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Police Officer
Grand Prairie Police Department
801 Conover Dr
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Salary: $36,000 to $51,000
Population: 132,000
Sworn Officers: 184
Application Deadline: 11/30/01

Looking for an exciting career with great benefits and potential for career advancement?

Then the Grand Prairie Police Department is looking for you !!

The City of Grand Prairie is experiencing dramatic growth in both its residential and business communities

We are seeking qualified and committed individuals to join our team of professionals

The next test for Police Officer is DECEMBER 8, 2001


For additional information, contact:
Officer S. Shortes (972) 262-4037, [email protected] ,
or Officer J. Chavez (972) 262-3588, [email protected] , at the
Grand Prairie Police Department
801 Conover Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

For an employment application contact Human Resources at 318 W. Main St. Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 (972) 237-8192

Applicant Requirements

U.S. Citizen between the ages of 21 and 35. Applicants 36 years of age or older may take the exam only if he or she has at least five years prior experience as a peace officer or five years of military experience. Persons 45 years of age or older are not eligible for a beginning position as a police officer.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. with 60 accredited college credit hours


Four years military experience with 30 accredited college hours


At least two years of full-time employment with a federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency and a current peace officer’s license.

Applicants vision must be at least 20/100 unaided, corrected to 20/20. Applicants who have a restriction on their drivers license for glasses or contacts for any reason must submit a recent eye exam or statement from a physician indicating the aided and unaided vision before the application will be processed. Applicants must have no color blindness, at least 15/15 hearing, and a blood pressure of 140/90 or better.

Applicants with felony convictions will not be considered for employment

Applicants cannot be on probation for any offense on the date of the civil service test

Applicants must possess a valid Texas driver’s license and have no more than two events (moving violations or accidents) in the 24 months preceding the date of application.

Out of state applicants may apply, but must obtain a Texas driver’s license upon employment with the city.

Applicants cannot have a DWI/DUI within 120 months preceding the date of application.

No applicant may be certified as eligible for appointment to the position of police officer whose drug usage does not comply with those standards set by the City of Grand Prairie Civil Service Commission.

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