Join Our Team

The Cedar Hill Police Department is continually seeking ethical, hardworking, quality individuals to join our customer service-oriented team.  We are a highly professional, innovative, and recognized law enforcement agency.  If you're interested in a challenging and rewarding career with a thriving and diverse North Texas city, we invite you to apply to join our team.

Police Officer Opportunities

Patrol Officer                             Traffic Officer (motorcycle)        Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement

Crash Investigator                     Police And Community Team    Alcohol Enforcement Officer

Field Training Officer                 Crime Scene Officer                  Honor Guard

Emergency Response Team     Hostage Negotiator                   Detective

K-9 Officer                                  Bicycle Patrol                           Professional Standards

Defensive Tactics Instructor       Firearms Instructor

Promotional Opportunities Include:

Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Assistant Police Chief

Salaries And Incentitves

Recruit Officer: $50,225 (FY 2017-2018)

Police Officer: $54,020 - $71,851 (FY 2017-2018)

  • Lateral-entry officer may be eligible for hire starting salary

Incentive Pay: Up to $2,400 annually for:

  • Police officer proficiency certifications and college education

Specialized position pay: Up to $2,400 annually

Relocation Assistance: $1500 for qualified, certified police officers

Minimum Requirements

Must be 21 years of age at the time of conditional job offer

30 hours of college credit from an accredited university or college approved by TCOLE (T.A.C. Title 37,211.1);

  • or 4 years of active duty service within the past 30 months, with an honorable discharge;
  • or 2 years as a paid, full-timepeace officer behind that agency's field training program and all F-5's and employment separations from non-Texas law enforcement agency must reflect an honorable discharge

Must not have illegally possessed or used Marijuana within the last 3 years

Must not have ever illegally possessed or used any controlled substance other than Marijuana in the last 5 years

Good moral character & stable employment history

Valid Texas driver license with a good driving record

Must never have been convicted of, received deferred adjudication or probation for, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, theft, family violence, or for any felony

Must not have been convicted within the last five years of, or received deferred adjudication or probation for, driving while intoxicated, fleeing from the police, or resisting arrest

No convictions for a Class B misdemeanor, for any reason, within the last 10 years

No convictions for a Felony or Class A misdemeanor, for any reason, ever

Must not currently be under indictment for any criminal offense

Must be able to obtain U.S. Citizenship by time of conditional job offer

Must be able to pass physical exam administered by the City's designated physician

The Police Officer Hiring Process

Written Test - Standardized Test; Bannon and Associates

Job Task Simulation Test - Physical Agility Course

Complete Personal History Statement

Preliminary Interview

Rowing Test - 2000m

Background Investigation


Oral Board

Administrative Review

Conditional Job Offer

Psychological Exam

Medical Screening

Interview with the Chief of Police

Full Job Offer

Benefits Overview


The City of Cedar Hill offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of all our employees:




long-term disability insurance to employees at no cost


Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)

Employees contribute 7%

City matches contribution 2 to 1

Employees are vested in only five (5) years, and have the option of a 20-year retirement, any age

Social Security

(Visit TMRS for more information)

ICMA is a deferred compensation available to employees as an optional retirement plan for those who want to contribute additional funds and control where those funds are invested.  Visit ICMA for more information.


11 holidays per year

12 days of sick leave per year

12 days of vacation leave 1st year, 15 days till 10 year anniversary, 20 days thereafter

Paid Military Leave

Bereavement Leave

Jury Duty Leave

Credit Union

Longevity Pay

Tuition Reimbursement

Direct Deposit

Uniforms/ Duty Weapon/ Leather Gear