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