Begin Your Police Career

  1. How to Apply
  2. Basic Requirements
  3. Salary & Benefits

How to Apply

The Denton Police Department hires from an eligibility list that is created by the passing scores on a Civil Service Exam. Civil Service exams are administered multiple times a year. Check the "Notice of Civil Service Exam" document linked under the Important Resources heading on the Law Enforcement Careers page to see when the next exam is scheduled.

Optional online study guides for the Civil Service Exam are available for purchase on the Fire and Police Selection, Inc. website.

Additional Notes

Hiring Process Overview

  • Register for the Civil Service Exam
  • Interpersonal Skills Assessment
  • A Background Investigator will provide email link to eSOPH Application
  • Pre-Polygraph Interview
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Background Investigation
  • Oral Interview Board
  • Chief's Interview
  • Health Assessment and Drug Screen
  • Placed on payroll and must successfully complete the Police Academy at the Department's expense
  • Must pass the State Licensing Exam