We’re Hiring!


With seven campuses and more than 20 locations to patrol, Dallas College Police has plenty of career opportunities. Our police force includes 150 officers serving a student body of over 90,000 — not to mention college faculty and staff.

The team, while large, focuses on the individual needs of each campus we serve. Some of our campus communities are urban city centers, like El Centro in downtown Dallas, while others are international melting pots, including North Lake in Irving and Richland in North Dallas.

Come join our team.

The Dallas College Police Department is currently accepting applications for various shifts and locations. Our focus is on the individual needs of the campuses we serve. Our main college campuses are Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. We also serve multiple satellite locations.

Overall Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have a valid Texas driver’s license

Noncertified Requirements

  • 30 college hours or two years of active military duty

Certified Requirements

  • 30 college hours or two years of active military duty
  • Two years as a sworn peace officer

Career Opportunities

Looking to serve the community in an exciting and diverse environment?

Join Us

If you are looking to do true community policing and enjoy a guaranteed winter and spring break, you’ve come to the right place. These are two of many benefits of becoming a Dallas College police officer.

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Additional benefits include:

  • Diverse assignments
  • Career advancement
  • Regular training and professional development
  • Standard issued uniforms
  • Strong community partnerships (including other municipalities as well as federal partners)
  • Specialized unit assignments (including criminal investigations, personnel and recruiting)
  • Auxiliary assignments (honor guard, defensive tactic instructor, field training officer, bike patrol unit, etc.)
  • Presentation opportunities (including teaching and/or presenting timely topics and best practices)
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Ensuring a Safe Environment


24 hours a day, seven days a week, members of the Dallas College Police Department can be found patrolling roads, buildings, and campuses; preventing crime, protecting public safety, enforcing laws, and providing front-line public service by assisting students and staff to ensure a safe environment. With seven campuses and more than 20 locations throughout Dallas County and a student body over 75,000, we see ourselves as protectors of the future. 

Police dispatch, how may I help you? The Dallas College PD is a licensed police department with duly sworn police officers that has maintained a steadfast commitment to protect and serve Dallas College over the past 56 years. At a 155 members strong, we train consistently on all aspects of police work to be the best at what we do and prepare for any situation that may confront us. Officers are provided state of the art equipment to meet the challenges of their daily workload. 

Dallas College police officers work to build and strengthen relationships with students on campus and believe that part of our job is to support their success as we watch over them. To enhance the quality of life on campus, the Dallas College Police Department is committed to providing a welcoming, accessible, safe and secure educational environment for our students, faculty and staff, through community partnerships, transparency and fair and impartial policing. The Dallas College Police Department is committed to protecting students, staff, and educators, and seeks to employ the most qualified candidates to assist in protecting them. 

Many opportunities are available to serve within our department and we encourage advancement in your law enforcement career. If you are looking for a challenging, rewarding career in law enforcement and an opportunity to make a real difference, consider the Dallas College Police Department.

We ensure public safety by:

  • Patrolling roads, buildings and campuses
  • Preventing crime
  • Assisting students and staff

Engage With Your Community

Are you a people person? Do you enjoy collaboration? Are you community-minded?  We’d love to hear from you!

Our police officers keep an eye out for any suspicious activity on campus, but they also look for ways to engage and interact with our students and staff. This personalized approach allows us to form relationships with the community we serve and build trust that benefits all involved.

From fresh talent to seasoned veterans, the Dallas College Police Department is reflective of the community we serve. We strive to maintain a force that is diverse and inclusive.

There is one thing all Dallas College police share in common: a commitment to service. Dallas College values family, and our community is truly that. Big, but warm, caring and personalized at the core.

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