Lateral Entry Police Officers 

*New Lateral Transfer Program*

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***Out of State LEPOs must obtain their TCOLE License before they begin the DPD application process***
Out of State LEPOs can click below for more information from TCOLE on the licensing process 
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Application Process

Step 1: Submission of the Civil Service Application and passing of Civil Service exam.

                                                                  Apply Here

Step 2: Completion of Applicant Testing to include:
  • Submission of Personal History Statement (PHS) and all applicable documents.
  • Physical Readiness Evaluation (*Standards for LEPOs listed below)
  • Applicant Interview Board (AIB)
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological and Medical Exam
  • Issuance of Conditional Offer of Employment

*LEPOs will take the Physical Readiness Evaluation and be graded at the following standard:

  • Vertical Jump - 15" Minimum
  • Bench Press - 63% of Body Weight (Body Weight X 0.63 = Weight Required To Lift)
  • Illinois State Agility Run - 21.1 Seconds Maximum 
  • Situps - 30 Repetitions (60 Seconds Time Limit)
  • 300 Meter Run - 80 Seconds Maximum
  • Pushups - 18 Repetitions (No Time Limit)
  • 1.5 Mile Run - 16 Minutes, 31 Seconds Maximum

Lateral Academy
LEPOs that complete the application process and are hired by the Dallas Police Department will participate in a 12 week condensed academy. The academy curriculum will include instruction on Dallas Police Department policy and procedures. 

In the 10th week of the academy, LEPOs will be given a final Physical Readiness Evaluation. That evaluation will be graded at the following standard:
  • Vertical Jump - 16.5" Minimum
  • Bench Press - 70% of Body Weight (Body Weight X 0.70 = Weight Required To Lift)
  • Illinois State Agility Run - 19.2 Seconds Maximum 
  • Situps - 33 Repetitions (60 Seconds Time Limit)
  • 300 Meter Run - 73 Seconds Maximum
  • Pushups - 20 Repetitions (No Time Limit)
  • 1.5 Mile Run - 15 Minutes, 1 Second Maximum
This evaluation must be passed in order to graduate the academy.

LEPOs will begin their employment with the Dallas Police Department at a rate commiserate with their experience level. LEPOs will be compensated for up to 5 years of their previous experience. 
This increased starting pay will begin on the date of hire. 



 




 

 













 


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Contact

Dallas Police Department
Personnel Division
1400 Botham Jean Blvd
Dallas, TX 75215
  • 214-671-4409  ​​
  • ​​800-527-2948
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