Upcoming Civil Service Exam: January 7, 2017
View application and testing information for details, and apply online by Dec. 23, 2016.
The Grand Prairie Police Department in Grand Prairie, Texas, is continually seeking diverse, highly motivated, community-oriented officers with integrity, who are willing to face a variety of challenges and responsibilities. We are committed to working in partnership with the residents of our growing community to provide a safe, secure environment to enhance the quality of life for the 181,000 Grand Prairie residents.
- Grand Prairie Police Department's authorized strength is now 252 officers.
- In 2015 we received 245,844 calls for service.
- GPPD averages over 1,000 arrests per month from officer initiated activity and calls for service.
Recent Top Accomplishments
- 8th Safest city in Texas of 34 cities with a population of over 100,000 residents
- Integrated Code Enforcement into the Police Department
- Graduated 10 Lateral Officers and 11 Basic Recruits from the GPPD Police Academy
- Midnight Basketball and expanded summer programs at the YMCA
- Cops-N-Kids Fishing event
- Creation of the Neighborhood Enrichment Team (NET)
- GPPD Safe Exchange Zone program
- Additional Patrol Beats to compensate for City growth
- White House Champions of Change Youth Boxing Program Recognition
- Implementation of a Citywide digital radio system
- Formation of Foot Patrols in retail areas
- GPPD Senior Safety initiative
- Dedication of the Sgt. Gregory L. Hunter and Officer Lyndon King Classrooms at the Public Safety Training
Kind of Work:
Grand Prairie police officers work to enforce state and municipal laws in order to ensure the safety of the City’s citizens. This is accomplished by investigating criminal offenses; providing community outreach; preparing and presenting criminal cases; assisting with accidents; responding to disturbance calls; and participating in specialized investigations. Other duties include performing minor vehicle and office maintenance; and interacting with other City employees and citizens.
Applicants must have a general capacity to perform tasks required of peace officers, including (but not limited to) capability of unassisted performance of physical agility tasks reflective of peace officer duties. These will include capacity to run, jump, turn, pivot, stoop, climb and execute similar movements; push, lift, remove, install and otherwise handle objects and persons weighing 50-200 pounds, and subdue resisting individuals by exercise of physical force so as to take into custody and transport them against their will.
Newly hired police officers will be assigned to patrol duties for a minimum of 2 years before being eligible for other assignments. Interested officers may wish to expand the range of experience by transferring into other fields available to them such as Detectives, Traffic Enforcement, Community Service, Training, Tactical Team and many others.
“People, Service & Integrity”