Entry Level Officer Hiring Program
The Southlake Police Department is currently accepting applications for entry level police officers. Applicants in this program have less than 36 months of law enforcement experience. Those applicants who do not already hold a valid peace officer's license with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) will attend basic police officer academy training.
Please read the information and application instructions listed below to see if you qualify for this program. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Sergeant Mike Dunn at (817) 748-8134 or via email.
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.
The following requirements must be met in order to be considered for the entry level officer hiring program:
- Must be 21 years or older
- Must have valid Texas driver's license at time of hire
Police Recruit (No certification) - $48,929.36
**Note: Upon earning a TCOLE police certification, a Police Recruit will begin earning the Entry Level Police Officer pay rate.
Entry Level Police Officer (TCOLE-certified) - $60,623.47
Applicants are required to complete and submit a Personal History Statement (PHS). Qualified applicants will then be invited to participate in a physical agility test, a written examination, and an interview with the Southlake PD Hiring Board. Those who successfully complete this initial testing phase will be subject to an extensive background investigation, followed by a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, a medical physical, and a drug screen.
Personal History Statement
The PHS is a vital part of the application process, so please be sure to take your time and complete the document in its entirety. You can find the PHS by clicking on the Personal History Statement button above. In addition, make sure all notarized and certified copies of all applicable certifications are included.
Your PHS and all the required attachments must be emailed, faxed or dropped off in person to Human Resources. If you are unable to complete the PHS online, the forms may be printed and completed by hand. Failure to complete the PHS may result in your disqualification from the process.
Notaries are available and free in most banks, libraries and municipalities.
NOTE: All PDF forms are fillable, but require Adobe Professional software to save and upload.