Training Academy

The Dallas Police Basic Training Academy is located at 5310 Redbird Center Drive, Dallas, Texas, 75237. The Basic Training Academy consists of 40 weeks of training with a total of 1400 hours of instruction.  The Basic Training Academy prepares recruit officers to become a valuable asset to the Dallas Police Department through a rigorous training program that is both mentally and physically challenging.  Police recruits should arrive to 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).


Academy Curriculum​​


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In-Service Academy Training Calendars

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023



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