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Minimum Qualifications to be a Carrollton Police Officer

  • U.S. citizen
  • 21 – 44 years of age at the time of the Civil Service Exam.
  • Associates Degree, or 90 hours of college credits toward a degree with a 2.0 GPA or better.
  • 30 hrs. college credit combined with 3 or more years of Active Duty in the military or Texas Certified Law Enforcement Experience.
  • If a veteran - Honorable Discharge.
  • No conviction of any felony or major misdemeanor
  • Good moral character, stable employment record, good credit rating, good driving record, valid Texas driver’s license, no history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Carrollton PD Physical Agility Course

    Who we are looking for…

    The Carrollton Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is seeking officers who have the ability to adapt to the constantly evolving demands associated with serving a growing and diverse community. If you are one of those exceptional individuals who can meet our employment standards, we welcome the opportunity to offer you a challenging career.

    The successful applicant for a position in our agency has the following characteristics:

    • A person of character – maintains integrity, demonstrates humility
    • Puts people first – shows care and concern
    • A skilled communicator – shows empathy, invites feedback, is persuasive
    • Acts with compassion – expresses appreciation, builds teams, negotiates conflict
    • Has foresight - visionary, creative, courageous and decisive
    • Leads with Moral Authority – accepts responsibility, shares control, accountable

    We look for candidates who have a proven leadership record (whether in school, work, or extracurricular activities), and who demonstrate leadership qualities such as the ability to persevere through difficult challenges. Specifically, we look for evidence of:

    • Demonstrated past achievement
    • Perseverance in the face of challenges
    • Strong critical thinking skills
    • Ability to influence and motivate others
    • Organizational ability
    • Desire to work relentlessly in pursuit of our mission


    Please click Here to review all requirements and to apply.


    Leaders come in many forms with varied past experiences, so there is no one profile of an ideal applicant.  If you feel that you meet our qualifications and are ready to take the next step, plan to take our next civil service exam in 2014. 

    Last updated: 3/3/2014 9:16:30 AM