Dallas ISD Police Department
  • Recruitment Policies

    Officers at Dallas ISD Police Department are committed to our students, parents, and community. The Officers work towards creating a safe working and educational environment, and work towards protecting the students in our district. The department seeks police officers committed to public service, professionalism, being a team leader, understanding human behavior, and taking pride in a job well done.

    Basic Qualifications

    All applicants for Police Cadet must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or United States equivalency certificate. College / university hours from an accredited institution are preferred.  All applicants comply with the hiring standards set forth in the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Requirements for Peace Officer licensing.  The department accepts applications from persons who hold a current TCOLE peace officer license as well as those who do not.  When applying, ensure that you apply for a Police Cadet if you do not have a license and Police Officer if you do.  Click here for a list of TCOLE licensed law enforcement academies.
    The employment process will begin with a physical agility test which consists of:
    • 300-meter run
    • One minute push-ups
    • One minute sit-ups
    Additional hiring procedures include:
    • Interview and scenario-based writing exercises
    • Background investigation
    • Polygraph examination
    • Psychological testing
    • Medical examination, including drug testing

    How to Apply

    If you are ready to get involved in school policing and want to make a difference in quality education, the Dallas ISD Police Department needs you!

    • If you have a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) license, you should apply for the Police Officer job by clicking HERE and selecting: Police Officer (235 days).
    • If you have never attended (or attended but not graduated) from a TCOLE-licensed police academy, then you should apply for the Police Cadet jobs by clicking HERE and select: Police Officer Cadet (235 days).
    • If you are interested in applying for the DPS Commissioned Level 3 Security Officer position, then you should click HERE and select: Commissioned Security Officer (220 days).
    • If you are a retired Police Officer and are interested in applying for the Armed Security Officer position, then you should apply for the position by clicking HERE and select: Armed Security Officer (220 days).
    Once you have accessed the page, complete an online application by clicking apply.  In order to have your application considered, be sure to complete the entire application.  Once you have registered on the site, you must then select a Job ID code and press submit.  Our department will contact you via e-mail when your application has been processed and you are scheduled for testing.  Please provide a valid e-mail address that you check frequently.  We will also need your complete address and telephone numbers.

    Benefits Package

    • Starting salary for cadets is $50,000 annually while attending the police academy.
      • The salary for licensed police officers starts at $70,000.  
      • An additional stipend is granted for higher levels of TCOLE certification.
    • Group health insurance plans are available
    • Retirement plan with Teachers Retirement System
    • Great work schedules and opportunities for advancement
    • Extra duty pay incentives

    The Dallas ISD does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, and / or national origin.

    About the Job

    After completing a mandatory field training program, officers will be assigned to either the patrol or campus services division.

    Get Started

    Please click here to go to the Dallas ISD Human Capital Management Department to determine if the district is currently accepting applications for police officer and / or police cadets.

  • Contact Us

    Emergency 9-1-1

    Non Emergency
    (972) 749-2300

    Police Dispatch
    (214) 932-5627 

    For more information, contact:

    Lieutenant Juan Cedillo
    Dallas ISD Police Department 
    Recruiting and Personnel Section
    2500 S Ervay St. Dallas, TX 75215
    Phone:  (972) 749-2343