Police Trainee



817-392-5573 | recruiting@fortworthpd.com

The Fort Worth Police Department holds a Civil Service test in January to fill an academy class starting in June.  College students graduating in May should plan on taking the January Civil Service test.  The Department also hold a Civil Service test in June to fill an academy class starting in January of the next year.


Police Trainee Minimum Requirements
Explanation of PRA


1. Complete Application on City Website
2. Take Civil Service test
3. Complete Personal History Book
4. Physical Resiliency Assessment
5. Polygraph
6. Oral Board Interview
7. Medical Exam
8. Psychological Exam    


Police Trainee recruits are paid $4,628/month to attend the academy. Following graduation, officers are paid $5,660/month (view pay table).

Officers will be paid a 6 % shift differential for all hours worked between 6 PM and 6 AM, $60/month for an Associates Degree, $180/month for a Bachelor’s Degree, and $240/month for a Master’s Degree.    

Mission Statement

The Fort Worth Police Department exists to safeguard the lives and property of those we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety through partnering and building trust with the community. We strive to accomplish our mission by conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards, respecting the sanctity of human life, and preserving the rights and dignity of each individual in our diverse community.