Police Officer

Grand Prairie, TX
Grand Prarie Police Department

The Grand Prairie Police Department is continually seeking diverse, highly motivated, community-oriented officers with integrity, who are willing to face a variety of challenges and responsibilities. We are committed to working in partnership with the residents of our growing community to provide a safe, secure environment to enhance the quality of life for the 187,500 Grand Prairie 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 Police Department.


$66,787.00 – $92,187.00 Annually

Test Date

January 08, 2022



• 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 are required to have the Personal History Statement complete the day of the Civil Service Exam. Please click link for PHS. ( Personal History Statement)

• Be eligible for certification from TCOLE (Texas Com¬mission on Law Enforcement) AND

• Possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) from a college or university accredited by the United States Department of Education or Council for Higher Education by the time of their hire date with the Police Department, OR

• Possess at least two (2) years of experience as a regular full-time peace officer for a law enforcement agency, OR

• Possess at least three (3) years active duty military experience in accordance with the definition of Military Service Credit listed in Section 2.1(e), with an Honorable Discharge, OR

• By the time of hire as a Police Officer for the Grand Prairie Police Department:
a) possess at least thirty (30) college semester hours with at least a GPA of 2.0 from a college or university accredited by the United States Department of Education or Council for Higher Education, AND
b) two years of experience in a Grand Prairie Police Department non-civil service position.