nrhtx police Part Time Officers in North Texas Cities across North Texas have been grappling with budget issues all year. The police chief in North Richland Hills is adding a part-time officer to his roster, and has the okay to add two more.

The Fort Worth Star Telegram says the idea’s already in use in Arlington, Southlake and other area cities, often after volunteer reserve officer programs folded.

In North Richland Hills, the job posting is for twenty hours a week at $23.19 an hour, and no benefits other than the standard worker’s comp.