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Career Opportunities

The Allen Police Department has a variety of career opportunities available throughout the year including patrol, criminal investigations, bike officers, traffic, motor unit and special weapons, tactics (SWAT), detention, dispatcher/911 call taker, animal control officers, shelter attendants, public safety officers, administration and records.

​A Great Place to Work

Allen is ranked among the safest cities in America thanks to the elite staff and exceptional training of the Allen Police Department. APD is also recognized as a Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices agency.

Now Hiring
The City of Allen is currently hiring Police Recruits and TCOLE Certified Officers. If you are interested in learning more about the application process and testing, you are invited to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at Allen Police Headquarters (205 W. McDermott Drive, Allen).

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To apply to the Allen Police Department, you much complete an online application at Selected applicants must complete written and physical agility tests. They must also complete a background check; pass an oral board and polygraph test; submit to medical screenings, drugs tests and psychological exams; and complete a final interview with the police chief and deputy chief.

View list of eligibility requirements and disqualifications.
For More Information
More information is available through the Allen Police Recruiting Office at 214.509.4210 or