Police Recruit

Grapevine, TX
Grapevine Police Dept Department

Salary: $76,273.60 Annually.

Closing Date: 9/8/2024.

Position Summary:

  • Attend and satisfactorily complete the Basic Course in Applied Police Science (BCAPS, basic police academy), and
  • Acquire a Texas Peace Officer’s License by taking and passing the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) licensing exam.

Essential Functions:

  • The Police Recruit will attend BCAPS at a local accredited training facility that has been approved by the Chief of Police.
  • The Police Recruit must pass all written and physical tests to satisfactorily complete the course.
  • The Police Recruit will adhere to the rules and regulations of the Grapevine Police Department, City of Grapevine, and the training facility.
  • The Police Recruit must attend all courses related to the BCAPS program. Any absence from the course must be approved by the Police Recruit’s designed supervisor and should not exceed 5% of the required attendance.
  • The Police Recruit must pass the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) licensing exam.
  • Any time spent between the date of hire and the beginning of the BCAPS program will include internal policy and procedure training and other duties as scheduled by the Grapevine Police Department.


  • High School Diploma or GED plus 2 years active military service with an honorable discharge, or
  • High School Diploma or GED plus be a licensed Peace Officer from another state or qualifying federal officer (see TCOLE requirements), in good standing, with 2 years full-time continuous employment post academy and within 4 years of application, or
  • High School Diploma or GED plus a Peace Officer License from the State of Texas (TCOLE) with an Honorable Discharge (if applicable), or
  • 30 college hours from an accredited institution prior to the hire date. (Accredited institution is a college or university accredited through one of the six accreditors of the Higher Learning Commission).
  • Be at least 21 years of age or older.
  • Have or be eligible to obtain a valid Texas driver’s license by hire date.
  • Employees who are designated to drive a commercial motor vehicle in a non-emergency situation must have and maintain a CDL driver’s license.
  • Pass a full background investigation, polygraph exam, and psychological exam.
  • Pass a pre-employment basic physical, drug screen, functional assessment screening (Level 1), Titmus vision screening, Ishihara vision screening, and smell test.