Dallas Police Recruitment

United States: Dallas Police Recruitment 2022/ How to Apply

Dallas Police Recruitment portal 2022 are now open, The Dallas Police Department is the principal law enforcement agency serving the city of Dallas, Texas. Join Dallas Police Department now and be dedicated to serving the people of Dallas and strives to reduce crime and provide a safe city. Apply Here

For evaluation purposes, acceptable qualifying experience for all positions must have been in a paid capacity unless noted otherwise in the minimum qualifications for the posted position.


Additionally, 30+ hours per week will be counted as full-time employment and will receive full credit for the amount of time employed.  A minimum of 15 through 29 work hours per week will be counted as part-time employment and will receive half credit for the amount of time employed.

Dallas Police Recruitment Positions:

  1. Dispatchers
  2. 911 Call Takers
  3. Administrative & Technical Positions

Minimum Qualifications Requirement:


  • High school diploma or GED.


  • One (1) year of experience in a public safety emergency call taking and/or dispatching position within a municipal, county, state, or federal regulatory agency OR
  • One (1) year of experience as an air traffic controller OR
  • One (1) year of experience as a sworn Police Officer.

License(s) And/OR Certification(s):

a. Must obtain Telecommunications Operator License from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) within one (1) year of employment.

Other Requirement(s):

  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Availability to work varying shifts including nights, weekends, holidays and/or overtime.
  • Must pass an intensive background investigation and drug test.
  • No FELONY or class A MISDEMEANOR convictions.
  • No class B MISDEMEANOR convictions within the last ten (10) years.
  • No drug or domestic violence related convictions.

Knowledge, Skills, Ability(ies):

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • MS Office or similar software skills.
  • Ability to type thirty-five (35) words per minute.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.


  • Exam covers data entry, memory recall, spelling, reading comprehension, sentence clarity, prioritization, map reading, cross-referencing, and call summarization skills.
  • Time Limit: N/A
  • ***Please note: The Criticall exam for this position can only be taken two (2) times within a twelve (12) month period.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified Applicants should attend Dallas Police Department non-sworn hiring event on February 12, 2022.

For more information email dpdrecruiting@dallascityhall.com or call 214-671-4409.

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