Interested in Joining the Southlake Police Department?  

The Southlake Police Department is looking for highly motivated professionals who demonstrate integrity, innovation, teamwork, excellence and accountability to join our team. Those core values drive the work we do every day as we focus on delivering exceptional customer service to the Southlake community. 
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Why should I become a Southlake Police Officer?

The Southlake Police Department is committed to the tenants of community policing. Our highest priority is to achieve the highest level of safety and security standards not only for our citizens but for those who conduct business in the city and those who visit. We pride ourselves in providing excellent service to our community. If you think Southlake is the place for you, we invite you to look through these pages and learn more about our department and the opportunities we have to offer. Take a look at the video below to catch a glimpse of the life of a Southlake Police Officer. 

About our department

With more than 60 sworn Police Officers, the Southlake Police Department staffs three main divisions: Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Professional Standards. Within those divisions, we have officers dedicated to traffic enforcement, narcotics investigations, K-9 handling, victims assistance, property and evidence technicians, school resource officers, warrants and municipal court duties. 

We offer employment under two programs, as a Lateral Hire or Entry Level Hire. 
To qualify for the Lateral Hire program you must have at least 24 months or more of law enforcement experience, an Entry Level applicant will have 23 months or less of experience.

How Do I Apply to Become a Southlake Police Officer? 


The applications process is similar to most Law Enforcement career processes. First, you will need to complete the Personal History Statement (PHS), then complete the application and attach your PHS. Qualified applications will be invited to participate in testing. Testing differs for the Lateral Hire program and Entry Level program. 

IMPORTANT: The current PHS form is scheduled for maintenance from 8:00 AM March 1, 2018 - 5:00 PM March 2, 2018. Any PHS forms that are saved in draft mode may be lost when editing begins on Thursday at 8:00 AM. Please submit your PHS before maintenance begins to ensure that you will not lose your application data. Contact Human Resources at 817-748-8064 if you have any questions or concerns.

A Day in the Life of a Southlake Police Officer

Take a look at the video below and see if you have what it takes to be a member of the Southlake Police Department.

  1. Police Department

    Physical Address
    600 State Street
    Southlake, TX 76092


    Phone: (817) 748-8114

    Administrative Hours
    Monday - Friday 
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

    Non-emergency number:
    (817) 743-4522

  2. Mike Dunn

    Sergeant, Training & Recruiting
    Phone: (817) 748-8134

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