Career Opportunities with the Addison Police Department

Would you like to work for a reputable, progressive Police Department in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex?

The Addison Police Department offers career opportunities for people who appreciate the advantages of a Metropolitan environment that retains a small town atmosphere.

Join a department where you are known by name, not badge number.


  1. See Current Job Openings in the Human Resources Department for updated availability. 
  1. Complete Personal History Statement
  2. Complete Police Officer Test Packet.
  3. Then contact 972.450.7100 to schedule a test time.
  1. For more information about the Police Officer position please click here to view the job brochure. 



What are the qualifications to apply to be a Police Officer? 

  • Minimum age of 21 years.
  • Current and valid Texas Driver's License.
  • Applicants applying for entry-level positions in the Police Department are required to have 60 college hours from an accredited institution; OR College hours will be waived completely if applicant has at least three (3) years active duty prior military service or two (2) years full-time, paid sworn law enforcement experience. (Note: Requirements updated as of 7/5/17)
  • Must have a clear background check, clear polygraph examination, clear psychological examination, and clear drug screen/physical.
  • For a list of all Police Officer qualifications, please click here

What is the current pay scale for Police Officers?

  • Starting salary for non-certified Police Cadets is $51,979.20 annually.
  • The salary range for certified Police Officers is $56,201.60 to $74,484.80 annually. 


Does the Addison Police Department offer lateral pay? 

  • Yes, the Addison Police Department will offer a higher starting salary for those applicants with up to five years of prior, fulltime, law enforcement experience. This applies to both in and out of state, federal, state and local jurisdictions.

  • Please note that Officers hired under this program will not receive department seniority equivalent to their prior experience.

  • Compensation calculations for starting salaries are based on lowest average salary equal to a current Addison officer of equal time in service.


What insurance benefits are offered to Police Officers? 

  • For more information about Addison's benefits plans, please click here.
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4799 Airport Parkway,
Addison, TX 75001