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Posted: 6/13/2018 7:19:11 PM EST
I’ve been trying to get into law enforcement for the last 12-18 months and have had a touch time of it up in CT. We always planned on moving before my oldest entered middle school, but figured I’d get a couple years under my belt up here first. Fast forward to present and it seems like hiring is at a standstill up here.

I’m planning on taking some trips down to the Dallas area for some upcoming tests. Figure if I can get hired, we’ll pack up and move down.

I’m 36, married with 3 young girls. My written scores are always in the 90+ range and don’t have any issue with the physical tests or personal history/interviews. I earned 60+ credits for the purpose of fulfilling the education requirement that some departments have.

Talk me in or out of this.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 6/13/2018 8:15:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2018 8:16:17 PM EST by Bigger_Hammer]
Law Enforcement has always been a tough career, but never more so than now in the age of "Social Media" & "Everybody Gots a Camera"...

Way too much back talk from A-Holes who know you can't "tune them up" in the spotlight.

And if you do get in a jam, the Politicials in the Department(captains & Chief), D.A.'s office and the rest of Government will throw you to the wolves to make themselves look better. Loyalty is for suckers...

Don't believe it.... Two Words for you. "Darren Wilson" ...

It is very tough on marriage(s). Takes a special woman and most modern women these days are poorly suited to it. It can be very tough to see and spend time with the children, especially while they are young(ish).

If it really IS you dream to do it, then jump in
Link Posted: 6/13/2018 8:30:25 PM EST
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With the risk of sounding corny, I feel like this has been my calling my whole life. It just took me a while to figure that out.

Any Dallas area Leo’s here with recommendations or tips, I’m all ears.
Link Posted: 6/13/2018 8:31:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2018 8:32:14 PM EST by 44-40pro]
I have lived in DFW now for 24 years. Like everywhere, there are good areas and bad areas. From what I hear on the news, a lot of folks do 5 years with DPD, and then get a pay raise out in one or another of the burbs. Feel free to im me if you want more info. I can point you in the direction of a lot of cool places to go, things to do etc.

ETA: Not LEO.
Link Posted: 6/14/2018 11:30:46 PM EST
I am new to law enforcement myself and still in training currently. I myself, too, felt that this is something that I have wanted to do forever and did not want to miss the opportunity to try it. Im working for a metro area department thats pretty decent size and guys are bailing left and right. It really dosent seem like a career most want to stay in long term now. Constant political issues affecting the departments, the public has the majority say so and so on.
Its been eye opening to me. So far though, I am ignoring all of the BS I keep hearing and am working to do my best to learn. The job has its slow times and its great times but it is to the point now, that you literally have to question every single thing you do.

All in all, if you get into a department, welcome and you can join me in screwing everything up while learning!
Link Posted: 6/15/2018 1:26:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By beardman:
Talk me in or out of this.
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36 with three kids, a wife and want to move across country to be a cop in Dallas?
Link Posted: 6/15/2018 4:41:37 PM EST
not LEO, but know a few. Dallas pd and Austin run from. If you want DFW they all say FTW pd is better start salary etc.
Link Posted: 6/16/2018 5:32:27 AM EST
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Talk me in or out of this.
36 with three kids, a wife and want to move across country to be a cop in Dallas?
@SCIF
In addition to their low pay and morale isn't Dallas' pension system in the shitter?
Link Posted: 6/16/2018 7:54:36 AM EST
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In addition to their low pay and morale isn't Dallas' pension system in the shitter?
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Talk me in or out of this.
36 with three kids, a wife and want to move across country to be a cop in Dallas?
@SCIF
In addition to their low pay and morale isn't Dallas' pension system in the shitter?
That it is.

Chief of DPD. Plenty of articles about her and the pension in the news @beardman

Link Posted: 6/16/2018 9:48:20 AM EST
I am not planning on looking in Dallas itself, more the surrounding area.
Link Posted: 6/16/2018 9:58:44 AM EST
Personally I would look at Dallas Area Rapid Tranist police or DFW international PD.

