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Dallas Police Department - Police Officer Trainee
Last updated on April 27, 2022
PST Partner Agency since January 29, 2021
To sign up for Dallas Police Department, please follow the steps below:
1. Click "Sign Up" on the Dallas PD profile on PST's website. Create your PST account and finish the initial registration process (there is no testing fee, but you must complete the checkout process).
2. You will be emailed a Dallas PD Personal History Statement and Preliminary Interview Form. Complete the two forms and upload them to your PST account under "Agency Requested Docs". Be sure to assign the documents to Dallas PD.
3. Please visit https://bit.ly/DPDfromPST and select the "Please Click Here To Apply" link. It will take you to the City of Dallas job posting page where you must create an account and register for the Civil Service Exam. Please follow the steps on that page for additional information.
4. Once you have registered, a link to take the Civil Service examination will be emailed to you. You have 14 Days to complete the exam.
5. Once you have passed the exam a Dallas PD recruiter will reach out to you regarding the next steps of the hiring process.
If you have questions before or during your application process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the men and women of the Dallas Police Department, congratulations on your interest in becoming a member of the Dallas Police Department! The Dallas Police Department was founded in 1881, and it is the 2nd largest police department in the State of Texas and the 9th largest police department in the country. The Dallas Police Department is comprised of over 3100 sworn members and over 500 non-sworn members. The Dallas Police Department provides police services to over 1.3 million citizens who reside in a city occupying 385 square miles. The Dallas Police Department is dedicated to recruiting, hiring, and training the most qualified applicants. The Dallas Police Department offers a wide range of assignments and more opportunities for advancement and professional development than other departments. We look forward to you taking the first step in a rewarding career with a progressive and diverse police department.
# of Staff: 3150
Dallas Police Department - Police Officer Trainee has 100+ vacancies.
The Dallas Police Department is the 9th largest department in the nation and hires Police Officer Trainee applicants year round. The Dallas Police Department has its own paid academy, with academy classes starting throughout the year as well.
$64,194 - Starting Pay!
We'll pay you for up to 5 years of licensed Peace Officer experience.
Please review in-depth information about salary and benefits HERE.
Please review in-depth information about salary and benefits HERE.
Dallas Police Department - Police Officer Trainee Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
No, not required
While there is no written test via Public Safety Testing, the Dallas Police Department requires applicants to take and pass a Civil Service Exam. Passing the Civil Service Exam is the first step in the application process and must be done before additional steps can be started.
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
While there is no Physical Ability Test via Public Safety Testing, the Dallas Police Department requires applicants to take and pass a Physical Readiness Evaluation as part of their Phase One testing. Additional information on the evaluation can be found at www.dallaspolice.net/joindpd
|Minimum Age||Must be between 19 1/2 years of age and 44 years of age. Applicants must not turn 45 years of age before taking the civil service examination.|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Must be a citizen of the United States.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Must be a U. S. high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. Applicants that are 19 1/2 and 20 years of age must have a minimum of 60 semester college hours with a 2.0 GPA from an accredited college or university. Applicants between 21 and 44 years of age must have a minimum of 45 semester college hours with a 2.0 GPA from an accredited college or university. Military Exemption: College credit hours requirement is waived for military personnel who served at least 3 years on active duty and were conferred an Honorable discharge as stipulated on their DD Form 214 (member 4 copy). Consideration is allowed for 10 calendar days short of the mandatory three years.|
|Driver's License Required||Must have demonstrated safe driving habits and have a valid driver’s license.|
|Vision Requirements||No worse than 20/100 vision rating in each eye, correctable to 20/20 in both eyes. The city of Dallas uses the Department of Transportation standard vision test. The exam includes moving your eyes left to right, up and down and able to see three different colors: red, yellow, and green (just like a stop light).|
|Body Decorations||Applicants must not have tattoos, brands, or body art that may be considered offensive or obscene. Tattoos must be covered by a long sleeve uniform shirt. Applicants must not have tattoos on their head, scalp, face, neck, hands, or fingers.|
Dallas Police Department - Police Officer Trainee Disqualifiers
The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.
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