Registration Now Open for July 21 Carrollton Police Entrance Exam
Are you making a difference? 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, July 21 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 want officers who are dedicated to carrying out CPD’s mission to: Proactively protect our community while treating everyone we encounter with professionalism, dignity, and respect.”
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 March, CPD was “Recognized” for Best Practices for the third year in a row by the Texas Police Chiefs Association at the annual conference recognition luncheon. CPD has been recognized and proven to be in compliance with 166 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices as designated by the TPCA. Carrollton is only one of 14 cities recognized for the third time.
According to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety released in 2017, Carrollton’s 2016 crime rate was the fourth lowest of other similarly sized cities within the DFW area, and Part 1 crime continues to fall. 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 cityofcarrollton.com/police. To get a feel for the department and the Carrollton community, click here.