I don’t have much experience with either one but I know they pay pretty decent and have good benefits.
Link Posted: 6/16/2018 7:41:18 PM EST
Plenty of departments hiring all around the DFW area.
Real estate is pretty expensive (relatively speaking) unless you move out a little ways.
Link Posted: 6/18/2018 6:00:40 PM EST
Border Patrol and OFO (Customs) are always hiring, you might even be able to transfer up to the Northern Border after 10 or so years
Link Posted: 9/18/2018 12:56:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2018 12:57:17 PM EST by doubleclaw]
I’m sitting in the waiting room at the Mesquite PD, about to do my interview after passing my polygraph.

Mesquite is a good department, from all the feedback I’ve been able to get from my LE friends, and they start out in the neighborhood of $60,000/year.

Just from what little I’ve interacted with them, and from what I’ve seen at their station, they run a nice, tight ship, and their officers look very squared away.

I really hope I can get on board with them.
Link Posted: 9/18/2018 2:05:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2018 2:25:17 PM EST by Traverse990]
If you want to be bitch-made by the african-american liberal machine that has taken over Houston, Austin, Arlington, Dallas and 90% of Fort Worth, then go right ahead and come on down and get in line for a $45,000 - $50,000 a year job and a $250,000 house

And oh by the way....screw up like Roy Oliver...and your pussy millennial partner as well as your angry Sgt, female LT, and african american Chief will all REJOICE in throwing you SO FAR under the social justice bus that you'll come out on the other side while the POS ghetto lawyers from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston line up to put you on their pole for a little sit and spin action while they give their plantiffs a little seed money for fresh corn rows so they look presentable on the local news.

No, you have to exercise so much restraint to stay within the procedural limits of your department that a fleeing fresh burglary suspect with a gun in his hand who has already shot 3 other people has the time to run, then turn, and shoot you in the face like Garrett Hull last week. Fake tears and thanks for the 17 years of service and the organ harvest! Just so long as you dont fuck up and give any of the Chiefs, or his fellow Black POA brothers any reason to have anyone from the Norfth Ebenezer Bapftist Church to show up at City Hall with BLM posters calling him an Uncle Tom.

Sound fucking good??! It fucking sucks!! Oh and I like your plan to find a job in a suburb. NOONE's EVER thought of that. Go on down to any of the cute little burbs like Keller or Southlake or Rowlett or Plano or Grapevine and see how they like your resume broseph. You will fit in like a turd in the punch bowl. Hope you like traffic or working in a jail.

Got news for you amigo. At 36 with three kids, play time is over. You should have deployed 15 years ago. Now all there is in this line of work is cops that are praying that there is some benefits left when they retire and are carefully tip toeing around the political sewer system of modern day policing, and young guys that are too stupid to realize how shit of a deal they just signed on for and will be moving refrigerators for Home Depot in three years.

Clear enough for ya?
Link Posted: 9/18/2018 3:25:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Traverse990:
If you want to be bitch-made by the african-american liberal machine that has taken over Houston, Austin, Arlington, Dallas and 90% of Fort Worth, then go right ahead and come on down and get in line for a $45,000 - $50,000 a year job and a $250,000 house

And oh by the way....screw up like Roy Oliver...and your pussy millennial partner as well as your angry Sgt, female LT, and african american Chief will all REJOICE in throwing you SO FAR under the social justice bus that you'll come out on the other side while the POS ghetto lawyers from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston line up to put you on their pole for a little sit and spin action while they give their plantiffs a little seed money for fresh corn rows so they look presentable on the local news.

No, you have to exercise so much restraint to stay within the procedural limits of your department that a fleeing fresh burglary suspect with a gun in his hand who has already shot 3 other people has the time to run, then turn, and shoot you in the face like Garrett Hull last week. Fake tears and thanks for the 17 years of service and the organ harvest! Just so long as you dont fuck up and give any of the Chiefs, or his fellow Black POA brothers any reason to have anyone from the Norfth Ebenezer Bapftist Church to show up at City Hall with BLM posters calling him an Uncle Tom.

