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What You Can Expect

DFW Airport DPS has streamlined the application process to efficiently process police officer and firefighter candidates in a timely manner.  Once you have identified a position of interest, you can expect the following process:

Step 1 – On-line Employment Application

Please click here if you have not already completed an on-line application.Once the on-line application is complete, Human Resources will ensure the minimum qualifications are met.  Once completed, a paper application will be provided to the applicant, or the applicant will be discontinued in the process and notified.

Step 2 – Written Exam

Return completed paper application package to Human Resources as the “ticket” for participation in the written exam.

Step 3- Physical Ability Test (PAT)

Upon successful completion of the written exam, applicants proceed immediately for the Physical Ability Test. to the DPS Training Center (Richard D. Barreda Indoor Range) behind Station 4.

Step 4 - Polygraph Examination

Applicants successfully completing the PAT must schedule the polygraph exam within two weeks.  Failing to do so may result in the applicant’s being discontinued from the application process.

Step 5 - Background Investigation & Captain’s Review

Results of the polygraph exam are sent to Career Development Division (CDD), where the background investigation is initiated, or the applicant is discontinued in the process and notified.

Step 6 - Chief’s Review

Upon completion of the background investigation and Captain’s Review, the application package will be forwarded to the Chief for review or discontinuation in the process.

Step 7 – Oral Interview

The interview will consist of a three-supervisor panel, consisting of at least one Captain, and a combination of Lieutenants and Sergeants.  At this point, a contingent job offer is made or there is discontinuation of the process.

Step 8 – Psychological Exam

The job offer continues as contingent until the results of the psychological exam are collected.  This exam is typically scheduled the same day the contingent job offer is made.

Step 9 – Medical Physical Exam

The job offer continues in a contingency status until the results of a medical physical exam are collected.

Step 10 – Official Job Offer to New Employee

The job offer is made official and the contingent status is removed.  New Employee Orientation is scheduled and conducted by Human Resources.

If you should have any questions on the day of your testing, please call 972 574 5546.

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