Police Officer

Carrollton, TX
Carrollton Police Department

The mission of the Carrollton Police Department is to proactively protect our community while treating all we encounter with professionalism, dignity, and respect. How do we do that and what kind of person fits into our organization?

The successful applicant for a position in our agency has the following characteristics:

  • A person of character – maintains integrity, demonstrates humility
  • Puts people first – shows care and concern
  • A skilled communicator – shows empathy, invites feedback, is persuasive
  • Acts with compassion – expresses appreciation, builds teams, negotiates conflict
  • Has foresight – visionary, creative, courageous and decisive
  • Systems Thinker – comfortable with complexity, adaptive, considers a “greater good”
  • Leads with Moral Authority – accepts responsibility, shares control, accountable

We look for candidates who have a proven leadership record (whether in school, work, or extracurricular activities), and who demonstrate leadership qualities such as the ability to persevere through difficult challenges. Specifically, we look for evidence of:

  • Demonstrated past achievement
  • Perseverance in the face of challenges
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to influence and motivate others
  • Organizational ability
  • Desire to work relentlessly in pursuit of our mission

Salary

$32.26 an Hour

Closing

Continuous

Educational requirements:

  • Associate degree or Ninety (90) hours of college credit toward a degree plan; OR
  • Forty-five (45) hours of college credit in addition to two (2) or more but less than three (3) years of service as a Certified Texas Peace Officer, active duty military personnel with an honorable discharge, and/or full time employment with the Carrollton Police Department.OR
  • Thirty (30) hours of college credit in addition to three (3) or more years of service as a Certified Texas Peace Officer, active duty military personnel with an honorable discharge, and/or full time employment with the Carrollton Police Department.OR
  • College hours will be waived completely if applicant has served at least three (3) years of active duty service in the U.S. military, been honorably discharged and has not been separated from the US military for more than one calendar year at the time of the police exam; OR
  • College hours will be waived completely if applicant has at least three (3) years as a sworn peace officer and no more than a six (6) month break in service (by TCOLE definition) between their previous department and the time they apply with CPD, with an honorable discharge (or equivalent for out of state applicants) OR
  • College hours will be waived completely if applicant has at least three (3) years of Detention Officer experience in the Carrollton Police Department Detention Facility at the time of the police exam.

Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • At least 21 years of age and must not have reached your 45th birthday at the time of certification
  • No felony or major misdemeanor convictions
  • Good moral character
  • Stable employment record
  • Good credit rating
  • Good driving record
  • Valid driver license
  • No history of drug addiction