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Police Officer recruiting
The police officer position is open to applications

Applications must be submitted online at Career Opportunities.  

NEWLY APPROVED: signing bonuses of $2,500 for qualified recruits - half upon hiring and half upon completion of field training.

Please have a look at our recruiting video.
2016-2017 Farmers Branch Police Officer Salary.
Monthly Yearly
7th year +
$37.39 $6,481 $77,781
6th year
$35.78 $6,202
5th year
$34.24 $5,935 $71,226
4th year
$32.76 $5,679 $68,159
3rd year
$5,435 $65,224
2nd year
$30.00 $5,201 $62,415
1st year
$28.71 $4,977 $59,728

The next test will be January 28, 2017.

If invited to test, please reserve the entire day for the testing.  Please prepare for the physical agility test; it is common for applicants to perform far below their potential when they do not prepare, often failing when they could have passed.

 Physical Agility Test Requirements:

    1.5-mile run in 19:36 minutes or less
    300-meter run in 74 seconds or less
    Bench press 100 lbs. or 60% body weight, whichever is less
    21 push-ups (no time)
    Agility run in 22 seconds
    Vertical jump 14.5 inches

Please check the Physical Agility Test Requirements document to obtain more information.

Certified Applicants
Lateral pay transfers are available for certified applicants.  Please call Sgt. Mike Hairston at 972.919.9315 for more information.

Education and Experience
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Education: High School Diploma or a High School Equivalency Certificate. (If you have a GED, then you must  have completed at least 12 hours at an institution of higher education with at least a 2.0 grade point average on a  4.0 scale).
  • If applicable, an honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces after at least 24 months of active  duty service.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts including weekends.
  • Must be eligible for certification from TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement). For a complete list of  the state's licensing requirements, please visit TCOLE at
  • Applicants cannot be on probation for any offense on the date of the test.
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver's license with no more than three events (moving violations or accidents)  in the 36 months preceding the date of application.  Out of town applicants, may apply, but must obtain a Texas  driver's license upon employment with the City.

TCOLE Requirements

  • Have never been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date of the court order.
  • Is not currently charged with any criminal offense for which conviction would be a bar to licensure.
  • Has never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years.
  • Has never been convicted or placed on community supervision in any court of an offense involving family violence as defined under Chapter 71, Texas Family Code.
  • Is not prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle.
  • Is not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.