Recruiting

Do you have what we are looking for?

TRUST • INTEGRITY • PURPOSE 

THE KENNEDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOW HIRING!

NEW RECRUITING PICTURE WITH NO SET SCHEDULE

We are currently accepting applications for TCOLE Certified Officers!

Interested applicants can be tested at any time. 

You tell us when you are available and we will schedule your entrance exam... 

at your convenience!

Just complete the form-fill Personal History Statement at the link below and send it in as an attachment via email to get scheduled to: 


Captain Mike Holguin at mholguin@cityofkennedale.com

 
APPLY NOW!

https://www.cityofkennedale.com/DocumentCenter/View/1012/Police-Background-Packet-Fillable-PDF

WE OFFER AN OUTSTANDING PAY STRUCTURE!

CURRENT PD PAY SCALE

Starting pay for lateral Officers up to $68,054!

Five-year lateral maximum starting salary- does not include certification pay or assignment pay

Annual Certification Pay

We will pay you for your certification level even as a new hire:

$1,950.00  - Intermediate Peace Officer

$2,600.00 - Advanced Peace Officer

$3,250.00 - Master Peace Officer

   Assignment Pay

Officers can also qualify for an additional $150.00 a month for responsibilities such as:

Field Training Officer • Hostage Negotiator • SWAT • Acting Sergeant


CERTIFIED TCOLE LICENSED OFFICERS WILL COMPLETE A MODIFIED FIELD TRAINING PROGRAM!

If you are already licensed with service time, we most likely don't need to teach you the job. Therefore, TCOLE certified officers may qualify for a modified training program to learn the Kennedale way of policing and the service expectations of our community!


WE MAY BE A SMALL AGENCY, BUT YOU WILL GET TOP QUALITY TRAINING & EQUIPMENT! 

Equipment- You will be given all the equipment you will need- and then some! 

In addition to standard duty gear, weapons, uniforms, and boots, you will also be issued a set of specialized ballistic equipment in addition to standard body armor. 

There are also a variety of less lethal options available to all officers with even more coming online in the near future. We are always looking for better force options for the types of situations we encounter. 

And, when you need something replaced, you won’t have to go through a long and arduous process to get it. We get you what you need as soon as possible! 


Training, training, and more training- We want our officers to receive the latest and the best training available.

Because we are a small agency, we can afford to send our Patrol Officers,  Detectives, Sergeants and School Resource Officers to advanced schools that are hard to come by in larger agencies that have to try to spread training opportunities around.

Our officers begin intermediate courses as soon as they can after field training. Our Detectives are sent throughout the state to receive the best training possible. Our Sergeants and Corporals are expected to attend leadership courses and supervisor schools whenever available.

Additionally, we want you to be patrol rifle certified as soon as possible. We also have quarterly firearms practice sessions to help you excel during qualifications! 

We even have our own training simulator!

Virtra Training Simulator

We believe that a well-equipped and highly-trained officer is critical to the delivery of police service to our community!


OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORTS US! 

Being a small agency gives us an opportunity to be a part of our community. We host and participate in events  in our city all year long! Here are just a few pictures demonstrating the outpouring of support from the community:

Support Pictures Want to see more? Go to https://www.facebook.com/kennedalepd


SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? 

If you want to work at a police agency that is well paid, well equipped, well trained, and has wonderful support from the community we serve, contact Captain Mike Holguin at:


mholguin@cityofkennedale.com or call 817/985-2161 for more information


Do you have what we are looking for?

TRUST • INTEGRITY • PURPOSE 


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