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Career Opportunities

The following career opportunities exist for sworn officers of the Garland Police Department.

  • Patrol Officer
  • Neighborhood Police Officer
  • Traffic Officer/Accident Investigator
  • Criminal Investigations Division, which include:
    • Domestic/Sex Crimes Investigator
    • Youth Crimes Investigator
    • Crimes Against Persons Unit Investigator
    • Theft/Criminal Mischief Investigator
    • Auto Theft/Burglary Vehicle Investigator
    • Burglary Investigator
    • Financial Crimes Investigator
    • Intelligence Investigator
    • Internet Crimes Against Children Investigator
    • Sex Offender Apprehension Investigator
    • Narcotics Investigator
    • Federal Task Force Positions
    • Highway Interdiction Investigator
  • E.O.D. Bomb Disposal Unit
  • School Resource Officer
  • Training Officer/Instructor
  • S.W.A.T. Team
  • Crisis/Hostage Negotiator
  • K-9 Handler
  • Honor Guard

All officers are eligible for promotional examinations after 2 full years of service.

Nothing in this document should be construed as establishing any contractual, proprietary, or other form of rights in or to employment with the City of Garland, nor should any part of this document be taken as expanding or conferring rights to any employee at will; and any such rights as may be implied from this document are expressly disclaimed. Due to budgetary, legal, and other changes in circumstances, the terms and provisions of this document, and all portions hereof, are subject to modification and or repeal without notice.