Sound fucking good??! It fucking sucks!! Oh and I like your plan to find a job in a suburb. NOONE's EVER thought of that. Go on down to any of the cute little burbs like Keller or Southlake or Rowlett or Plano or Grapevine and see how they like your resume broseph. You will fit in like a turd in the punch bowl. Hope you like traffic or working in a jail.

Got news for you amigo. At 36 with three kids, play time is over. You should have deployed 15 years ago. Now all there is in this line of work is cops that are praying that there is some benefits left when they retire and are carefully tip toeing around the political sewer system of modern day policing, and young guys that are too stupid to realize how shit of a deal they just signed on for and will be moving refrigerators for Home Depot in three years.

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Well, okay, maybe, but are there take-home cars and a clothing allowance?
Link Posted: 9/18/2018 4:17:32 PM EST
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Aaahahahahahahahahaha!!

Yeah Ok 5th SF... You got me there...
Link Posted: 9/18/2018 7:01:30 PM EST
Unless you are set on Dallas area, consider Lubbock. It is a pretty quiet town of a little over 250000. Also home to Texas Tech University.

Law enforcement is still respected in West Texas. The PD here is always hiring and the cost of living is cheaper.

I am not LEO.
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 10:35:18 AM EST
Bryan / College Station is a good area with a large university. The North side of Houston and Montgomery County as solid as well. If you have the funds to get your TCOLE cert up front it will help a lot in the hiring process.
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 10:41:00 AM EST
If you apply for the DART program, they put you through the academy for free and pay you at the same time, which is a killer deal. I think you agree to work for them for 3 years and then if you'd like transfer out to another department with some experience under your belt. I'm good friends with a guy who is about to finish the academy and start at DART. PM me if you have questions!
Link Posted: 9/20/2018 12:15:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Traverse990:
If you want to be bitch-made by the african-american liberal machine that has taken over Houston, Austin, Arlington, Dallas and 90% of Fort Worth, then go right ahead and come on down and get in line for a $45,000 - $50,000 a year job and a $250,000 house

And oh by the way....screw up like Roy Oliver...and your pussy millennial partner as well as your angry Sgt, female LT, and african american Chief will all REJOICE in throwing you SO FAR under the social justice bus that you'll come out on the other side while the POS ghetto lawyers from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston line up to put you on their pole for a little sit and spin action while they give their plantiffs a little seed money for fresh corn rows so they look presentable on the local news.

No, you have to exercise so much restraint to stay within the procedural limits of your department that a fleeing fresh burglary suspect with a gun in his hand who has already shot 3 other people has the time to run, then turn, and shoot you in the face like Garrett Hull last week. Fake tears and thanks for the 17 years of service and the organ harvest! Just so long as you dont fuck up and give any of the Chiefs, or his fellow Black POA brothers any reason to have anyone from the Norfth Ebenezer Bapftist Church to show up at City Hall with BLM posters calling him an Uncle Tom.

Sound fucking good??! It fucking sucks!! Oh and I like your plan to find a job in a suburb. NOONE's EVER thought of that. Go on down to any of the cute little burbs like Keller or Southlake or Rowlett or Plano or Grapevine and see how they like your resume broseph. You will fit in like a turd in the punch bowl. Hope you like traffic or working in a jail.

Got news for you amigo. At 36 with three kids, play time is over. You should have deployed 15 years ago. Now all there is in this line of work is cops that are praying that there is some benefits left when they retire and are carefully tip toeing around the political sewer system of modern day policing, and young guys that are too stupid to realize how shit of a deal they just signed on for and will be moving refrigerators for Home Depot in three years.

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Roy Oliver worked for Balch Springs PD.

Garrett Hull worked for Fort Worth PD.

I worked with Dallas officers when I was there assisting with patrolling Dallas after the shooting of the 5 Dallas officers in 2016. I was impressed with those I met. I'm sure they have turds but they also have plenty of good officers.

Departments with high turnover are good to get your feet in the door but it's usually a good idea to keep your options open while you work and gain experience.

