University Park Police Looking For New Officers

If you’ve been reading about all the great crime busts in your home town of UP and you want to be a part of keeping the community safe, now is your chance.

UPPD is now on the hunt for a new officer to join the ranks of the department. The description lays out how one will patrol the streets, arrest violators, lift fingerprints and enforce everything from city ordinances to state and federal laws.

Those interested must have at least 45 of college credit or five consecutive years in law enforcement amongst some requirements.

Here’s the full post from their Facebook page:


The City of University Park will not refuse to hire or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to his/her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age.

The City of University Park will not limit, segregate, or classify its employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunity or otherwise adversely affect his/her status as an employee because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age.


Enforces all city ordinances, state and federal laws. Patrols the city and responds to citizen requests and complaints regarding possible criminal activity. Enforces all parking ordinances. Issues warnings and citations to violators of city and state regulations. Arrests violators and transports to other facilities. Investigates suspicious and criminal activity. Responds to emergency calls, traffic accidents and general requests for assistance. Conducts crime scene search investigations. Lifts fingerprints, takes photographs, interviews suspects and takes statements. Writes offense, incident, arrest and impoundment reports. Informs the community of crime prevention, public safety and public awareness programs. Appears in court and testifies under oath. Performs special assignments as required, such as investigative, park patrol, parking enforcement or crime prevention. Works varied shifts including nights, holidays and weekends.


Must have a minimum of 45 college credit hours or five consecutive years in law enforcement. Certified Peace Officers preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.


Employee might be exposed to possibly dangerous criminals on a daily basis. Employee must work in extreme temperatures and may be exposed to chemicals and diseases. Sufficient physical ability to bend, run, lift and crawl into small spaces. Must be able to restrain suspects. May patrol in a patrol vehicle, bicycle or on foot.


City Hall – 3800 University Blvd.


$4,266 – $6,013 per mth + excellent benefits package

Applications available at City Hall Personnel Office, 3800 University Blvd., Dallas, 75205
8-5, M–F or online at Position will remain open until filled.
The City of University Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer posted 9/7/12

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