We are continually monitoring the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Our policies and procedures are evaluated on a daily basis to ensure the health and safety of our employees, the public and applicants for employment with the Richardson Police Department.

The State of Texas has imposed travel restrictions and a mandatory 14-day quarantine for individuals travelling from certain cities, states and countries.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily no longer accepting applications from those who reside out-of-state or who have recently traveled to an area affected by the executive order.

If interested in our out-of-state Lateral Transfer program, contact us for more information.

An applicant may also suspend their application by notifying us by phone or email, with no penalty to themselves.


The Richardson Police Department is currently hiring for:
Public Safety Telecommunicator (9-1-1 Dispatcher)
Lateral Transfer Public Safety Telecommunicator (9-1-1 Dispatcher)
Part-Time 9-1-1 Call Taker
Apprentice Police Officer (academy recruit)
Lateral Transfer Police Officer
Public Safety Officer


Ongoing Testing:
The Richardson Police Department offers an ongoing test option for police officer applicants. It is now possible to apply for the position of Apprentice Police Officer and Lateral Entry Police Officer and take the civil service exam when it's convenient for you, no more waiting for the next scheduled test date.

Application Process:
When you have decided you are ready to apply, please visit the City of Richardson's Human Resources webpage. A recruiter will contact you in 2-3 business days after receiving your application. Please do not submit a resume, it is not needed for the position of Public Safety Telecommunicator or Apprentice Police Officer.

Internship Opportunities:
Now accepting applications for the fall, 2020, semester. The Richardson Police Department offers non-paying internships during Fall and Spring semesters to university students majoring in Criminology, Criminal Justice or a field closely related to law enforcement. Click here to learn more about our internship program.


Training with the Richardson Police Department SWAT Team courtesy of Channel 5, NBC News


Recruiting Video


Police Academy - Chapter 1


Police Academy - Chapter 2

Police Academy - Chapter 3


 Ongoing Testing Video


Dispatcher Video