic events, university graduations, high school graduations, campus sponsored events, and private parties held on campus. Officers are compensated at time-and-a-half while working overtime.

Employee Tuition Benefit

The University of North Texas offers an Employee Tuition Benefit to all eligible UNT and UNT System component institution employees, and dependents. The Employee Tuition Benefit covers the Board Designated Tuition, Differential Tuition and Mandatory Fees. Recipients are responsible for all other tuition and fees.


Uniforms, duty gear, and uniform dry cleaning are provided by the department.

Time Off

New employees earn eight hours of vacation time, per month, from their first day of employment through five years, and accrue additional time per month as years of service increase. Employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. The University also observes about 14 holidays per year.


Employees participate in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. This is a state run defined benefit plan.


Full medical insurance and $5,000 basic life insurance is provided at no cost to the employee. Additional insurance coverage is available for the employee and dependents, at a reduced cost.

Other Benefits

Being a UNT World employee means being part of a diverse and enriching community. Each campus has its own unique offerings for its employees, from cultural events to fitness facilities, sports, academic, and research presentation events.  And, you can also enjoy discounts on merchandise, travel, event tickets, and more with employee discount programs!


For more information on UNT benefits, visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits.