Public Safety Intern
A public Safety Intern (PSI) is a uniformed, non-sworn, part-time employee. PSIs may be assigned to any bureau, division or unit within the Police Department and are not guaranteed a permanent assignment. PSIs are assigned according to the needs of the Department and any PSI serving in a specific assignment is subject to transfer.
- The term of the internship is two (2) years, but may be extended to three (3) years upon approval of the Chief of Police.
- Interns will be required to attend at least 12 college hours per semester and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
- Grade reports will be submitted to the Intern’s administrative supervisor each semester.
- PSIs will not carry a firearm.
- PSIs will be required to complete the approved field training and drivers training course.
Intern Selection Process
The application process will include: Completing the Grand Prairie Police Department Personal History Statement, submitting an ESSAY relating to why the applicant would like to intern at the Grand Prairie Police Department, completing a pre-polygraph interview, thorough background check and successful completion of an assessment panel.
Click here to apply online.
Work nineteen (19) hours per week @ $10.00 per hour.
Tuition/Books up to $2,750.00 per year.
- Must be eighteen (18) years of age and eligible to enroll in college.
- Must live in Grand Prairie.
- Must have a valid Texas Driver’s license.
- Must not have received more than two (2) moving traffic violations or had two preventable accidents, or any combination in the past eighteen (18) months or four (4) in the past thirty six (36) months.
- Must have proof of minimum motor vehicle liability insurance.
- Must pass a drug screen.
- Must pass a polygraph and psychological exam.
- Must successfully complete the application and background process.
Call Lt. Barbara Dixon at 972-237-8820 for more information.