Police Officer

Grand Prairie, TX
Grand Prairie 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.

$64,200.00 – $88,616.00 Annually

7/31/2020 5:00 PM Central


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 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

Be eligible for certification from TCOLE (Texas Com­mission on Law Enforcement) and

By the time of hire as a Police Officer, possess at least thirty (30) college semester hours AND two (2) years of any of the following:
experience as a regular full-time peace officer with arrest powers for a law enforcement agency; or
active duty military experience in accordance with the definition of Military Service Credit listed in Section 2.1 (e); or
experience in a Grand Prairie Police Department non-civil service position; or
any combination of experience totaling at least two (2) years from items 1, 2, and 3 above.

Mili­tary po­lice expe­ri­ence does not count as regular full-time peace officer experience.