Dallas Police Department-Texas

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Updated June 8, 2015
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  1. Love hate relationship

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Detective in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Detective in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Police Department-Texas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience and crime fighting opportunities. Learn a lot, plenty of room to move around. If you are not a slug

    Cons

    Political climate has always sucked here. Right now morale is really down in the dumps, but it could get better

    Advice to Management

    Get leaders, not supervisors.everyone is always too concerned with covering their own but instead of focusing on putting bad guys in jail.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Its been a Great work place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dallas Police Department-Texas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Pros is everyone is your brother and sister no matter what.

    Cons

    Public perception about this city and the officers is bad

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors have their own management styles, but always communicate with everyone


  3. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Fun, no support

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Police Officer
    Former Employee - Police Officer

    I worked at Dallas Police Department-Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of experience in every facet of law enforcement in a very short time. The training cadre are amazing at what they do, and you will come through with a deep understanding of your fellow man, and how to deal with them.

    Cons

    Support from administrative services is extremely lacking. I would recommend not ever getting injured on duty, as they will jerk you in every direction before finally helping you out. I would also recommend not ever getting complained on, because there's a chance the complaint will be in the news, and that's your career.

    Advice to Management

    Quit throwing officers under the bus. And quit messing with the training cadre.


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  5. Dallas Police Department - Too Many Rules.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Trainee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Police Department-Texas full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The pay was good if you have a college degree. You get about $ 3,600.00 more per year. Good hours during the academy 8-5 Monday-Friday.

    Cons

    Too many rules, 6 inch packet just on the rules of the department (General Orders), 6 inch penal code book, several packets of papers to memorize daily, weekly exams, you are only allowed to score below 70% 2 times or you are terminated, you have to iron your uniform daily and make sure to have crisp lines which is beyond annoying. There are tons of things behind the scenes in this job that have nothing to do with police work. They will tell you the very first day and every day after that that most people will fail and it's a progressive school and it's going to be hard, etc., and it seems like they want you to fail rather than help you succeed. I want to work for a company where they help me succeed and guide me to success, and you won't find that at the DPD, unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Make life easier for the recruits, otherwise good people will continue to go elsewhere. The standards are too high.


  6. It was a good interview they took their time to study me

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Police Department-Texas part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Disscuss about skills, education, leadership etc

    Cons

    Low pay but great benefts

    Advice to Management

    Great opportunities


  7. Frustrating time of broken promises and hypocritical decision makers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Police Department-Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A large variety of different types of work

    Cons

    Politics, lack of pay, broken promises, management couldn't care less about morale, favorable treatment

    Advice to Management

    Pay your officers what you promised them and do more to improve morale


  8. Great place to get training and then leave for greener pastures.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Police Department-Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great equipment and the best training! You will be ready to handle yourself as a law enforcement officer.

    Cons

    The investigation of every complaint and any complaint against an officer whether it sounds legitimate or not. Lack of support given to officers.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the people that work for you.


  9. Very Nice

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Police Department-Texas

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It makes for an Excellent Life Experience.

    Cons

    This job is a Civil Service job.

    Advice to Management

    Good work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good adventure.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Police Department-Texas

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is what you make of it, pay its alright, good equipment and good system to process arrested person. Recomended.

    Cons

    Poor management, pay can be better, health insurance is not good, macro management, hard to gain seniority, and hard to move around.

    Advice to Management

    To provide better support to their troops, have more positions available for patrol officers, more specialize training and provide better benefits.



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