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Police Recruit Job - Garland Police Department - Garland, Texas




July 30, 2014

Garland Police Department

Position Title: Police Recruit
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 9/19/2014
Job Description
  1. Pro-active enforcement of all applicable criminal and traffic laws, including the issuance of citations.
  2. Respond to calls for service from citizens.
  3. Maintain high-visibility patrols.
  4. Education of public and citizen contacts.
  5. Prepare and complete all necessary reports and supplements.
  6. Attend state mandated and supplemental training each year.
  7. Testify in court concerning collection of evidence.
  8. Preserve and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Garland, Texas, by following the City's guiding principles.
  9. Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Information


• Must be United States of America citizen at the time of application
• At least age 18 and not over the age of 44 at the time of exam, and not over age 44 at time of hire
• Must have either a High School Diploma or GED
• Must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements:
    o 60 hours of college credit or an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, or 

    o 2 years active United States of America military service with a Honorable discharge, or 

    o 2 years experience as full-time paid peace officer

Job Requirements
  • Age 18 - 44 years of age
  • Education High school Diploma or G.E.D
  • Experience None
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $49,350   annual
    Academy Graduate: $51,780   annual
    Top Pay: $70,111   annual

    Contact Information

    R.C. Jones
    gpdrecruiting@garlandtx.gov
    Garland Police Department
    1891 Forest Ln
    Garland, Texas 75042
    ph: (972)487-7358