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Experienced Police Officer/Police Recruit

DFW Airport, TX, United States
Jan 18, 2022


Job Description

How To Apply

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Important: Once you apply, you will have 21 calendar days to submit your Personal History Statement (PHS) along with all required supporting documents to be eligible for consideration. If you are unable to obtain all supporting documents within the 21 calendar days, please submit your PHS within the deadline and include a letter explaining the status of your supporting documents.

If the PHS is not received prior to the deadline, you will be discontinued from the process and will be INELGIBLE TO REAPPLY FOR 6 MONTHS.   Click here to Review List of Required Documents.


Experienced Police Officer

Starting salary is $64,999-85,533


Police Officer:

Under general supervision of assigned supervisor, performs duties in police service depending on the area of assignment.  May be assigned to any of the work areas described below.

Lateral Transfer Information: 

Click here to view Lateral Salary Structure


Police Recruit

Starting Salary is $62,000


Police Recruit:

This is work as a trainee in classroom and in-service activities in the police service.  Under immediate supervision, participates in classroom instruction and field training in police techniques and practices.  Work is reviewed by written and practical examinations and by observation for suitability for public safety work



  • Attends recruit training courses providing classroom and field instruction in basic police procedures, techniques and laws including lectures, practical demonstrations and participation in courses covering areas such as patrol science and criminal investigation, criminal and traffic laws and airport ordinances, use of weapons, preparation of records, public relations and fundamental principles of psychology and sociology.

  • Respond to calls for police service to all locations on the airport; make preliminary investigations of criminal offenses; assist citizens and passengers to minimize inconveniences; assist with lost and disabled vehicles; enforce airport code, traffic regulations and criminal violations; assist other Public Safety personnel.

  • Enforce federal, state, and local laws, ordinances and resolutions, making arrests and issuing citations as appropriate.

  • Investigate offenses, accidents and suspicious circumstances or persons, collect evidence, interview witnesses, and prepare reports.

  • Deter persons who might engage in illegal activity through active visible patrols.

  • Provide law enforcement support to the passenger and baggage screening process.

  • Report any hazard to persons or property to the proper authority to ensure correction.

  • Actively patrol both public and restricted areas in support of the Airport Security Program. 

  • Assist other DPS divisions in the mitigation of threats to life and property.

  • Stop and investigate all suspicious persons, vehicles, or circumstances.

  • Proactively engage the airport community in constructive dialogue fostering positive relationships in support of the department’s community policing philosophy.

  • Report and seek resolution to all offenses reported and observed.

  • Pursue and apprehend escaping prisoners or felons.

  • Aid outside police agencies when assistance is needed. 

  • Perform police work in a patrol car, on a bicycle or motorcycle, or on foot. 

  • Perform police work utilizing specialized equipment including but not limited to radar, special weapons, audio/video systems, and other equipment in support of law enforcement. 

Recruit Specific Duties:

  • Participation in and successful completion of the field training program.

  • Patrol remote and terminal parking areas to prevent criminal acts against employees and passengers, property, and vehicles and apprehend violators.

  • Perform investigations including, but not limited to, criminal, administrative and traffic investigations.

Officer Specific Duties:

  • Patrol remote and terminal parking areas to prevent criminal acts against employees and passengers, property, and vehicles and apprehend violators.

  • Perform investigations including, but not limited to, criminal, administrative and traffic investigations.



Recruit Requirement: One of the following:

  • Completion of 30 college hours from an accredited college or university.

  • Received of an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States after at least 24 months of active duty service.

Officer Requirement:

  • Holds a current Peace Officer license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) with less than two (2) years of experience as a sworn full-time paid police officer; or

  • Current licensed Peace Officer in another state with less than two (2) years of experience as a sworn full-time paid police officer.

General Requirements:

  • Twenty-one (21) years of age at date of application.

  • United States citizen.

  • Pass a written examination.

  • Pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT).

  • Pass a psychological examination.

  • Pass a truth verification examination and/or polygraph.

  • Pass a background investigation which includes criminal and driving records checks.

  • Pass an Oral Board Interview.

  • Pass a medical physical examination and drug test.

  • Possession of a valid Class C driver's license issued by the State of Texas or equivalent from another state in which the recruit permanently resides.

  • Must be able to testify in Municipal, County, State and Federal Court.

  • Must obtain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Airport Identification/Access Badge in accordance with Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements in Chapter 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 1500 et al., and DFW Airport’s Airport Security Program within thirty (30) days from date of employment and maintain qualification for a SIDA badge upon each badge renewal.

  • Must obtain Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP) security access clearance within thirty (30) days after passing the state test and maintain qualification for CBP security access clearance upon each CBP security access renewal.

  • This is a designated safety sensitive position as defined in DFW Airport’s Drug and Alcohol Administrative Policy and Procedure. Applicants selected for this position will be required to pass a drug test prior to employment and to submit to drug screening on a random basis during the length of their employment in the safety sensitive position.

  • This is a designated Essential Employee position as defined in DFW Airport’s Categories and Classifications Administrative Policy and Procedure. An essential employee is one whose attendance is required to maintain airport operations during an emergency or inclement weather situation.

  • Must meet all initial and recurrent training requirements in accordance with Title 14 CFR part 139 and Administrative Policy AO.014.01, Ground Vehicle Driver Training for Air Operations Area (AOA) within 30 days of assignment to a driving position and before being permitted to operate the vehicle without the direct supervision and presence of a co-operator qualified under this requirement.


A licensed Peace Officer, upon successful completion of the hiring process with two (2) or more years of continuous service with a law enforcement agency as a paid, full-time police officer will be eligible for a lateral transfer when determining the appropriate step into which they will be hired based on their years of service.  This includes United States military personnel assigned to a position equivalent to a Peace Officer with daily duties comparable to a patrol officer with two (2) or more years of continuous service in this role.

  • Two years of service - Step 1 of the salary structure

  • Four years of service - Step 2 of the salary structure

  • Six years of service - Step 3 of the salary structure

  • Eight years of service - Step 4 of the salary structure



Out of state certified Peace Officers and United States military personnel assigned to a position equivalent to a Peace Officer with daily duties comparable to a patrol officer will be required to meet the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) guidelines for Texas Peace Officers.



  • Ability to successfully complete the applicant processing requirements as prescribed by the Department of Public Safety.

  • Ability to complete acceptable standards in classroom and field training within acceptable time or trial limits established in the department's training procedures.

Recruit Requirement:

  • Ability to meet requirements and standards to be accepted by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for Enrollment and Initial Licensure.

Officer Requirement:

  • Ability to effectively communicate by two-way radio and in person.

  • Ability to meet physical requirements set by the Department of Public Safety.

  • Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with other employees and citizens.

  • Ability to identify potential criminal activity or other hazardous situations and take the proper actions to protect citizens and property.

  • Ability to use, operate and care for equipment in the area of assignment.

  • Ability to respond quickly and calmly under emergency, stressful or changing conditions, situations, and pressures.

  • Ability to complete reports accurately.

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to perform work in the area assigned.

  • Skill in the use of assigned equipment.

  • Ability to analyze situations and to adopt an effective course of action.

  • Ability to understand laws, ordinances, departmental policies, and rules.

  • Ability to maintain necessary training on modern police techniques and practices in law enforcement, investigations, crime, and accident prevention, etc.

  • Knowledge of laws, codes, and ordinances set by the federal government, state government, county, and town.

  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the area of assignment.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, methods, and equipment of law enforcement.


Job Info

Job ID# 1005670

Jan 18, 2022

United States