Police Officer

The Irving Police Department is looking for individuals who possess good decision-making skills and good judgment, who can handle pressure, are dependable, are physically fit, possess emotional control and above all, have impeccable integrity. 

Applicants may be rejected for employment at any point in the screening process.

  1. General Requirements
  2. Mental, Physical Condition
  3. Tattoos, Jewelry

Irving Police officers meet with youth at a community event.Men and women interested in becoming Irving Police officers must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be 21 to 44 years old.
  • Must complete and file a legible application with the Police Personnel office.
  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must have an associate’s degree or equivalent (60 college hours) from a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)-approved / accredited school with at least a 2.0 GPA with the following exceptions:
    • Applicants who have completed three or more years of active military service and have exited within 18 months prior to submitting their application must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
    • Applicants who have completed three or more years of active military service and have exited more than 18 months but less than 36 months prior to submitting their application must have completed 30 or more college hours with at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Applicants who have been employed as a full-time certified peace officer for three or more years during the period immediately preceding the submission of their application must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must not have any criminal conviction above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or any Class B misdemeanor within the past 10 years.
  • Must not have been on any court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or any Class B misdemeanor within the past 10 years from the date of the court order.
  • Must intelligently read and write the English language.
  • Must be of good character.
  • Must not have made any false statement in any material fact or practiced, or attempted to practice, any deception or fraud in application, examination or appointment.
  • Must not have been dismissed from public service for inefficiency, delinquency, or misconduct.
  • Must appear for all requested examinations and interviews.
  • Must not have received more than two moving traffic violations or had two preventable accidents, or any combination, in the past 18 months or four in the past 36 months.
  • Applicants must also be able to pass a physical exam as determined by the appointed civil service physician.