HERE is a list of Dallas Officer Involved Shootings. Doesn't appear that most officer involved shootings result in the officer being prosecuted.

I'd rather live in Dallas than any place in CT
Link Posted: 9/30/2018 9:59:25 PM EST
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I've been in the DFW area for about 50 years. I would skip Dallas PD or Dallas County in general. Ft. Worth and Tarrant County is a lot smaller and not quite as democrat controlled or as urban minded as Dallas and Dallas County. In fact I just read that the Dallas City mayor just pled guilty to federal corruption charges, which is not unusual for Dallas. Corruption by the black city and county leaders in Dallas is rampant. Plus, a few years ago it became public that the city of Dallas has squandered the retirement funds for the police department. They don't have any funds for retirement.

For law enforcement jobs there are many suburban cities all over DFW area as well as Tarrant County Sheriff's Office and various Constable offices. There is also the DFW Airport Police Department that you could check into. Another consideration if you want a slower pace with a decent sized city with all of the amenities (shopping centers, restaurants, movie theaters, and colleges) of the larger cities as well as the benefits of wooded forests, lakes, and other things, then check out the Tyler, TX area. It is 90 miles east of Dallas without all of the crime and crooked democrat politics of Dallas. You might also check out USAJOBS.gov for various federal agent jobs. Many positions come up in the DFW area as well. The northern areas of Dallas and Ft. Worth are the most infested with people and traffic congestion is the worst in those areas. There is constant construction and more and more and more housing going up in the northern areas which overloads the streets and highways up there.

I retired from a federal agency a few years ago and I worked on assignments with a number of police officers from Arlington, Ft. Worth, Haltom City, Tarrant County, Dallas PD, Euless, Hurst, Grand Prairie, Dallas Sheriff's Office and others. Many good officers and Dallas, unfortunately has a lot of good and more than their share of bad as does Arlington. If I didn't have close family here, I'd move to Tyler and get out of this rat race that is DFW.

Good luck with your search!

link to crooked Dallas mayor
Link Posted: 10/3/2018 12:46:54 PM EST
So why are you having "a tough time of it" in CT that won't transfer to TX?

We hire regularly, but have pretty tough background, poly/psych.....Abilene Police Dept recruiting
Link Posted: 10/8/2018 4:45:21 PM EST
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So why are you having "a tough time of it" in CT that won't transfer to TX?

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More funding issues than anything else up here. The departments post for hiring and bring everyone through the entire process. Generally in the end the position is eliminated. Also, the numbers are not on the recruits side up here. Most departments if they do hire have 1-2 available positions and receive 500+ applicants. The state troopers have had their fair share of issues as well, I think it was 2 cycles ago that they hired 60 troopers and immediately pink slipped them.

On top of everything else, the pay is about the same up here as it is down there. Depending on the department, starting is 55-65k per year.

Background and psych are no problem, I guess everything is just another straw onto the camels back. Ultimately we don’t want to be up here in enemy territory anyway.
Link Posted: 10/8/2018 4:49:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2018 4:49:47 PM EST by TXGunnersM8]
Look at San Antonio PD if you insist on Texas. Dallas guys are leaving in droves, not so much with SAPD.
Link Posted: 10/8/2018 4:59:18 PM EST
Don't overlook Fort Worth PD.

Fort Worth PD
Link Posted: 10/13/2018 10:06:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Traverse990:
If you want to be bitch-made by the african-american liberal machine that has taken over Houston, Austin, Arlington, Dallas and 90% of Fort Worth, then go right ahead and come on down and get in line for a $45,000 - $50,000 a year job and a $250,000 house

And oh by the way....screw up like Roy Oliver...and your pussy millennial partner as well as your angry Sgt, female LT, and african american Chief will all REJOICE in throwing you SO FAR under the social justice bus that you'll come out on the other side while the POS ghetto lawyers from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston line up to put you on their pole for a little sit and spin action while they give their plantiffs a little seed money for fresh corn rows so they look presentable on the local news.

