P-Tech

What is DPD P-Tech?

P-TECH stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. DPD has partnered with Dallas ISD on 3 designated P-TECH campuses for the Criminal Justice Pathway.

​Bryan Adams
2101 Millmar Dr
Dallas, TX 75228
972-502-4900
David W. Carter
1819 Weatland Rd
Dallas, TX 75232
214-932-5700
Sunset HIgh School
2120 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208
972-502-1500


Students have the potential to earn up to 60 credit hours or an associate degree in four to six years, along with industry certificates for their selected career pathway — opportunities that can potentially lead to paid internships and job placement after graduation all while pursuing their high school diploma. Best of all, this opportunity comes tuition-free.

How can apply for P-Tech early college?

  • The P-TECH/ECHS/Collegiate Academies are designed to serve incoming ninth grade students who have the determination to attend college, are first-generation college students, and have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

  • Each campus will accept 125 ninth grade students per year, but some may have fewer – we recommend checking with the campus you are interested in. Interested eighth graders who will be freshmen in the fall can apply here.




DPD P-Tech Mission

The mission of the Dallas Police Department's Pathways Program is to attract
quality applicants to the Dallas Police Department. The goal is to maintain a
working relationship with the Pathway Student while they reach the necessary
educational milestones required to become a Dallas Police Officer.

The Dallas Police Department shall allocate up to 100 temporary part-time
positions per year for Pathway Students. 
  • High school students in their final semester are eligible to apply for paid internships with DPD.
  • Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in both high school and secondary education.
  • Pathway Students must submit their transcript at the conclusion of each semester to the Pathways Coordinator.
  • Once the Pathway Student reaches the number of required hours, they will begin the application process to become a police officer.
  • The Pathway Student will participate in the program up until the time they are aged 19 ½ and have 60 semester hours of college credit or if they are age 21 and have 45 semester college hours.




An Equal Opportunity Employer

(214) 671-4409 or (800) 527-2948

recruiting-dpd@dpd.dallascityhall.com

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