Qualifications

All applicants for the position of Dallas Police Officer must meet the below qualifications:​

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
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  • Must be a U. S. high school graduate or possess a G.E.D.
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  • Must be between 19 years of age and 44 years of age. Applicants must not turn 45 years of age before taking the civil service examination.
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  • Applicants that are 19 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. 
      • ​​Remedial, developmental or repeated courses do not count towards the total college hours.
     
  • 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.
      • Remedial, developmental or repeated courses do not count towards the total college hours.
     
  • Must have demonstrated safe driving habits and have a valid driver’s license.
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  • Must have an Honorable discharge from military service, if applicable.
  • Military Exemption: College credit hours requirement is waived for military personnel who served at least three 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.
  • No worse than 20/100 vision rating in each eye, correctable to 20/20 in both eyes.347.jpg
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  • Must have normal hearing and normal color vision.
  • Must be certified by a City physician to be medically fit in accordance with state law.
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  • Must be certified by staff psychologist to be mentally fit in accordance with state law.
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  • Must pass the physical fitness test.
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  • Must be of excellent moral character.

*College or University must be accredited by one of the following:

 
     
  1. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC)
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  3. ​​Middle States ​​​Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) (formerly Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA))​
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  5. Higher Learning Commission (formerly known as North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA))
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  7. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
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  9. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC-WASC) (formerly Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC))
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  11. New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC-CIHE)

Emailrecruiting-dpd@dpd.dallascityhall.com  ​

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Links

Contact

Dallas Police Department
Personnel Division
1400 S. Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
  • 214-671-4409  ​​
  • ​​800-527-2948​​