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.

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Police Officer Opportunities

Patrol Officer

Crash Investigator 

Field Training Officer

Emergency Response Team

K-9 Officer

Defensive Tactics Instructor

Traffic Officer (motorcycle)

Police & Community Team

Crime Scene Officer

Hostage Negotiator

Bicycle Patrol

Firearms Instructor

Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement

Alcohol Enforcement Officer

Honor Guard


Professional Standards

Promotional Opportunities Include:

Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Assistant Police Chief

Salaries & Incentives

Police Officer: $59,000 (Recruit PO) 

                            $61,000 - $76,946  (FY 2019-2020)

  • Lateral-entry officer may be eligible for higher 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: $1,500 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-time peace 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
  • Complete Personal History Statement
  • Preliminary Interview
  • Rowing Test - 2000m
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph
  • 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:

  • medical
  • dental
  • life
  • 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