$6,240/monthly* or $74,882/annually* for 3-5 years’ experience

$6,551/monthly* or $78,618/annually* for 6+ years’ experience


May 1, 2024 – October 31, 2024


  • At the time of application, each applicant must be actively employed and in good standing as a full-time paid police officer for a municipal, county or state law enforcement agency.
  • By the date of April 1, 2025, Applicant must have a total of 3 years of active service for one or more municipal, county, or state law enforcement agencies that has at least 30 sworn police officers and handles a full array of urban police work (i.e., respond to all types of calls for law enforcement services).
  • Applicants who work or worked for an agency that has fewer than 30 sworn police officers will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • All current police officer applicants being considered for the Lateral Entry Officers Academy must receive a Texas Peace Officer License by TCOLE, prior to graduation (if they do not already have a Texas license at the time of application) and to be eligible for the intermediate certificate prior to completing their academy course of study. For current police officers licensed out of state – Fort Worth Police will provide the required TCOLE courses and TCOLE exam.
  • Each applicant will be required to pass a background investigation, medical examination, psychological examination, polygraph examination and physical assessment tests.

Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application.

Age: Applicants must be no less than 20 years, 6 months old and have not reached their 46th birthday at the time they apply.

License:  Must present a valid driver’s license and possess an acceptable driving record.

Military Service:  Must have never received a dishonorable discharge.  A copy of your DD214-4 will be required.   

Education:   Must have a high school diploma or a GED with at least 12 hours at an accredited institution of higher education.           


Compensation in Addition to Base Pay

Longevity Pay: $4 per month per the number of years of service with the City of Fort Worth, up to 25 years.

Education Incentive pay: Up to $300 per month, depending on certification and/or degree held.

Uniforms: Periodic uniform maintenance allowance provided.

Bilingual pay: Up to $125 per month upon successful completion of the Language Proficient Tests.


  1. Three weeks paid vacation       
  2. Fifteen days sick leave                 
  3. Retirement fund
  4. Nine paid holidays
  5. Seven days family sick leave
  6. Educational and Certificate incentive pay
  7. Personal paid holidays
  8. Military leave
  9. Health and life insurance

*Approximate Amounts


Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex
505 W. Felix Street                                                                                                     
Fort Worth, TX  76115                                                                                                

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200 Texas Street
Fort Worth, TX  76102

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