Police Officer Hiring Process

The Kennedale Police Department Hiring Process

What are the steps to becoming a Kennedale Police Officer? The following is an outline of the hiring process for a successful candidate:

STEP 1 – The Applicant Test (Lateral Officers are Exempt from Testing)

STEP 2 – Complete the Police Background Packet:


STEP 3 – Applicant Interview with First Line Supervisors

STEP 4 – Successful Background Investigation

STEP 5 – Conditional Job Offer

STEP 6 – Completion of a Psychological, a Polygraph, and a Medical Examination

STEP 7 – Final Interview with the Chief of Police

  • After a successful meeting with the Chief, a TCOLE certified candidate is given an appointment date and sworn in.

  • A non-certified new hire will be given an academy start date with all training paid for by the Kennedale Police Department. 

If you have any questions regarding our hiring process, please call Captain Eric Carlson at 817/985-2168 or email scarlson@cityofkennedale.com


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