No, you have to exercise so much restraint to stay within the procedural limits of your department that a fleeing fresh burglary suspect with a gun in his hand who has already shot 3 other people has the time to run, then turn, and shoot you in the face like Garrett Hull last week. Fake tears and thanks for the 17 years of service and the organ harvest! Just so long as you dont fuck up and give any of the Chiefs, or his fellow Black POA brothers any reason to have anyone from the Norfth Ebenezer Bapftist Church to show up at City Hall with BLM posters calling him an Uncle Tom.

Sound fucking good??! It fucking sucks!! Oh and I like your plan to find a job in a suburb. NOONE's EVER thought of that. Go on down to any of the cute little burbs like Keller or Southlake or Rowlett or Plano or Grapevine and see how they like your resume broseph. You will fit in like a turd in the punch bowl. Hope you like traffic or working in a jail.

Got news for you amigo. At 36 with three kids, play time is over. You should have deployed 15 years ago. Now all there is in this line of work is cops that are praying that there is some benefits left when they retire and are carefully tip toeing around the political sewer system of modern day policing, and young guys that are too stupid to realize how shit of a deal they just signed on for and will be moving refrigerators for Home Depot in three years.

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Brutal.... Honest, but brutal.. Oh, and absolutly 100% spot on for a good majority of the major cities in the US right now.

I question why anyone would want to be a State or local cop these days. No respect from the public, no backing from the top, and judges make it harder every day to just do your job and survive a shift. I would encourage you to take a good hard look at something in the Fed LE field instead of State and local LE. Less BS, and better and more varied opportunity window down the road.

But know what you are getting into. "COPS" only showed the fun parts of LE, they never showed the sitting on a DOA for 5 hours waiting for the medical examiner to show up, or the standing in the pouring rain directing traffic at an accident scene for 2 hours while you wait for a tow to arrive... But if your dream is to deal with drunks and domestic calls at 3am, then go and direct traffic in the pouring rain after filling out an accident report, please be my guest.

Just understand what you are walking into at 36 years old with an established family. You WILL give up a good portion of that life and sacrifice a ton of "life moments" you will miss and never see, because new-jacks work holidays and forced OT. Starting out as young and single lets you pay your dues before you have that other side of life. At 36 with a family, you will lose some of the best times in your life to your new job. Think hard before you dive in.


Full Disclosure- 1 year NYPD, 20 and counting Fed LEO
Link Posted: 10/13/2018 5:37:14 PM EST
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I was going to suggest San Antonio as well. I'd also suggest some of the major Sheriff Departments, rather than the city departments. Sheriff's are elected officials however, and departments can sometimes be real political. Another option is DPS, or TDCJ-OIG. TDCJ-OIG is the law enforcement entity with jurisdiction over all the prisons, prison staff, offenders, and they have jurisdiction state wide just like DPS. They are on the same pay scale as DPS as well. I have several friends in TDCJ-OIG. The initials stand for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Office of Inspector General. OIG typically doesn't have to deal with the public as much as DPS or the street cops. Their jobs involve more investigation's related to the prison system normally. We also have many of them on different state and federal task forces, such as the Fugitive Apprehension Task Force.

Or, you could come down, throw caution to the wind, and come to work as a Corrections Officer for TDCJ-ID. That's what I've been doing for the past 35yrs. I started in 1982, retired in 2013, took a year off, and came back in 2014 to double dip. I'm finally making the money I should've been all those years. Corrections officers are the bastard stepchildren of law enforcement, but I love my job. I'll do it till they kick me out the prison for being to damn old and cranky. lol BTW, most of us that have been here that long are mentally unstable and bat shit crazy.
Link Posted: 10/13/2018 6:02:52 PM EST
I was going to recommend DPS. They always seem to be hiring. I know a trooper who retired twice andis back in it. He does DOT enforcement. Great guy.
Link Posted: 10/14/2018 1:24:13 PM EST
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I am not planning on looking in Dallas itself, more the surrounding area.
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I realize that I'm going to receive ridicule for this, but so be it.

As a Dallas resident, I'm asking you to please come join the DPD.

