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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Law Enforcement
Police Officer
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Job Description

Position Purpose

The salary listed on the job posting is the starting salary range; amount offered will depend upon qualifications.

For information related to Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required to Perform Work, and Working Conditions & Hazards of this position, click here. Locate and click on the position title to view the job classification specification.

For evaluation purposes, acceptable qualifying experience for all positions must have been in a paid capacity unless noted otherwise in the minimum qualifications for the posted position.

Additionally, 30+ hours per week will be counted as full-time employment and will receive full credit for the amount of time employed .A minimum of 15 through29 work hours per week will be counted as part-time employment and will receive half credit for the amount of time employed.

Vacancies currently available in the following department(s): Dallas Police Department

Minimum Qualifications Forty-five (45) semester hours of college credit (excluding developmental courses) with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher from a college or university accredited by a Regional Institutional Accrediting Organization OR Thirty-six (36) months of full-time certified law enforcement experience (from date of receipt of license) with a city, county or state law enforcement agency and be currently employed or separated from the agency for no more four (4) months prior to the date of application OR

A minimum of thirty-six (36) months active service in the Armed Forces of the United States of America with an Honorable Discharge,(Allowance for no more than ten (10) calendar days less than thirty-six (36) months; more than ten (10) days requires approval from the Assistant Chief of Police over the Personnel and Development Division)


Military discharge must be "Honorable" (if applicable).

Must be a United States citizen.

Must be at least nineteen and one-half (19 ½) years of age* and not have reached forty-five (45) years of age on the date the Civil Service written examination is taken. [*Applicants under the age of twenty-one (21) must have at least sixty (60) semester hours of college credit (excluding developmental courses) with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher from a college or university accredited by a Regional Institutional Accrediting Organization.]

  • No Felony or Class A Misdemeanor Convictions.
  • No Class B Misdemeanor Convictions within The Last Ten (10) Years.

Must have valid driver's license with good driving record.

  • Must possess the physical/medical health to adequately perform the duties of a Police Officer.
  • Spanish/English Equivalency Test (College Level Exam

Placement-CLEP) will substitute for twelve (12) semester credit hours.

Required Documents:

Official college transcript (if using education credits to qualify) and DD214 (Member Page 4) (for ALL applicants with service in the Armed Forces of the United States of America) must be submitted for validation to: Civil Service Department1500 Marilla Street, Room1C-South Dallas, TX 75201The Civil Service exam is only ONE part of the DPD Application process. In addition to sending the required documents to Civil Service, you will also need to provide the same documentation to the Dallas Police personnel.

Weekday Testing Process: Once the required documents have been received and reviewed by Civil Service, you will be notified via email regarding your eligibility to take the written exam.

Exam Description: Exam covers spelling, vocabulary, verbal, grammar, reading comprehension and basic math skills. Picture I.D. Required Time Limit: Two (2) hours and thirty (30) minutes.

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About Dallas police Department

The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System (the System) was created by the City of Dallas in 1916, and in 1933, was established under Article 6243a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes (currently Article 6243a-1 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas). The System is administered by a 12-member Board of Trustees, consisting of four City Councilmembers appointed by the City Council, and three active Police Officers, three active Firefighters, one retired Police Officer, and one retired Firefighter, all elected by the membership. The Mayor chaired the Board of Trustees until 1976, and a Councilmember Trustee chaired the Board until 1983. Since that time, the chair has been elected by the Trustees from among the membership of the Board. The System is a single employer-defined benefit plan under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. It provides retirement, survivor, and disability benefits to the uniformed public safety employees of the City of Dallas. Benefits are determined based on a member's years of covered service, average salary, and a multiplier percentage. The employee contribution rate is established in the Plan Document. The employer contribution percentage is established according to a schedule provided in the Plan Document and increases and decreases automatically with any change in the employee rate. Employee contributions, benefits and other plan provisions may be amended through a vote of the membership. The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System belongs to several pension-related organizations, including the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) and the National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS).