- Training Academy
The Dallas Police Basic Training Academy is located at 5310 Redbird Center Drive, Dallas, Texas, 75237. The Basic Training Academy is 36 weeks long, and consists of 1431 hours of instruction. The Basic Training Academy is mentally challenging and physically demanding. Police recruits should arrive for training at their peak physical fitness. After the training academy, new officers are assigned to one of the seven Patrol Divisions for 24 weeks of field training under the tutelage of experienced Field Training Officers (FTOs).