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Registration for March 2 Carrollton Police Entrance Exam is Now Open

Post Date:02/20/2019 3:20 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 at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 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 $62,336.76), and numerous resources for its officers.

In March 2018, CPD was “Recognized” for Best Practices for the third consecutive time in a row by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) at the annual conference recognition luncheon. CPD has also been recognized and proven to be in compliance with 166 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices as designated by the TPCA. Carrollton is one of only 14 cities recognized for the third time.

According to the latest statistics from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Carrollton’s 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, completed notarized waiver of liability emailed with registration confirmation, and their DD Form 214, if applicable. Applicants who pass the morning entrance exam will proceed to the physical ability test that afternoon.

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

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