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Registration for June 8 Carrollton Police Entrance Exam is Now Open

Post Date:05/09/2019 7:51 AM


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, June 8 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.

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 will run the physical agility course later in the hiring process.

In March 2018, CPD was ‘Recognized’ for Best Practices for the third consecutive time by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA). CPD has also been recognized and proven to be in compliance with 166 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices as designated by the TPCA. The 'Recognized' status is awarded for a period of four years to an agency that has voluntarily undertaken a careful internal review of its policies, procedures, equipment, facilities, and operations. High police visibility in the community and quick response times have contributed to Carrollton’s consistently low crime rates.

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

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