Police Benefits


Life happens, and when it does, we offer employees a range of options for medical plans. Dental and vision coverage is also available for employees and their families.

DFW Airport has an onsite LiveWell Center and LiveWell Health Clinic. The LiveWell Center provides access to a full weight room, cardio machines, group fitness classes, personal trainers and more at no cost for all employees. Employees can also take advantage of our onsite LiveWell Health Clinic as another resource to seek medical care such as immunizations, preventative screenings and more – no copay required.

To encourage healthy behavior, the Airport offers a Wellness Incentive Program where employees can earn up to three days pay each year.


DFW Airport is committed to providing competitive pay and medical, dental and vision benefits in order to attract and retain the workforce needed to be an employer of choice.

Employees are eligible for longevity pay after completing one full year of service as a regular full-time employee by end of fiscal year.

The Board is committed to a pay-for-performance philosophy in order to reward each employee for his or her contribution to the Airport. Merit increases or lump sum awards will be based on individual performance.

Basic term life insurance and AD&D coverage is provided and is fully paid for by DFW Airport as an automatic benefit to all employees.


Public Safety employees earn a defined benefit retirement plan funded both by DFW and the plan participants. DFW offers single life annuity, survivor annuity, and guaranteed period annuity options. The retirement plan works alongside a 457 plan to provide you financial security in your retirement years. Financial planning assistance and retirement planning sessions are also available.

Time Off

We recognize that an employee’s overall well-being includes being able to take time off. We encourage a healthy work-life balance.

At DFW Airport, we offer eligible employees paid time off including holidays, vacation days, sick time and also short-term or long-term disability coverage.


Employees can enjoy all the ‘extras’ of working at DFW Airport, like free Airport parking, employee discounts at shopping and dining locations in the terminals, tuition assistance and legal advice and services.


Police Compensation

Police Department

 Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7
Lieutenant**$121,148 $125,996$131,036   


* Must be Police Commissioned to move to this step
** These positions require two years between steps


The Patrol Division is the backbone of every police department and responds to every initial call for police service. Patrol officers are trained to handle a wide variety of calls including disturbances, thefts, intoxication offenses, security breaches, assaultive offenses, and traffic enforcement.

The Investigations Division is comprised of Detectives responsible for following up on offenses that occur at DFW Airport. They conduct investigations and work with the district attorney’s office to file cases, secure warrants, and apprehend suspects. The Investigations Division also includes our full-time recruiters and background investigators.

The Special Operations Division includes the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, the Motor Unit, the K9/EOD Unit, and Police Training. They are responsible for specialized responses to tactical situations including barricaded subjects, hostage situations, aircraft hijacking, dignitary protection, suspicious devices, and bomb threats. Motor Officers conduct advanced accident investigation and perform directed traffic enforcement.

Support Services operate behind the scenes to ensure the entire Police Department runs smoothly and include Detention Officers, Evidence Technicians, and Records Personnel. They maintain custody of arrested persons, secure the evidentiary chain of custody, and maintain all records and police reports.

Specialty Units perform specific functions to meet specific needs. These units include Hostage Negotiators, Crime Scene Technicians, Honor Guard, Drone Operators, and Federal Task Force Officers.

Police Qualifications


Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application

Must be a US Citizen

Driver’s License
Valid and current Texas Class C driver’s license (or equivalent from another state)

Education /

High School Diploma

At least ONE of the following:

  • 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university, or
  • 2 years continuous active duty military service with honorable discharge, or
  • 2 years full time experience as a paid experience as a Police Officer, or
  • current TCOLE license/certification


Must be able to read, write, and speak clearly in English

Shift requirements
Must be willing to work various shifts including 24-hour consecutive shifts to include nights, weekends & holidays

Minimum eligibility requirements must be met prior to submitting an application for employment. If there are any questions regarding eligibility, please contact Police Recruiting at 972-973-3462 or [email protected].