On behalf of the men and women of the Dallas Police Department, congratulations on your interest in becoming a member of the Dallas Police Department! The Dallas Police Department was founded in 1881, and it is the 2nd largest police department in the State of Texas and the 9th largest police department in the country. The Dallas Police Department is comprised of over 3000 sworn members and over 500 non-sworn members. The Dallas Police Department provides police services to over 1.3 million citizens who reside in a city occupying 385 square miles. The Dallas Police Department is dedicated to recruiting, hiring, and training the most qualified applicants. The Dallas Police Department offers a wide range of assignments and more opportunities for advancement and professional development than other departments. Please become familiar with this new website, it contains useful information about our testing and hiring process. This is the first step in a rewarding career with a progressive and diverse police department.