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Dallas Police Department-Texas Reviews

Updated Apr 27, 2019

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  1. "Department"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Great opportunity to advance within the department

      Cons

      I have not experienced any cons

      Dallas Police Department-Texas2019-04-27
    • Helpful (3)

      "Better off working somewhere else"

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      Current Employee - Police Officer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Dallas Police Department-Texas full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Good experience for those wishing to pursue a federal law enforcement career

      Cons

      Corrupt, unethical and unprofessional leadership who make decisions based solely on racial concerns

      Dallas Police Department-Texas2019-02-23
    • Helpful (1)

      "Police Officer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Dallas Police Department-Texas

      Pros

      Work as much as you want.

      Cons

      Low pay, low morale, terrible benefits. Atmosphere of distrust between officers and command staff.

      Dallas Police Department-Texas2018-12-28
    • "Police Officer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at Dallas Police Department-Texas

      Pros

      Big Department, lots of work, various avenues (i.e. Narcotics, Vice, SWAT, etc) to go in regards to law enforcement. The training and work experience makes it very easy to transfer/get hired by another local, state and federal agency. Lots of work to do, pretty easy to get overtime. Scheduling vacation time was not too hard if you did it in advance.

      Cons

      When I was there, the pay was not that high, but it was not bad for me. The pension was going through issues, need to update some of the older equipment. Definitely stayed busy so it was pretty hard to do follow up work nor be proactive most of the time. Switched from the four ten hour shifts back to five eight hour shifts. Take a several years to get weekend days off (i.e. Saturday/Sunday, Friday/Saturday). At least...

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      Advice to Management

      More interaction with officers to find out what is needed, better scheduling of hours so that people can get off on time.

      Dallas Police Department-Texas2018-09-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "Coworkers and citizens were manageable and worth every minute. Administration and city officials do not care."

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      Former Employee - Police Officer in Dallas, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Dallas Police Department-Texas full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Working to better the city one call at a time. Fast paced and large department with many opportunities. Great place to start due to need, and great training plus expierence.

      Cons

      Pension fell apart, pay is still horrible, administration does not care about employees, you're a number not a name, and benefits ie medical are horrendous.

      Advice to Management

      Start polling your employees, increase the pay and benefits, and stop paying frivolous lawsuits.

      Dallas Police Department-Texas2018-09-01
    • Helpful (3)

      "Police Officer"

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      Former Employee - Police Officer in Dallas, TX

      I worked at Dallas Police Department-Texas full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Plenty of overtime Work outside Good training

      Cons

      Schedule Stress Lack of support from superiors

      Advice to Management

      Support your troops.

      Dallas Police Department-Texas2018-06-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "Hiring process wasn’t easy but doable."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Genuinely want you to succeed

      Cons

      The weather, it’s hot as hell when you’re running 1.5 miles in 90 degree weather.

      Advice to Management

      N/a

      Dallas Police Department-Texas2018-05-26
    • Helpful (2)

      "As a civilian not treated or appreciated or valued by the leadership. Always concerned about layoffs."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Dallas Police Department-Texas full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Time off, coworkers are great, offices are okay, both vacation time and sick time are separate. Feels like a safe environment

      Cons

      Pay, benefits are to expensive, lack of direction, the entry into the building from the parking garage is depressing and unkept. The parking garage elevator is in horrible shape.

      Advice to Management

      Use your civilians as part of the team

      Dallas Police Department-Texas2018-05-01
    • Helpful (1)

      "Police Department"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Dallas Police Department-Texas full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Working with minimal supervision and not stuck in an office

      Cons

      Having to work for a department overseen by the Dallas Mayor and City Council

      Advice to Management

      Pay your first responders what they deserve..

      Dallas Police Department-Texas2018-01-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Public Servant"

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      Former Employee - Business Owner in Dallas, TX
      Recommends

      I worked at Dallas Police Department-Texas full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Doesn't matter what the economy does, you get a paycheck!

      Cons

      Hours and days off may not be the best at the begining

      Advice to Management

      Work on a better retirement plan.

      Dallas Police Department-Texas2017-11-30

      Dallas Police Department-Texas Response

      December 4, 2017

      The Department thanks you for prior service and agree that there are times when the hours and days off are not the best, we take this job to serve the public, provide safety, and freedom to all citizens of Dallas.

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