Most Dallas Police that I have interacted with have been courteous and professional. Personally, I support them all the way.

87% or more of GD can keep thinking that Dallas is a shithole. I'm not trying to change that.

I think it's a spectacular city, however. May I humbly suggest that you do not rule out the DPD. It's no secret that we need help in the area of policing, and I'm not too proud to ask you for it.

ETA: thought I was posting in GD, but my words still stand.
Link Posted: 10/16/2018 3:10:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By NYresq1:

Brutal.... Honest, but brutal.. Oh, and absolutly 100% spot on for a good majority of the major cities in the US right now.

I question why anyone would want to be a State or local cop these days. No respect from the public, no backing from the top, and judges make it harder every day to just do your job and survive a shift. I would encourage you to take a good hard look at something in the Fed LE field instead of State and local LE. Less BS, and better and more varied opportunity window down the road.

But know what you are getting into. "COPS" only showed the fun parts of LE, they never showed the sitting on a DOA for 5 hours waiting for the medical examiner to show up, or the standing in the pouring rain directing traffic at an accident scene for 2 hours while you wait for a tow to arrive... But if your dream is to deal with drunks and domestic calls at 3am, then go and direct traffic in the pouring rain after filling out an accident report, please be my guest.

Just understand what you are walking into at 36 years old with an established family. You WILL give up a good portion of that life and sacrifice a ton of "life moments" you will miss and never see, because new-jacks work holidays and forced OT. Starting out as young and single lets you pay your dues before you have that other side of life. At 36 with a family, you will lose some of the best times in your life to your new job. Think hard before you dive in.


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100% spot-fucking-on

in my opinion, Fed LE would be a much better choice for someone in your position (36 y/o with young children, plus the current climate in the country towards LE is horrible)

another thing to think about is that if you go with a local department, you're stuck living within a fairly close proximity to that location, whereas Feds can give you a transfer to someplace else...this may be something to seriously consider since you're looking to relocate to someplace new, your family may hate TX or may miss the NE and want to go back

good luck on whatever you decide...
Link Posted: 10/17/2018 8:18:32 AM EST
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May I humbly suggest that you do not rule out the DPD. It's no secret that we need help in the area of policing, and I'm not too proud to ask you for it.
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You're not going to get that help until they fix the pension system. No one in their right mind is going to want to stay on a PD where the pension system is unstable.
Link Posted: 10/17/2018 2:57:44 PM EST
Also, just so OP knows, any agency that is State Civil Service will not be an option as 36 is the upper age limit for new hires.
Link Posted: 10/19/2018 8:20:48 PM EST
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Also, just so OP knows, any agency that is State Civil Service will not be an option as 36 is the upper age limit for new hires.
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Yep, I think local dept is going to be my best bet. Without a BA/BS I think I’ll be SOL on the federal front too.
Link Posted: 10/22/2018 7:17:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By thawntex:
I realize that I'm going to receive ridicule for this, but so be it.

As a Dallas resident, I'm asking you to please come join the DPD.

Most Dallas Police that I have interacted with have been courteous and professional. Personally, I support them all the way.

87% or more of GD can keep thinking that Dallas is a shithole. I'm not trying to change that.

I think it's a spectacular city, however. May I humbly suggest that you do not rule out the DPD. It's no secret that we need help in the area of policing, and I'm not too proud to ask you for it.

ETA: thought I was posting in GD, but my words still stand.
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Dallas PD has issues like any major city PD, but if we're honest being a Dallas cop (or any big city cop) means a lot in the LE world.
Dallas has probably bottomed out and can only get better.
OP you can take a week off work and come to Dallas PD and take every test in that week.
You could always leave for a 'burb later if you find DPD ain't your thing.
Link Posted: 10/24/2018 9:27:27 PM EST
And the Fed LE system you have to be hired by your 37th birthday unless you have active duty time in the US Military. If you do, you can push that age limit back in relation to your active duty time (to a point).
I.e. 3 years active duty time pushes it back to age 40, but 20 years active duty time won't push it back to age 57...
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