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Police Officer Trainee
Garland Police Department - Garland, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$49,350.00 annual
Top Pay:
$70,111.00 annual

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

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST: This test requires applicants to demonstrate a level of flexibility; a level of muscular strength, as demonstrated by doing push-ups and sit-ups; and a level of cardiovascular conditioning, as demonstrated by running several laps on a jogging track. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A comprehensive background investigation, including driving record, will be conducted on all applicants. Applicants must qualify according to the following TCOLE licensing standards: (Section 217.1 (a): Minimum Standards for Initial Licensure)
  • No court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years from the date of court order.
  • No conviction of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor
  • No conviction of a Class B misdemeanor within the last 10 years.
Note: Minor traffic offenses may not necessarily disqualify an applicant. Information will be verified by Polygraph Examination. ORAL INTERVIEW: This interview involves a variety of questions related to determining potential performance as a Police Officer Recruit. MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Applicants who are given conditional offers of employment must pass a comprehensive medical and psychological examination, a drug screen, and have no more than 20/100 uncorrected vision, corrected to 20/20.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 18-44
  • Education: : High school diploma
  • Experience: : None required
  • 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 the age of 44 at the time of hire
  • Must have either a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements:
    • 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
    • 2 years active United States of America military service with an Honorable discharge, or
    • 2 years experience as full-time paid peace officer
Education, prior police, or military experience requirements must be met prior to academy start date.

Contact Informaton

R.C. Jones

Garland Police Department
1891 Forest Lane
Garland, Texas 75042
phone: 972-487-7358

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