UT Dallas Police Department Careers

The UT Dallas Police Department is always seeking exceptional individuals who desire growth and challenge. Find out how you can begin a rewarding career with the University of Texas at Dallas Police Department.

We are recruiting individuals who seek a rewarding, demanding career through which they can make a positive impact on the community they serve.


The UT Dallas Police is proud to offer competive compensation and excellent benefits.

  • The Employee Tuition Assistance Plan offers a significant tuition reduction for up to six undergraduate or graduate hours
  • Overtime pay paid for hours in excess of 40/week
  • Equipment and uniforms provided
  • Teacher's Retirement System
  • Hazardous Duty Pay $10/month after first year of service
  • Paid holidays, see the Holiday schedule from Human Resources
  • Paid vacation starting at 12 days per year
  • Sick leave 8 hours/month, unlimited accrual
  • Workmen's Compensation Insurance
  • Automatic Health Insurance Package (Includes UT Medical Plan, prescription drug coverage, life insurance, hospitalization insurance, and accident insurance)

How to Start the Application Process

Complete and submit a resumé-based application by visiting The UT Dallas Human Resources job website.

Qualified applicants will be required to pass a variety of entrance and qualification examinations, including a physical fitness test. Applicants will then complete an in-depth personal history application, and undergo a background investigation, interviews, and related examinations. The application process takes approximately four to six months.

When hired, police cadets will attend a certified police academy. Upon completion of the Academy, the officer must pass a State Licensing Exam. All officers undergo an extensive Field Training Program to prepare for their duties as a new officer.

UT Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.