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Registration Now Open for March 24 Carrollton Police Entrance Exam

Post Date:03/06/2018 2:57 PM
CPD Badge PNG Do you have what it takes? The City of Carrollton Police Department has opened registration for the next Civil Service exam, the first step in the time-honored process of becoming a public safety officer. The exam will be administered on Saturday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. at Newman Smith High School (2335 N. Josey Lane).

Carrollton Police Chief Derick Miller said the department is seeking exceptional officers who put others first, have a proven leadership record, and have the ability to adapt to the constantly evolving demands associated with serving a growing and diverse community.

“Very few people earn the right to wear our badge,” Miller said. “The Carrollton Police Department has rigorous hiring, training, and performance standards which ensure that we hire only the very best. We do not and will not settle for average.”

The department provides extensive, paid training, state-of-the-art equipment designed to protect and serve the community, generous compensation (starting salary is $60,229), and numerous resources for its officers.

In 2016, Carrollton was ranked one of the least dangerous Texas cities with a population of 100,000 or more by Houston-based Darrow Law Firm. According to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety released in 2017, Carrollton’s 2016 crime rate is the fourth lowest of other similarly sized cities within the DFW area. High police visibility in the community and quick response times have contributed to Carrollton’s consistently low crime rates.

Those taking the exam will need to bring their driver license, notarized waiver of liability, and their DD Form 214, if applicable. Applicants will run the physical agility course later in the hiring process.

For more information about the department and officer qualifications, or to register for the exam, visit

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