Career Opportunities

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

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

Promotional Examinations

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 forms 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 thereof are subject to modification and or repeal without notice.