POLICE OFFICER
City of Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie, TX

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Professional Police Officer A great career awaits you! Grand Prairie is a rapidly growing city of over 175,396 residents. A career with the Grand Prairie Police Department offers a variety of assignments with opportunity for advancement. Grand Prairie Police have specialized units in Lake Patrol, School Resource Officers, Motorcycle Squad, Tactical Teams, SWAT, Detectives, Traffic Enforcement, Community Service, Training and many others. Our officers are proud members of a progressive, professional and nationally accredited department. Excellent compensation plus additional pay for:
  • Lateral Pay (visit our website for more details)
  • Shifts
  • Training
  • Clothing allowance
  • Stability pay
  • Take home vehicle

Skills / Requirements Applicant Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizen 21 - 44 years of age, a person 45 years of age or older are not eligible for a beginning position as a police officer

  • Applicants must have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited* college or university.

    (Applicants will be allowed to test if they can provide transcripts upon request reflecting college graduation before our next academy which starts at the end of May 2013.)

  • Be eligible for certification from TCLEOSE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standard and Education) and have at least three years of experience as a regular full-time peace officer with arrest powers for a city, county, state or federal law enforcement agency AND 30 accredited* college hours (Military Police experience is not considered regular full-time peace officer experience). (Applicants will be allowed to test if they can provide Peace Officer License & transcripts upon request reflecting 30 college hrs. before our next academy which starts at the end of May 2013.)

  • Have at least three years of active duty military experience with anything other than dishonorable or bad conduct discharge AND 30 accredited* college semester hours; (Applicants will be allowed to test if they can provide transcripts upon request reflecting 30 college hrs. before our next academy which starts at the end of May 2013.)

  • University or college accreditation must be from one of the six regional associations of colleges and schools as follows: MSACHE, NEACHE, NCACHE, NWASC, SACSCC or WASC);

  • Visit our website for information on our Lateral Program

  • Felony convictions will not be considered for employment

  • Cannot be on probation for any offense on the date of the civil service test

  • Possess a valid Texas drivers license and have no more than two events (moving violations or accidents) in the 24 months preceding the date of application

  • Out of state applicants may apply, but must obtain a Texas drivers license upon employment with the city

  • No applicant may be certified as eligible for appointment to the position of police officer whose drug usage does not comply with those standards set by the City of Grand Prairie Civil Service Commission All applicants must provide the following documentation at time of application:

  • Birth Certificate (original or certified copy) &
  • Form DD-214 - Applicants with military service will have 5 points added to their raw test score provided they submit a DD-214 stating an Honorable discharge

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