City of Dallas Police Department

3,105 21 Dallas, Texas

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The Dallas Police Department is comprised of over 3100 sworn Officers and over 500 non-sworn employees who provides police services to over 1.3 million citizens who reside in a city occupying 385 square miles. The Dallas Police Department is dedicated to recruiting, hiring, and training the most qualified applicants and offers a wide range of assignments and more opportunities for advancement and professional development than other departments.

The men and women of the Dallas Police Department conduct themselves in an ethical manner through:
• Respecting and protecting the rights of citizens as determined by the law
• Treating citizens and their fellow employees courteously and with the same amount of dignity with which they expect to be treated themselves
• Being examples of honesty and integrity in their professional and personal lives thereby earning the public trust
• Performing their duties with the knowledge that protection of the lives and property of all citizens is their primary duty and
• Complying with the spirit and letter of the Code of Conduct.

The Dallas Police Department respects and values your military service and invites you to continue serving by joining one of the top Law Enforcement agencies in the United States.

military culture

All Supervisors receive a briefing on ESGR/USERRA guidelines and Departmental policy governing personnel who are still actively serving in the National Guard/Reserve. The briefing also includes a description of the difference between National Guard and Reserves to include scenarios of when a member could be called-up or activated.

orientation training and onboarding

  • New Employee Orientation
  • New Employee Training
  • On-boarding program
  • Mentorship program

civilian credential support

We offer tuition assistance or other financial support toward the preparation, attainment, and/or maintaining of an academic or professional certificate, degree, or another civilian credential,We offer apprenticeships, internships, or other formalized, structured training program/s to assist with the attainment of a civilian credentialThe Dallas Police Department pays its trainees to attend the Basic Academy with the ultimate goal of the trainee receiving their Basic Peace Officer License. In addition, eligible Veterans are afforded the opportunity to also receive VA Education Benefits throughout the nine month Academy.

senior leadership

Major Roberto Arredondo - Northeast Patrol Division Commander
Lieutenant Richard J. Foy - Personnel Division Commander

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