Become a Southlake Police Officer

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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. These core values drive the work we do every day, as we focus on delivering exceptional customer service to the Southlake community. 

Why Should I Become a Southlake Police Officer?

The Southlake Police Department is committed to the tenants of community policing. Our top priority is to achieve the highest level of safety and security standards, not only for our citizens, but for those who visit and conduct business in the city. We pride ourselves in providing excellent service to our community. If you think Southlake is the place for you, we invite you to review our site 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

The Southlake Police Department is home to 67 sworn police officers and 8 civilian employees, all of whom staff three main divisions: Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Professional Standards. Within those divisions, we have personnel dedicated to patrol, traffic enforcement, criminal and narcotics investigations, K-9 handling, school safety and security, property and evidence, victims' assistance, warrants, and municipal court duties. 

 We offer employment under the following:

  1.  Entry level program
  2.  Lateral hire program

To qualify for the Lateral Hire program, you must have at least 36 months or more of law enforcement experience.  An Entry Level applicant is someone with 35 months or less of experience.

How Do I Apply to Become a Southlake Police Officer?

Text "JOIN SPD" to (817) 646-2602 and answer a few questions. Qualified applicants will then be emailed a Personal History Statement (PHS). Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in testing which includes a written examination, physical agility test, and panel interview. The City of Southlake Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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. Coming Soon!

  1. Police Department

    Physical Address
    600 State Street
    Southlake, TX 76092


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

    Non-emergency number:
    (817) 743-4522

  2. Kevin Diehl

    Sergeant, Training & Recruiting

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